Geraldton boasts a beautiful coastline, a great climate and lifestyle and all of the amenities of a regional city centre. It is an ideal base for exploring the many spectacular natural and cultural features of the Midwest Region of Western Australia.
Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.
THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION
THIS POSITION IS BASED IN GERALDTON
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2019
Under the minimal direction of the Regional Manager:
Coordinates negotiations for Plan for Our Parks outcomes, Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) and Joint Management Agreements in the Midwest Region, including:
Coordinating meetings with Aboriginal corporations, traditional owners and stakeholders in the region.
Developing communication strategies for Plan for Our Parks, ILUA and joint management negotiations.
Liaising with other relevant departmental staff (e.g. Office of the Director General, Parks and Visitor Services) and government agencies to progress negotiations.
Assessing policy gaps and contributing to the development of guidelines and standards for joint management and traditional owner engagement.
Applicants should address the following three (3) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than three (3) pages in total.
Evidence of highly developed oral communication and interpersonal skills and considerable experience in effectively engaging, communicating and liaising with Aboriginal people, the community, stakeholders and government agencies.
Evidence of ability and willingness to work with Traditional Owners to deliver joint management outcomes in the context of the region’s Plan for Our Parks.
Experience or sound understanding of ILUA negotiations and/or management planning processes.
Note: In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.
For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the written application, please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Nigel Sercombe on (08) 9964 0901, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above three (3) requested criteria (in no more than three (3) pages) together with a covering letter and a current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to assess your application.
To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.
Substantive Equality Statement
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.