Senior Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Aboriginal Identified)



Job Title: Senior Aboriginal Engagement Officer (Aboriginal Identified) Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9 Employment Type: Ongoing, Full Time or Part Time will be considered Location: Regional NSW or Sydney Eligibility: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment considers that being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification under section 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Only Aboriginal peoples are eligible to apply. The role is open to Aboriginal people and Aboriginality has been recognised by the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 as a person's connection to family, community and country.

Under the Act, an Aboriginal person is someone who: • Is of Aboriginal descent • Identifies as an Aboriginal person, and • Is accepted by the Aboriginal community as Aboriginal Our commitment to diversity and flexibility: The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

About the Role: Provide guidance and assist to implement the BCT Aboriginal Engagement Plan including program and policy development, developing relationships with stakeholders, and understanding of state and national legislation and policies relating native title and Aboriginal land rights. Essential requirements This role is an identified Aboriginal role and therefore Aboriginality is a requirement of the job. Demonstrated knowledge and professional experience in program and policy development, developing collaborative relationships with Aboriginal stakeholders, and understanding of state and national legislation and policies relating native title and Aboriginal land rights.

Understanding of the role and function of Government with respect to biodiversity conservation policy and legislation. Demonstrated ability to understand and work with technical and scientific information in the context of environmental programs including operational policy and program development. Agency overview The New South Wales Biodiversity Conservation Trust (NSW BCT) is a not-for-profit statutory body, established under Part 10 of the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 and managed by a Board appointed by the Minister for the Environment at the time.

The Trust's roles are to support and encourage landholders to enter into agreements to conserve and protect biodiversity on private land, guided by the government's Biodiversity Conservation Investment Strategy; secure biodiversity offsets when developers choose to pay into the Biodiversity Conservation Fund; and other activities that.

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Package includes base salary ($106,346 pa. - $118,468 pa.), plus employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.


17 Nov 2019


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