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Senior Native Title Project Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Seeking an individual with strong negotiation and relationship building capabilities to maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external delivery partners.

The Senior Native Title Project Officer provides high level support to the Principal Native Title Officer and management in the negotiation and settlement of native title claims and agreements under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic). The successful applicant will provide oversight in the administration of procedural rights processes for future act and land use activities occurring on Crown land.

The position is part of the Traditional Owner Agreements Unit which is responsible for negotiating and implementing a range of Government commitments in the growing area of Traditional Owner settlements. The team coordinates input to native title settlement negotiations, leads initial implementation of settlements, manages the set-up of Traditional Owner Land Management Boards, supports the development of joint management plans, provides governance and policy advice to fulfil Government and Traditional Owner land management and natural resource objectives.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience and knowledge in the development and delivery of policy, programs and projects; demonstrated use of these skills in Traditional Owner policy development and/or implementation.
    1. A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and society and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people.
    2. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the Traditional Owner Settlement Act (Vic) 2010 and Native Title Act (Cwlth) 1993. and self-determination.
  • Tertiary qualification(s) including post-graduate qualification(s) in law and/or para-legal fields will be highly regarded. Tertiary qualifications in economics, public policy, natural resource or environmental management, business management or similar is desirable.

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 27 June 2021 

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Interested applicants will be asked to supply a completed confirmation of Aboriginality Form or a copy of a past completed form. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact self.determination@delwp.vic.gov.au.