Fixed Term Contract until June 30, 2022 | VPS Grade 4 | Hume Victoria Location | Salary $87,640 - $99,438 plus superannuation This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.
The purpose of this role is to support service excellence in delivering effective and efficient provision of Traditional Owner relationship management, priority projects connected to Traditional Owner aspirations for Cultural fire on Country, coordination of Cultural burn development and planning, support for regional partnerships and a high performing culture. Key aptitudes include mapping, communication, planning, organisational skills, and self-management. Your accountabilities will include: • Coordinate and provide high quality services to support the nomination, planning and delivery of traditional burns for the Region, ensuring they run through the Traditional Owner designated process (where one exists) and Joint Fuel Management Program (JFMP) processes. • Assist with the monitoring evaluation and reporting for the Traditional Owner fire program in partnership with Traditional Owners. Work with the Regional Forest, Fire and Planning Team to ensure appropriate data is collected to allow for a thorough review and analysis of the effectiveness of the burns against their stated objectives and potential improvements to the program. • Participate in the delivery of Cultural burns where appropriate and other fuel reduction burns. • Identify emerging issues, risks and trends impacting on the successful achievement of objectives and priorities and develop solutions and options. About the Department We are a key manager of Victoria’s public estate and directly manage an $8.3 billion investment portfolio, with 81 per cent comprising various categories of public land. We bring together planning, local government and infrastructure, environment, climate change, energy and water functions, to ensure an integrated approach to the development of long-term State and regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. About the Group The Forest, Fire and Regions Group (FFRG) provides high quality policy advice on forest, fire and emergency management, and delivers integrated, accessible and high quality Departmental programs and services in partnership with local communities. The Regional Forest and Fire Operations Unit leads and coordinates the planning and delivery of regional forest, fire and emergency management operations to provide environmental, economic and social benefits, and improve the safety of local communities. About the Regions Traditional Owners and Custodians We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, and Gunaikurnai peoples as traditional owners with formal recognition in Hume. We also acknowledge other groups seeking recognition including the Bangerang, Dhudhuroa-Waywurru, Duduroa Darghal, Jaithmathang peoples. We would like to learn from their experience and begin bringing traditional and western practices together.
You will be a team player with an agile mindset, a passion for planning and the ability to multitask. You will have strong written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to liaise with varied stakeholders across the Department and external organisations. Key to this role will be your ability to connect the Traditional Owner groups and the Department and encourage sharing of views through collaboration be-tween these parties. You will also bring with you a depth of understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners. Key Selection Criteria Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications • Knowledge and understanding of land and fire management in Victoria including a working knowledge of fire planning processes. • A sound knowledge of Victorian Traditional Owner groups, as well as the Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Strategy. • Demonstrated experience on working effectively with Aboriginal people and the ability to communicate sensitively on cultural safety matters. Capabilities • Outcomes thinking: Ensures team organisation’s operating and delivery model is designed in ways that creates a positive impact on community. • Critical thinking and problem solving: Delivers tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions. • Project delivery: define the parameters of the task in accordance to the desirable outcomes, while coordinating others the execute the appropriate activities, monitor all progress against plans and take corrective action when required. • Working collaboratively: Identifies and works to overcome barriers of knowledge or information sharing and identify opportunities to work with other teams to deliver outcomes. Desirable • An appropriate qualification in science, natural resource management or equivalent experience would be desirable, but is not required.
· Flexible working arrangements · Fixed term contract until June 30th, 2022. · An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated · Attractive salary · VPS Grade 4
Hume, Victoria How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “DELWP Hume Cultural Burn Officer”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum two pages] responding to the seven selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by midnight 1 July 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Tiana Callaughan Email: [email protected] Ph: 0419 599 251