Heritage Specialist

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926088HS
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $72,751 - $88,336
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50926088 PD Heritage Specialist 2023.docx (Word, 965KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Janaya O’Dempsey, Acting Program Manager
0438994609, janaya.y.o'dempsey@delwp.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Heritage Specialist supports the delivery of professional advice on the protection and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.

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

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

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of, and experience in the identification, protection, and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.
  • Experience in Geographical Information system (GIS) skills or ability to acquire these.
  • An understanding of relevant cultural heritage legislation and DELWP's Pupangarli Marnmarnepu – our Aboriginal Self-Determination Reform Strategy.

This is a fixed term position available until 31 October 2023. The work location for this position is flexible within the Hume Region – Wodonga / 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 Tuesday, 7 February  2023.

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.  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.

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