Policy Officer - Traditional Owner Engagement

DELWP's Environment Protection Branch is seeking a Policy Officer to help us shape how we engage with Traditional Owner groups and use their input to achieve self-determination in environmental protection.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50921893
Closing Date: 27-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: 50921893 VPS4 Policy Officer - Traditional Owner Engagement - PD.docx (Word, 172KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Megan McDonald
0436 847 326

Position Details

DELWP is highly committed to strengthening the department as a culturally inclusive workplace for Aboriginal people with programs and supports to develop the careers of our Aboriginal staff. We particularly encourage Aboriginal people to apply for this position.

This is an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and collaborative individual to join DELWP's Environment Protection Branch. The branch leads the development of environment protection policy and legislative instruments in collaboration with the Environment Protection Authority, other departments and other parts of DELWP.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in science, engineering, law, economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar is desirable.
  • Experience in engaging with Traditional Owners and knowledge of Aboriginal cultural practices is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2023.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 27 July 2022. 

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 


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