Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Melbourne


Position Details

This position is classified as an “identified position” aimed at increasing employment opportunities for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. The position requires an in-depth knowledge of Aboriginal culture and an ability to communicate with Aboriginal communities. Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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) as well as oversight in the administration of procedural rights processes for future act and land use activities occurring on Crown land.

The role requires strong negotiation skills as well as strong relationship building capabilities to maintain effective working relationships with internal and external delivery partners including the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Parks Victoria, First Nations Legal and Research Services and Traditional Owner corporations.

The position is part of the Traditional Owner Agreements team 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 the set-up and support of Traditional Owner Land Management Boards and provides governance and policy advice to fulfil Government and Traditional Owner land management and natural resource objectives.

This is a fixed term position available for a period of 2 years.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description.

DELWP will conduct relevant and required checks about applicants and the information provided with an application. Such checks will include but are not limited to:

- A Statutory Declaration and Consent form consenting to DELWP contacting current and previous employer(s) to substantiate employment history, past conduct and performance is required.
- A satisfactory National Police Check will be required (for all non-DELWP employees).
- This position has a requirement to work shift work or out of hours work will be required that will involve evening or weekend work including occasional overnight travel.
- Victorian Driver's License is required.

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