Full Time | 3 Year Fixed Term Contract | Melbourne Location | Salary $101,120 - $122,348 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. Position Number: 50922795
This position will contribute to the development and implementation of projects related to Aboriginal water as part of the development of Victoria’s Aboriginal Water Program, and as part of DELWP’s commitment to Aboriginal self-determination. In this role, you will be supporting the Senior Manager Aboriginal Water in delivering the Aboriginal Water Program, including the oversight of specific projects being delivered by Traditional Owner groups. You will also support Aboriginal Water Project Officers who will be based regionally in other organisations. This role requires a person with understanding and experience in Aboriginal stakeholder engagement as well as sound project management skills. An understanding of Victoria’s water resources, the legislative framework for their management and of the requirements of the Murray Darling Basin Plan is also desirable. About the Department DELWP is 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 assets, 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 regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. About the Group/ Division The Water and Catchments Group (WCG), in partnership with water corporations and catchment management authorities, is responsible for effectively managing Victoria's water resources to meet future urban, rural and environmental needs. 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 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.
To be successful in this role you will be experienced at project management at a senior level, with strong contract management and stakeholder engagement skills, alongside having a flexible and collaborative approach to working. A tertiary qualification in resource management or water would be desirable. The key responsibilities of the role include: • Case manage numerous projects, funded by a multi-million dollar investment by the Victorian Government, to better support Traditional Owners 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 ensure 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 water management (e.g. DELWP Self Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025, Pupangarli Marnmarnepu). • Contribute new and emerging policy ideas, for consideration of the Aboriginal Water team and senior management. Key Selection Criteria Specialist/Technical Expertise 1. Have extensive experience and knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal communities and issues to deliver culturally informed Government programs and services. 2. Understanding, knowledge and experience of Aboriginal water issues is highly desirable. 3. A qualification in natural resource management or water is desirable. Capabilities 4. Flexibility and Adaptability: Considers the merits of new ideas and approaches. Is willing to develop & apply new skills. Strong time management skills and managing competing priorities. 5. Working Collaboratively: Cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information; shows consideration, concern and respect for the feelings and ideas of others; accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others; encourages resolution of conflict within the group. 6. Promote Inclusion: Is a role model in the way they promote inclusion within the workplace and outside the workplace. 7. Project Delivery: Translates strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes, defines governance (e.g. success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress moni-toring) required to manage risks and maximise probability of success.
· Flexible working arrangements · A full time 3 year fixed term contract · An inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated
Melbourne, VIC. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “DELWP Senior Project Officer”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum two pages] responding to the 7 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 11 August 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