Aboriginal Partnership Coordinator

We are looking for someone with sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society and land management, who is great at partnering with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, and passionate about self-determination and the environment.
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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Grampians Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50926466A
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: PD DEECA - 50926466 VPS4 Aboriginal Partnerships Coord.docx (Word, 953KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michael Stewart
0437 994 606

Position Details

We are looking for someone with sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society and land management, who is great at partnering with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, and passionate about self-determination and the environment.

Based in Grampians Region Community and Partnerships team you will support the Aboriginal Partnerships team in leading implementation of Pupangarli Marnmarnepu, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning's self-determination strategy. This includes fostering relationships between DELWP, Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal organisations in the region, supporting a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal staff and visitors, providing advice and supporting initiatives that enable employment, recognition and the aspirations of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians.

This position has been identified for Australian Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islander People. This is a designated position under ‘special measures' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander people are eligible to apply for this position

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society and land and resource management issues in Victoria and understanding of networks within Victorian Aboriginal communities and natural resource management agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with diverse Traditional Owner groups and Aboriginal Victorians and ability to strengthen and build relationships and partnerships.

This is a fixed term position available until 1 December 2023. The work location for this position is flexible within the Grampians Region 

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 Sunday, 5 February 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.

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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