Aboriginal Liaison Officer / Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer (50D)

Level 4 - 5, $80,452 - $97,994 PSCA CSA 2019
Position No:
Work Type:
Permanent - Part Time, Permanent - Full Time, Fixed Term - Part Time, Fixed Term - Full Time
Closing Date:
2021-09-13 4:00 PM

**Closing date extended**

The Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984 provides support for employment decisions not only based on merit but also to help achieve diversity and equality.

The Department recognises Aboriginality as a genuine qualification for this position in accordance with (Section 50D) of the Act. To apply you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as such and be recognised as such by the community.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is a vibrant agency committed to ensuring Western Australia’s resources and environment are healthy and able to support a strong economy and thriving communities, now and into the future. DWER is responsible for environmental and water regulation, creating a ‘one stop shop’ for industry and developers providing greater opportunities for streamlining and simplifying regulation.

Our values-based culture reflects who we are and how we go about business.

We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference

Find out more about us by visiting our website at www.dwer.wa.gov.au

The Opportunity:

This is a 5 year full-time opportunity offered at level 4 or level 5.

The Aboriginal Liaison Officer / Senior Aboriginal Liaison Officer is responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s obligations under the Yamatji Nations Indigenous Land Use Agreement and being an integral cultural link between the Department and the Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation (YSRC).

The role will support implementation of the water monitoring training package, the restoration of Aboriginal cultural water sites and will assist the Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation (YSRC) to understand and navigate the Departments regulatory requirements for the Groundwater Investigations Project and accessing water from the Yamatji Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve.

We recognise that flexible working arrangements support effective work-life balance, empowers our people and increases team productivity. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce that promotes an inclusive and supportive workplace environment. We value the unique diversity of experience that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth bring to our workforce.

For further information about the opportunity, we encourage you to contact Alan Bradley, Program Manager Yamatji Nations on 0474356040 during business hours.

How to apply

If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this opportunity, please apply by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above or below) and provide the following in Word or PDF format:

  • A comprehensive CV that details your experience relevant to this opportunity;
  • Up to four (4) page statement addressing the key responsibilities and achievements you have had during your career in context of the work-related requirements.
  • Two (2) referees (one preferred to be a current supervisor or recent manager)

Please ensure both position descriptions are reviewed for further information about the requirements of these positions as these documents will assist you with the preparation of your application.

The email address you provide will be used to communicate with you during and after the recruitment and selection process.

At the time of lodging an application you must have documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia for the duration of the employment opportunity.

For technical difficulties while applying online or to request a document in an alternative format please contact recruitment@dwer.wa.gov.au or (08) 6364 6488 for assistance during business hours.

Access Needs

We use the National Relay Service (NRS) to ensure we are accessible to people who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment. NRS can help you connect with us on:

  • TTY/voice calls – 133 677
  • Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727
  • SMS relay – 0423 677 767

If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, including alternate methods of communication, please contact us at recruitment@dwer.wa.gov.au on (08) 6364 6488.

This process may be used to fill similar vacancies that may arise within DWER and across the WA public sector over the next twelve (12) months. Vacancies may be full-time or part-time, permanent or fixed term with possibility of extension or permanency in a variety of metropolitan and regional locations.

Applicants found suitable but not recommended for this vacancy may be considered for subsequent vacancies in accordance with Part 5 (General Appointment) of Commissioner's Instruction 2: Filling a Public Sector Vacancy.

CLOSING DATE: 4pm Monday 13 September 2021 (Australia Western Standard Time)

Any submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted.

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