Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) Technical Coordinator

About the business

The Eastern Marr Aboriginal Corporation (EMAC) incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) is an ‘Agent’ Registered Native Title Prescribed body corporate established to hold, manage, protect and promote the laws, culture and traditional rights, interests and aspirations of the Eastern Maar Traditional Owner Group. EMAC is also a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) for the protection, preservation and management of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, per the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006, within the EMAC RAP Boundary Areas.

About the role

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

The RAP Technical Coordinator has two functions:

The first function is to work with the RAP Technical Specialist. The position will assist in the evaluation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs) and Cultural Heritage Permits (CHPs) to ensure compliance with the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 and Regulations 2018. The role will be supported and guided by the General Manager of Bio-Cultural Landscapes in progressing standards that reflect the importance of cultural heritage within a bio-cultural landscapes’ context.

The second function is to work alongside the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP’s) Heritage Specialist on the protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage places, objects, and values relative to DELWP projects including bushfire and fuel management. This will include providing advice to DELWP regarding the protection of Aboriginal cultural heritage, to assist in the delivery of DELWP land management activities, DELWPs Cultural Heritage Management Plans, Cultural Heritage Permits and initiating ACHLMAs for mutually agreed activities.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

·    Cultural Heritage Management and technical support

·    Stakeholder Management

·    Report writing  

·    Other General provisions

Skills and experience

ESSENTIAL

·    Qualified Heritage Advisor as defined by the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.

·    An appropriate qualification or demonstrated practical experience in Cultural Heritage Management and Archaeology.

·    Appropriate Geographical Information system (GIS) skills or ability to acquire these.

·    Knowledge of, and experience in the identification, protection, and management of Aboriginal and cultural heritage places, objects, and values.

·    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.

·    Maintains a communication style that is honest, transparent, collaborative, supportive, and accountable.

·    Demonstrable experience in producing concise, coherent and high quality written documents

·    A current Victorian driver’s licence is essential.

DESIRABLE

·    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.

·    Demonstrated understanding of the regulatory framework in which EMAC operates.

·    Ability to clearly define tasks and prioritise accordingly.

·    Implements strategies to build support from key internal and external clients and stakeholders.

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 8 September 2021

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.

For full details refer to the Position Description here.