Compliance Officer position open

Reporting to the Cultural Heritage Manager, the Compliance Officer’s responsibilities will include; but
not be restricted to managing EMAC’s compliance obligations to protect Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
in accordance with the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006. The position will ensure EMAC
stakeholders are following the conditions as set out in Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs),
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements, Cultural Heritage Permits and any other
process established by agreement.

The Compliance Officer will provide logistical, communications, administrative, data management,
and record-keeping support to the Corporation’s Cultural Heritage Branch, to ensure that the CHMP
assessments, heritage surveys, and works carried out in the Country are occurring in accordance with
legislative requirements.


Monitoring Compliance

• Monitoring compliance with Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
• Monitoring compliance with Cultural Heritage Management Plans, Cultural Heritage Permits Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Land Management Agreements, and any other Cultural Heritage Agreements
• Issuing and delivering 24-hour stop orders and improvement notices
• Leading or assisting in investigations of suspected offences against the Act
• Directing the conduct of cultural heritage audits
• When required by the First Peoples State Relations Secretary, reporting on the carrying out by the
Authorized Officer of their functions under this Act
• Oversight and support of the curation, custody, and repatriation of Aboriginal cultural heritage material for the EMAC RAP area
• Participate in training sessions as required

Mandatory reporting

• Attend, when required, meetings with Cultural Heritage Advisers, at the direction of the EMAC Cultural Heritage Manager, in relation to Cultural Heritage Management Plans and fieldwork
• Report when required to First Peoples State Relations and EMAC managers Policies, process, development and opportunity
• Develop policies and processes that aim to strengthen and support the efficient management of the EMAC Cultural Heritage Branch functions in accordance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and best practices in Cultural Heritage Management
• Analyse, collect, prepare, and provide accurate information, reports, correspondence, and other documents such as key metrics and insights in accordance with delegations and reporting timeframes as required


• Be aware and adhere to The Privacy Act, OHS Legislation and other relevant legislation
• Be aware and adhere to EMAC Policy and Procedure manuals
• Be aware and participate in staff performance reviews
• Attend all mandatory training as required
• Perform other duties as may be directed or implied from time to time
• Ensure compliance with legal and contractual requirements of the corporation and Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
• Be aware and participate in staff performance reviews



• Demonstrated understanding of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006
• Experience working with Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
• Related academic courses – such as Certificate IV in Aboriginal Cultural Management
• 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 license is essential


• Knowledge of Eastern Maar people, Country, culture, values, 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


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:

Closing date for applications: 21/06/22

If you have any queries about the role, please email You can find the full position description at this link: Compliance Officer PD.

The 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.