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Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Senior Land Services Officer) - Aboriginal Identified Position

Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Senior Land Services Officer) - Aboriginal Identified Position

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We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

  • Ongoing Full-time role
  • Negotiable Location within Bega, Berry, Boorowa, Braidwood, Cooma, Goulburn, or Yass.
  • Salary starting from $101,947 pa + super
  • Please note this position is open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

South East Local Land Services acknowledges we operate in and deliver services throughout Country of Aboriginal communities in the South East region. We recognise and respect Elders and cultural knowledge holders, past and present, and the unique, diverse and enduring cultures and histories of all Aboriginal people. We are committed to engaging with Aboriginal Communities to enhance the values of managing Country by protecting the natural environment and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Senior Land Services Officer) to provide technical advice and support to all South East Local Land Services staff in the identification and protection of landscape cultural values with a view to improve staff understanding of and appreciation of traditional ecological knowledge. This is a great opportunity to engage with Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal businesses and strengthen relationships and partnerships with Local Land Services.

You will develop and implement community-based information and increase the ability of Indigenous groups, rural landholders, land managers, community groups, partner organisations and industry groups to have consideration and appreciation of cultural values and traditional ecological knowledge in their management of agricultural land issues for environmental, production and biosecurity outcomes.  You will have strong connections to Aboriginal people and networks in South East NSW, to help identify opportunity to strengthen relationships and participate in South East LLS planning and projects.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Site Assessments
  • Providing support to South East LLS staff to increase awareness of and capacity to protect cultural values in the South East Landscape.
  • Building and strengthening relationships between Local Land Services and Aboriginal community across South East NSW.
  • Identifying opportunities to engage Aboriginal people and businesses.
  • Facilitating linkages between Aboriginal groups, key land managers and the community.
  • Organising events and undertaking administrative program management tasks
  • Engaging with Aboriginal Community groups and individuals on behalf of South East LLS to encourage employment 'On Country' and to assist in including diversity and cultural advice on our projects.

You’ll need to have a current NSW Driver Licence, and the capacity and willingness to travel throughout the region as required. Project skills and Aboriginal community engagement experience is a must. Having established networks and knowledge of the Aboriginal community of South East NSW is highly desired.

How to apply:
If this role sounds ideal to you, please apply via our online portal by submitting your resume and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match what we are looking for. We will then get back in touch after the closing date.

Please note: To be eligible for this position applicants must be of Aboriginal descent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and accepted in the community as such. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised under Section 14 (d) of the Antidiscrimination Act 1997.

Applications through email will not be accepted.

Closing Date: Sunday 29 January 2023 @ 11:55pm AEST

If you have any questions or want further information please contact Ken Garner, Manager Delivery Support ken.garner@lls.nsw.gov.au 0437423078 You can also download the role description.  

Additional Information: 
A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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