Transport For NSW

Aboriginal Community & Heritage Partner (North) (BB-3318D)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk AU

Description:

About us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

Many of the transport routes we use today - from rail lines, to roads, to water crossings - follow the traditional Songlines, trade routes and ceremonial paths in Country that our nation’s First Peoples followed for tens of thousands of years.

About the team

The Aboriginal Engagement team is committed to working collaboratively with Aboriginal customers and stakeholders to enable social and economic participation and build stronger, more sustainable and inclusive communities.

We manage Aboriginal programs and ensure that Aboriginal interests and priorities are understood and we meet responsibilities relating to Aboriginal cultural heritage when planning, building and maintaining Transport infrastructure and services.

Come be a part of a strong team of Aboriginal people dedicated to delivering on its commitments to the people of NSW .

The opportunity

This is a permanent, full time opportunity to join our Aboriginal Engagement team as an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Partner to support Regional and Outer Metropolitan Division. This position will support the North region and you will need to be located within a reasonable distance to our Newcastle or Grafton Headquarters.

You will provide expert advice and support project teams, contractors and Aboriginal stakeholders on matters relating to Aboriginal stakeholder engagement, management of Aboriginal cultural heritage and land matters on key infrastructure and services programs. The role has a focus on ensuring land matters are addressed early and Aboriginal cultural heritage guidelines, policies and practices are implemented to meet legislative, business and social responsibilities. Some responsibilities are listed below:

  • Supporting project teams to ensure Aboriginal interests are considered early in the project cycle and use cultural capability to assist in negotiation appropriate local protocols for engagement with local Aboriginal communities.
  • Leading engagement and actively contributing to multidisciplinary project teams (including external contractors and environmental specialists) on Aboriginal cultural heritage and land interests to support the delivery of various infrastructure development programs.
  • Providing high level advice and solutions for project teams, environmental specialists and contractors through collaborative consultation in partnership with Aboriginal stakeholders.
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    About you

    Your success is important to us. You bring experience and knowledge of relevant Aboriginal cultural heritage and land management practices.

    You maintain a thorough understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation and regulation and its application to civil construction and waterway projects as well as emerging trends. Importantly, you are comfortable challenging thinking in approaches to its management and policy development.

    You can balance competing priorities and deadlines in a politically sensitive environment where deadlines are subject to change with short notice. You have the ability to plan, connect the dots, and think about what’s next.

      Essential requirements

  • Is an Australian Aboriginal person.
  • Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in project management, community development or other related discipline and/or experience relevant to key accountabilities.
  • Possess a current motor vehicle driver license.
  • Willingness to work outside normal working hours and travel on occasion.
  •  Salary and Benefits

    The salary for this position is Grade 8 ($118,015 - $132,176) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.

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