Full Time | 3 Year Fixed Term Contract | Melbourne Location | Salary $96,942 - $117,293 plus superannuation
The role has the following responsibilities: • Case manage numerous projects, funded by a multi-million dollar investment by the Victorian Government, to better support Traditional Owner and Aboriginal Victorians to have more opportunities in the water sector • Support regionally based Aboriginal water officers, to further their water aspirations • Liaise with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder, waterway managers (catchment management authorities and water corporations) as well as Traditional Owners and Aboriginal communities to en-sure Aboriginal knowledge, values and perspectives are included in water management and planning • Be a conduit between Traditional Owner Corporations and the Department, to support two-way learning and inclusion • Assist in the implementation of the WCGs commitments to improving Aboriginal involvement in wa-ter management (e.g. DELWP Self Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025, Pupangarli Marn-marnepu) • Contribute new and emerging policy ideas, for consideration of the Aboriginal Water team and senior management. About the Department DELWP employs more than 4,000 staff in 82 locations across the state. We are a key manager of Victo-ria’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. 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 re-gional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. For further information about the department, please visit our website www.delwp.vic.gov.au About the Group The Water and Catchments Group (WCG), in partnership with water corporations and catchment man-agement authorities, is responsible for effectively managing Victoria's water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs. WCG works across the Department, with agencies, Ministers, stakeholders and the community to balance the economic, environmental and social values of water. This work helps deliver secure water supplies, greener and livable cities and towns and healthy waterways and aquifers. 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 has spe-cifically been formed to deliver the Government’s Aboriginal Water Program, which aims to better in-clude Aboriginal people in the way water is managed in Victoria and to reconnect communities to water for cultural, economic, customary and spiritual purposes. ‘Victorian Traditional Owners have cultural, spiritual and economic connections to land, water and re-sources through their associations and relationship with Country. Collaborating with Traditional Owners in water planning and management is an aspect of maintaining access to Country and its resources. The newly formed Aboriginal Water Unit will work to better understand Aboriginal water values and uses by working respectful partnership with Traditional Owners’. (source: www.delwp.vic.gov.au) Department values Our values underpin everything we do. How we deliver our work is as important as the outcomes we achieve for the Victorian community. Our values are the foundation of our culture and guide how we work together, with our ministers, stakeholders, partners and the community. The department’s values are: Teamwork, Service Excellence, Ownership and Wellbeing & Safety.
You will be a team player with an agile mindset, 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 en-courage sharing of views and 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) will be highly regarded. Key Selection Criteria 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. Capabilities • Flexibility and Adaptability • Working Collaboratively • Promote Inclusion • Project Delivery
· Flexible working arrangements · A full time 3 year fixed term contract · An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated · Ongoing professional development.
Melbourne Location How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “DELWP Project Support Officer”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to the 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 10 May 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. Lesina Gibbs- Manuatu Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880