Local recruitment: Manager Aboriginal Water Policy And Legislation (Identified)

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Aboriginal Identified opportunity for an experienced Manager Policy
  • Permanent full-time opportunity (flexible work arrangements) Flexible on location anywhere in NSW
  • Clerk Grade 11/12 – salary relative to experience, starting from $131,094.00 + super

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is working to increase rights and access to water for First Nations across NSW and embed Aboriginal cultural values as keys consideration in water management. The Department is seeking to appoint a Manager Aboriginal Water Policy and Legislation to lead initiatives under the NSW Aboriginal Water Strategy, native title negotiations and the Commonwealth’s Closing the Gap program.

This is an Aboriginal Identified role where Aboriginal identity, cultural knowledge or connections are a genuine aspect of the role. Positions are specifically noted under the provisions of the NSW Anti-discrimination Act (1977).

About You

The Manager Aboriginal Water Policy and Legislation will perform an integral role in the development of key initiatives under the Aboriginal Water Strategy and provide expert advice to Water Group business areas leading on other initiatives under the strategy. You will provide expert advice to inform the NSW government response to the Commonwealth’s Closing the Gap program as it relates to water rights and access and lead the development of a NSW implementation plan for the water target.

Leading a dedicated team, you will be responsible for the success of the Water Group’s native title negotiations as part of the Cluster’s coordinated approach to these negotiations to ensure First Nations aspirations and community and cultural considerations are incorporated into the development of water management legislation, policies, plans and institutional arrangements.

Be part of this important and progressive business unit, facilitating effective water management partnerships and engagement between First Nation people, Aboriginal community groups and DPIE Water, learning from the knowledge and aspirations of Aboriginal people.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience leading development and implementation of initiatives with First Nation peoples.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the role of government in water management.
  • Intra-state travel requiring periods of being away from home.
  • Applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997.

For more information read the full Role Description: Manager Aboriginal Water Policy and Legislation

For more information hit Apply to visit the iworkfor.nsw.gov.au website.

About Us

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPIE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

Applications close Tuesday 12 October 2021 at 11:55PM.

Should you require further information about the role please contact Beth Overton via [email protected]  or on 0419 116 771.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:

  • provide alternative formats to apply
  • make adjustments to the recruitment process
  • offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected]  (please include reference number).