Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Project Support Officer
Aboriginal Water Unit
Full Time | 3 Year Fixed Term Contract | Competitive Salary | Melbourne Location
This ‘special measures’ position is open only to people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
The Department is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering livable, inclusive and sustainable communities.
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.
About the Group
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. 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 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.
‘Victorian Traditional Owners have cultural, spiritual and economic connections to land, water and resources 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)
This ‘special measures’ position is open only to people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. The staff member will report to the Team Leader, Aboriginal Water Unit.
The role has the following responsibilities:
You will be known as a person with enormous potential both in terms of your superior ability to organise and track tasks and your ability to represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You will have a solid track record of being able to work with limited supervision and for using your initiative to keep your team and leaders informed of progress and challenges. You will be passionate about the work in the sector.
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.
Knowledge and Skills
Planning and Organising:
What we can offer you
Competitive salary of between $68,884-$83,640 plus superannuation
All applications must be made in writing and include the following:
Please ensure these are sent though in WORD format.
Applications are to be emailed to email@example.com with the heading “DELWP Project Support Officer” in the subject line.
Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 9 March 2020
Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.
For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion
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