Heritage Specialist

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Natural Resource Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Barwon South West Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50925776HS
Closing Date: 13-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: until 31/12/2023
Attachments: PD - 50925776 VPS4 Heritage Specialist.docx (Word, 965KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Emily Steele
+61 3 8508 0061

Position Details

 The Heritage Specialist (Part Time 0.4 FTE) manages and supports the delivery of professional advice on the safeguarding and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.

The Heritage Specialist is responsible for completing desktop and on-ground cultural heritage and values assessments to assist Regions and Districts to protect and manage cultural heritage during land management activities. These assessments are completed by working collaboratively with Traditional Owners, Registered Aboriginal parties, partner agencies, and Heritage Victoria.

This position is classified as an “identified position” aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal culture and an ability to communicate with Aboriginal communities. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Mentoring will be provided to support the successful candidate to establish themself in the role. Extensive training and on-the-job support will also be available.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification or demonstrated practical experience in Cultural Heritage Management, Archaeology, or Anthropology, and appropriate Geographical Information system (GIS) skills or ability to acquire these.
  • Knowledge of, and experience in the identification, safeguarding, and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.
  • An understanding of relevant cultural heritage legislation and DEECA's Pupangarli Marnmarnepu 'Owning Our Future' Aboriginal Self-Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025

This is part time (0.4 FTE), fixed term position available until 31 December 2023. The work location for this position is flexible within the Barwon South West Region (Heywood preferred) with hybrid work arrangements available.

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 Monday, 13 January 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

This position is classified as an “identified position” aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal culture and an ability to communicate with Aboriginal communities. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DEECA, please contact self.determination@delwp.vic.gov.au.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit www.careers.vic.gov.au

 

 


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