Heritage Specialist

The Heritage Specialist manages and supports the delivery of professional advice on the protection 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.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926080R
Closing Date: 26-Sep-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Heritage Specialist VPS 4.docx (Word, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Bart Smith
0417292186

Position Details

Relationships are a key part of the role and the Heritage Specialist will be required to maintain effective working relationships with Traditional Owners, Registered Aboriginal Parties, First people State Relations, Parks Victoria, Country Fire Authority, Heritage Victoria and other agencies as required. DELWP works in partnership with these agencies and effective collaboration is essential to cultural heritage protection and management on public land.

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, protection, and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.
    • An understanding of relevant cultural heritage legislation and DELWP's Pupangarli Marnmarnepu “Owning Our Future” Aboriginal Self-Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025.

This is an ongoing position. This position is located in the Hume Region (Wodonga or Ovens)

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, 26 September 2022

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 or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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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