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Cultural Burn Officer (2 Positions) (Vpsg4)

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

Mining, Oil & Gas
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Fantastic opportunity to work closely with regional teams and local Traditional Owners in supporting, planning and delivering traditional burns for the Region.

The Cultural Burn Officer will interface between Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and Traditional Owners to support high quality delivery of functions and projects connected to Traditional Owner aspirations for Cultural fire on Country.

The purpose of this role is to support service excellence in delivering effective and efficient provision of Traditional Owner relationship management, priority projects connected to Traditional Owner aspirations for Cultural fire on Country, coordination of Cultural burn development and planning, support for regional partnerships and a high performing culture. Key aptitudes include mapping, communication, planning, organisational skills and self-management. A knowledge of fire fighting and required planning would be an advantage.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • An appropriate qualification in science, natural resource management or equivalent experience would be desirable, but is not required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of land and fire management in Victoria including a working knowledge of fire planning processes.
  • A sound knowledge of Victorian Traditional Owner groups, as well as the Victorian Traditional Owner Cultural Fire Strategy.
  • Demonstrated experience on working effectively with Aboriginal people and the ability to communicate sensitively on cultural safety matters.

These are fixed term position until 30 June 2022. The positions are located within Gippsland Region and within the Hume Region. Office locations can be negotiated.

To be considered for this position, your application should include which region you are applying for, 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 Thursday, 1 July 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 [email protected].