Native Title Coordinator (VPSG5)

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 06/07/2022 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $103,920 - $125,735

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/081190

Reference: VG/081190

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Native Title Coordinator

  • $103,920 – $125,735 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Ongoing role
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

The Team

The position of Native Title Coordinator forms a part of the Resources Branch within the Forestry, Resources and Climate Change Group.

The Resources Branch develops policy, programs and regulation to enable investment and generate jobs through the sustainable development of the State's earth resources, including extractives, minerals and petroleum.

The Role

The Native Title Coordinator leads assessments and compliance for earth resources licences and licence applications against the provisions of the Commonwealth Native Title Act 1993 and the Victorian Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010. The role develops and supports highly effective and collaborative relationships across Aboriginal stakeholder groups and Traditional Owner (TO) corporations by acting as a key state-wide contact for native title enquiries relating to the earth resources industry.

Key Accountabilities will include:

  • Lead and manage highly effective and collaborative partnerships with Aboriginal groups, Traditional Owner (TO) corporations, industry, and the public.
  • Act as the key state-wide contact for native title enquiries relating to the earth resources industry and provide high level advice and recommendations on native title issues to queries from the Minister, senior management, Aboriginal groups, Traditional Owner (TO) corporations, industry professionals and the public regarding earth resources legislative framework activities and native title issues.
  • Lead and carry out assessments for earth resources legislation licence applications against the future act provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 and the Victorian Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010. Coordinate the Public Notification advertisements required by section 29 of the Native Title Act 1993. Monitor and manage applicant progress in reaching native title agreements with traditional owners and represent DJPR at native title related mediation/arbitration hearings.
  • Develop and lead key projects to improve outcomes in relation to native title and earth resources, including supporting the effective management of earth resources industry requirements under Land Use Activity Agreements.

The Candidate

You will use your well-developed interpersonal skills to successfully foster partnerships with Aboriginal stakeholders in order to support self-determination and native title. Thanks to your sound conceptual and analytical skills including the ability to interpret legislation, you will be able to provide advice and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders on complex issues and implement solutions to address current issues.

Further Information

For a confidential discussion, please contact Stephen Arnott, Manager Specialist Services, on 0448 701 630.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement to be communicated with by either telephone or email only, please notify the DJPR Recruitment Team at recruitment@ecodev.vic.gov.au with the position number in the subject line.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 6 July 2022.

Native Title Coordinator (VPSG5)

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Stephen Arnott | 0448 701 630

Native Title Coordinator (VPSG5)