Local recruitment: Senior Aboriginal Partnerships Officer

Government of South Australia

Adelaide SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 449303
Location: 5000 – ADELAIDE
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Job Description:

The Senior Aboriginal Partnerships Officer develops and maintains partnerships with First Nations peoples to facilitate their successful engagement in the Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch’s projects and programs. The role is responsible for the provision of expert First Nations engagement advice to project teams, and ensuring First Nations peoples interests are recognised and incorporated into the Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch’s strategic and operational activities.  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Contract: This is a merit pool.  Multiple positions available and different contract types and lengths may be offered.

Special Conditions:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal communities is essential.
  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.
  • Role is based in Adelaide, with scope to be based in the Murraylands and Riverland region.
  • A current class “C” driver’s licence and willingness and ability to safely operate a 4wd is essential.
  • Intrastate and some remote area travel, including overnight absences, is required.
  • Some out of hours work may be required


  • Degree in the field of Archaeology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management, Cultural Heritage Management or equivalent is desirable.

Remuneration: ASO6 $92,784 min p.a. to $98,143 max p.a.

Enquiries to:

Kate Braham
Program Leader, Aboriginal Partnerships and Approvals
[email protected]
0400 931 982

Application Instructions: All applications are to be submitted through I Work for SA.
Submit a CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) outlined in the Role Description.

Applications close: 24/08/2021 11:00 PM


– ASO6 Senior Aboriginal Partnerships Officer.docx
– employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement

The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.