Under Section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, these positions are employment and training opportunities for Noongar people with a preference given to the Agreement Group area where the positions are located.
The positions are located in the following areas:
- Albany or Manjimup
THESE POSITIONS ARE FOR 16 MONTHS, FULL-TIME
(WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION)
APPLICATIONS FOR THESE POSITIONS CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2019
The Noongar Boodja Mentored Employment and Training Partnership project will be delivered by the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC) via a contract with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) to employ 6 Noongar Trainees (3 male and 3 female) on a 16-month fixed-term contract. The project will increase capacity in the Noongar community to undertake conservation and land management activities on the lands that will come across to Noongar ownership and control.
Are you passionate about the environment and motivated to undertake training opportunities?
With a supervisor, trainees will do a range of work looking after the environment on jointly managed land and water estates. This includes animal and plant protection, construction and maintenance of park buildings and picnic areas, fencing, fire-fighting and control and support of tourism and recreation activities.
Three males and three females will be directly employed and trained by DBCA in the South West Native Title Agreement Areas as listed above.
Throughout the 16 months, participants will be given the opportunity to undertake Certificate II or higher in Conservation and Land Management and DBCA's Fire Fighting Crew Member Course.
To find out more about this job: Contact one of the following people.
Albany: Peter Hartley on 9842 4500
Collie: Tony Mennen on 9735 1988
Manjimup: Luke Bentley on 9771 7988
Mundaring: Shawn Debono on 9290 6100
Narrogin: Chris Stewart or Greg Durell on 9881 9200
HOW TO APPLY
You need to submit three items:
Submit a resume that shows all of your work and life experiences, including what type of work you can do. Please indicate your preferred location.
- Submit in no more than two (2) pages, a written response the first four criteria below.
- Complete the Application Form.
If you are handing in your application at the local DBCA office, you can fill in an Application Form at the office (see the list below)
You can also apply online via the 'Apply for Job' button below or email Recruitment@dbca.wa.gov.au or post your application to the Recruitment Officer, People Services Branch, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Locked Bag 104, BENTLEY DC WA 6983. Please mark your envelope - "Confidential - Vacancy Application".
Please note: interviews will be held in Perth and the locations where the positions are based.
Please answer these four (4) criteria in no more than two (2) pages.
These positions are employment and training opportunities for Noongar people with a preference given to people who are connected to the Agreement Group Area where the position is located. Ability to live in or around locations is preferred.
Interest or experience in working on country and ability to participate in manual activities related to conservation and recreation management; including maintenance and construction of visitor facilities, flora and fauna protection and fire suppression and control.
Ability and willingness to work towards nationally recognised units of competency in Conservation and Land Management and fire operations.
Evidence of ability to liaise and interact in a positive manner. Have good communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively in a team.
The following essential criteria will be assessed at some stage during the selection process. Desirable criteria will be assessed as required.
- Demonstrated literacy and numeracy skills including the ability to read and understand maps, and apply relevant procedures in the work environment, including occupational health and safety procedures and principles.
- Physically fit for “on the ground” operational fire work and be able to pass the departmental fire fitness test plus ongoing willingness and ability to participate in fire management activities that contribute to bushfire suppression and prescribed burning operations commensurate with capability, capacity, training and level of experience. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a medical to participate in the fire fitness test.
- Willingness and ability to work away from home if required. Be available for occasional weekend and irregular hours of work. Willingness to wear prescribed safety equipment and to work safely with chemicals.
- Understanding and accepting different cultures in a workplace and treating all staff and members of the public in a fair and equal manner.
- Current ‘C’ Class Driver’s Licence.
- Experience in operating equipment such as chainsaws, brush cutters and common maintenance tools. (Desirable)
Note: In accordance with the Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004, the successful applicants will be required to possess or obtain a current Working With Children Check card prior to commencement.
DBCA Office Locations
Kensington (Head Office) 17 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington 6151
Mundaring 275 Allen Road, Mundaring 6073
Albany 120 Albany Highway, Albany 6330
Manjimup Brain Street, Manjimup 6258
Collie 147 Wittenoom Street, Collie 6225
Narrogin 7 Wald Street, Narrogin 6312
Applicants will be notified of the selection outcome in writing.