Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer - Western Victoria (Designated Aboriginal Position) (PVO4)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 04/07/2021 (Midnight)
18 days remaining

18 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Parks Victoria

Salary: $82,483 - $88,587

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/10749000

Reference: VG/10749000

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $82,483 - $88,587

Work location: South West Region | Warrnambool

Implement and support the regional delivery of cultural heritage management on Parks Victoria managed land!

  • Achieve conservation outcomes for Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • Establish partnership frameworks to strengthen relationships with Traditional Owner groups
  • Ongoing, Full time role located in Warrnambool (Negotiable within Western Victoria)

About the branch

The Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer is part of the Managing Country Together (MCT) Directorate, which supports Parks Victoria to work effectively with Traditional Owners to manage cultural landscapes across the State. The Directorate is taking a lead role in helping Parks Victoria to prepare for a rapidly changing operating environment – in particular with respect to increasing numbers of native title settlements, Registered Aboriginal Parties and jointly managed parks.

The role will be based in Parks Victoria's Western Region, which consists of a diverse range of parks and reserves including the iconic Grampians, Little Desert and Great Otway National Parks. The Region contains three districts: Western Basalt, South West and West Coast.

About the role and your responsibilities

As the Regional Aboriginal Heritage Project Officer, you will support the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage (ACH) values on Parks Victoria managed land in the West Region. You will work with the Regional Aboriginal Heritage Coordinator to support regional and district staff to implement Parks Victoria's policies and procedures for protecting ACH, in line with the organisation's Managing Country Together principles and legislative requirements and embed ACH values into operational planning and priority-setting.

In this role, you will work closely with Traditional Owners and other land management partners to identify appropriate measures to protect Aboriginal heritage values on the parks estate and support the implementation of on-ground partnership projects that improve the knowledge, security and condition of ACH values. You will also have a key role in supporting West Region staff to improve their understanding and capacity in ACH protection.

To be successful for this role you will need: 

  • Sound understanding of the identification and protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage values
  • Working knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation, governance and policies in Victoria is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with Traditional Owners
  • A current employee Working with Children Check is required

Your application must include:

  • Your current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) as outlined in the position description.
  • Completed Aboriginality form OR Affirmation of Aboriginality

Join our innovative organisation and enjoy what you do, apply today!

Application Closing date: Sunday 4 July 2021

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All Parks Victoria staff are expected to support this commitment.

A number of position have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People 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 Designated Aboriginal positions. Applicants will be required to provide a formal identification certificate