Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation are hiring RAP Technical Specialist

CONFIRMED HIRE DURING COVID-19 – *Immediate hire opportunity*

The RAP Technical Specialist is an important new member of the Cultural Landscapes Team. The position will lead the assessment of all Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CMPs), Preliminary Aboriginal Heritage Tests (PAHTs), Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements (ACHLMAs), Cultural Heritage Permits (CHPs), Aboriginal Heritage Protection Declarations (AHPDs) and Cultural Heritage Agreements (CHAs) to ensure compliance with the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act, regulations and prescribed standards, as well as the preparation of documentation for approvals and refusals of CHMPs including documentation for the purposes of reporting. The role will be supported and guided by the GM Cultural Landscapes in progressing Eastern Maar standards that reflect the importance of cultural heritage within a cultural landscapes’ context.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Cultural Heritage Management and technical support
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Coaching and training
  • Other General provisions


  • Qualified Heritage Advisor as defined by the Aboriginal Heritage Act.
  • Tertiary qualification in either Archaeology (preferred), Anthropology or related field.
  • Experience in developing and/or evaluating cultural heritage management plans and cultural heritage permits, preparation of clear accurate and professional documentation to support executive decision making.
  • Experience in the registration of Aboriginal places on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Register.
  • Ability to use Geographical Information Systems and Global Positioning System technology.
  • Proven planning, problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to work through issues with moderate complexity and guide and/or coach others in the resolution of problems.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills to engage with, influence and build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • A current Victorian driver’s licence is essential.


  • Demonstrated understanding of the regulatory framework in which EMAC operates.
  • Knowledge of Eastern Maar people, Country, culture, values, aspirations and customs and experience working with the Eastern Maar people, community and key organisations and stakeholder groups
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people, including a demonstrated ability to communicate and engage sensitively and effectively with Traditional Owner led communities and organisations.
  • Tertiary qualification at Honors level in either Archaeology (preferred), Anthropology or related field.

To apply please include in your application a CV/resume and cover letter that addresses why you are the best candidate for this position and how your background, experience and skills align with the Key Selection Criteria.

Please ensure your full name is on all attachments and email your application to john.clarke@easternmaar.com.au.

Closing date for applications: COB 22 June 2020

If you have any queries about the role, please email john.clarke@easternmaar.com.au or call on 0429 598 481

Appointment of the successful applicant will be made subject to a satisfactory national police history check.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged, but this is not a designated/identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander appointment.

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