Local recruitment: Senior Project Officer

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $101,120 – $122,348

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/50922795

We are looking for a self-motivated and committed individual, with excellent relationship building skills.

This position will contribute to the development and implementation of projects related to Aboriginal water as part of the development of Victoria’s Aboriginal Water Program, and as part of DELWP’s commitment to Aboriginal self determination. In this role, you will be supporting the Senior Manager Aboriginal Water in delivering the Aboriginal Water Program, including the oversight of specific projects being delivered by Traditional Owner groups.  You will also support Aboriginal Water Project Officers who will be based, regionally in other organisations.

This role requires a person with understanding and experience in Aboriginal stakeholder engagement as well as sound project management skills. An understanding of Victoria’s water resources, the legislative framework for their management and of the requirements of the Murray Darling Basin Plan is desirable, but not required

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Have extensive experience and knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal communities and issues to deliver culturally informed Government programs and services.
  • Understanding, knowledge and experience of Aboriginal water issues is highly desirable.
  • A qualification in natural resource management or water is desirable.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 3 years.

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 Wednesday 11 August 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.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period. To be appointed to an ongoing position you must be an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian/New Zealand citizen.

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.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples’ connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact [email protected].