Aboriginal Heritage Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 14/03/2021 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Negotiable, Various

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Environment, Land Management

Reference: VG/50939781

Reference: VG/50939781

Occupation: Environment, Land Management

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Negotiable, Various

  • Support the protection and management of aboriginal culture and heritage
  • Contribute to the planning of the strategic fuel breaks program
  • Location: Negotiable-Flexible (statewide) Establish program level governance and processes to support program delivery, protection of aboriginal heritage values and the implementation of Pupangarli Marnmarnepu 'Owning Our Future’.

The Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical works program received significant investment that will support community and asset protection and provide strategic advantage for planned burning and fire control operations in the context of a rapidly changing climate.

The Aboriginal Heritage Officer within the Strategic Fuel Breaks (SFB) and Mechanical works program will provide policy support and advice on the protection and management of Aboriginal and historic cultural heritage places, objects, and values.

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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in identifying, protecting, and managing 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 a fixed term position available until 30 June 2022. The successful applicant may request to work from any DELWP office location subject to negotiation and COVID-Safe transitional arrangements.

The department plays a major role in Victoria's emergency response activities, through an all-hazards, all-emergencies approach. Staff undertaking these roles have been quarantined from performing emergency management roles and participation in planned burning operations.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 14 March 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

This position has been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People. It is a designated position under the ‘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. Applicants will be required to provide a completed Aboriginality form.

Aboriginal Heritage Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Craige Brown | 0498 163 584 or craige.brown@delwp.vic.gov.au

Aboriginal Heritage Officer (VPSG4)