The Heritage, Reef and Marine Division works to conserve, protect and sustainably manage Australia’s biodiversity and heritage. Our heritage is an important part of our national identity. We work actively to ensure the protection of our national and world heritage places that tell the stories of our history and our unique Indigenous heritage.
• Take a leading role in strategic planning, program and project management and/or policy development including proposing and facilitating innovation initiatives and supporting business improvement strategies and changes in workplace practices. • Plan, organise and direct the activities of a small team to meet Ministerial and departmental priorities and objectives, including resource allocation, scheduling and reporting. • Take responsibility for the preparation, review and clearance of high quality written material including in particular Ministerial briefs and correspondence, and possibly other documents including discussion papers, reports, agenda papers, contracts and web text. • Promote and manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders including community groups and businesses with a focus on achieving positive heritage outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. • Oversee and authorise procurement and contracts including developing documentation, managing selection processes and actively driving contractor performance.
• Ability to quickly identify and understand operational parameters including ministerial and departmental priorities and objectives, organisational structures, stakeholders and legal and policy constraints. • Demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication, applicable to a wide range of products and situations including review and editing. • Ability to critically evaluate arguments to ensure that they are comprehensive, coherent, legally sound and compliant with relevant laws, policies and ministerial and departmental priorities and objectives. • Judgement and confidence to provide and defend advice based on a detailed analysis of diverse and sensitive views where there may be a range of viable options. • Ability to develop and support complex relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including representing the agency at community and cross-agency levels, and where appropriate communicating sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. • Demonstrated ability to build a cooperative team environment. • Working with a level of independence under broad direction, make timely decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge. • Excellent personal and team organisation skills to prioritise and manage a range of projects and contracts to ensure timely and successful delivery of outcomes. • Confidence, resilience and empathy are essential for the sensitive and efficient resolution of complex issues.
- 18 month contract - Attractive salary - Government department
Canberra based. How to apply: Applicants are required to submit a current CV/resume and a statement of claims (750 words maximum) outlining why you are interested in this position and why you believe that you have the skills, capabilities, knowledge and experience to be considered for this role. Please provide examples which demonstrate your ability to perform the duties of the position. Applications must be emailed to [email protected], closing date Monday January 18, 2021. For more information, call 02 6182 2151 or email [email protected]