Heritage Registry Training and Education Officer

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1664221
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Until 28 June 2024
Attachments: Position Description - Heritage Registry Training and Education Officer - Traditional Owner Relationships and Heritage - FPSR - VPS4 - September 2022. (Word, 193KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Oona Phillips
0439 248 420

Position Details

The First Peoples - State Relations Group is seeking talented and passionate individuals committed to progressing the Victorian Government's nation leading work with First Peoples.

This is a unique opportunity to work in new and innovative ways that recognise First Peoples as the self-determining drivers of Aboriginal affairs in Victoria. This role will contribute to the ground-breaking work of the Group in the areas of truth, treaty, self-determination and cultural rights.

As the Heritage Registry Training and Education Officer, you will develop, maintain and deliver education and training programs to improve understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register and functions of the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Registry Information System (ACHRIS).

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • an understanding of the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage and the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, and an understanding of Aboriginal community aspirations and current challenges and opportunities
  • experience in delivering education and training to a range of stakeholders, including Traditional Owners, heritage professionals, students and government bodies
  • excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • well-developed written and verbal skills, with the ability to articulate and present complex concepts clearly and concisely
  • excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills
  • strong written communication skills, with a high degree of attention to detail.

A vocational, graduate or Bachelor level (or higher) qualification in Adult Education would be advantageous.

The First Peoples - State Relations Group recognises the invaluable contribution of existing Aboriginal staff and is committed to promoting Aboriginal leadership as reflected in the Group's executive team. The Group welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and strongly encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in these positions to apply.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy which requires all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To be able to meet the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination  requirements and for the department to meet its obligations under the OH&S Act, the department will request employees provide their vaccination information (including 3rd dose / booster) or evidence of an exemption throughout the recruitment process. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.


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