Contribute to the development and implementation of stakeholder and engagement resources to support and promote Victoria’s Aboriginal Water Program, as part of DELWP’s commitment to Aboriginal self-determination.
This position will contribute to the development and implementation of stakeholder and engagement resources to support and promote Victoria’s Aboriginal Water Program, as part of DELWP’s commitment to Aboriginal self-determination. In this role, you will be supporting the Aboriginal Water Program with its engagement and communication activities, including newsletters and report cards. In addition, this role will coordinate a network for Aboriginal Water Project Officers who will be based regionally in either Traditional Owner Corporations or government authorities. Key responsibilities include: • Lead the development of all stakeholder and engagement materials for the AWU, Water Country and Community Program and case management activities, including program newsletters, external program delivery and outcomes reports (e.g. annual progress reports). • Develop resources for industry to incorporate cultural values and uses into water planning and management and monitor implementation. • Deliver innovative and culturally appropriate educational and communication materials to strengthen capacity of Victorian Aboriginal people to participate in water management and planning. For a complete list of the duties and responsibilities, please contact Pipeline Talent for a copy of the Position Description. About the Department DELWP employs more than 4,000 staff in 82 locations across the state. 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. The department owns and manages a further $1.6 billion of other as-sets, including 40,000 kilometres of roads and tracks, office buildings, depots, public toilets, picnic shelters, recreational facilities, firefighting and road maintenance equipment, crossings, water bores and mobile plant equipment. About the Branch The Environmental Policy and Community Partnerships Branch focuses on emerging policy development and institutional review and reform, to provide community benefits. The Aboriginal Water Unit (AWU) has specifically been formed to deliver the Government’s Aboriginal Water Program, which aims to better include Aboriginal people in the way water is managed in Victoria and to reconnect communities to water for cultural, economic, customary and spiritual purposes.
You will be a team player with a passion for projects and the ability to multitask and manage multiple projects and moving parts. 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 between these parties. To be successful in this role you will be well organised, articulate, and energetic. You will bring with you a depth of understanding of Aboriginal cultures, and a proven ability to engage with Traditional Owners. A tertiary qualification (or progress towards one) in a related field such as engineering, business, natural resource management or environmental science will be highly regarded. Key Selection Criteria 1. Identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. Please note: your application will not be considered if you do not clearly identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977(NSW) and the Special/Equal Opportunity Measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications 2. Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal history and culture, including experience working with Aboriginal people, preferably in the context of water planning and management. Capabilities 3. Stakeholder Management: Identifies and manages a range of complex and often competing needs and has a strong ability to finds innovative solutions to resolve stakeholder issues. 4. Written Communication: Extensive experience in preparing and delivering reports where you have identified the key messages and information required for decision making. Also, has an ability to provide advice on influencing and the needs of the target audience. 5. Verbal Communication: Clearly and confidently communicates with people at all levels of the organization and handles difficult and sensitive communications well. 6. Service Excellence: Creates a climate of service excellence; encourages new and different approaches and solutions.
· Flexible working arrangements · A full time 36-month flexible term contract · An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated · Attractive salary · VPS Grade 4
Melbourne, Vic. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected]pipelinetalent.com.au with the subject line “DELWP Project Officer – Aboriginal Water Unit”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum two pages] responding to the 6 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 12 October 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