Traditional Owner Project Officer

• Support DELWP’s approach to Aboriginal inclusion

• Building relationships with stakeholders

• Location: Bendigo

Responsible for overseeing the implementation of department commitments associated with Recognition Settlement Agreements.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: North West - Bendigo
Reference: VG/926772
Closing Date: 29-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 926772 VPS 5 Traditonal Owner Project Officer PD Oct 2017.docx (Word, 108KB)


Contact: Mark Costello
0408 150 655

Position Details

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.

The Traditional Owner Project Officer is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Department of Environment Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) commitments associated with Recognition Settlement Agreements between the State of Victoria and Traditional Owner Corporations in the Loddon Mallee Region. Maintain a strong relationship with a range of individuals and groups, including Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and natural resource management government agencies and statutory entities. Initiate effective communication between groups to enable a genuine partnership approach to participation activities.

The position is key to delivering on participation actions set under the DELWP Aboriginal Inclusion Plan, Munganin Gadhaba 2016-2020 and requires a highly motivated and responsive person who is a proactive and innovative self-starter with excellent communication and relationship building skills.  Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly those affecting the Aboriginal people of Victoria, experience and knowledge of Traditional Owners and land management, including natural resource management, policy and/or program delivery, particularly as it relates to the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 is desirable.

This is a fixed term – flexible position for a period of 2 years.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight Sunday on 29 October 2017.


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