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Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) & Mapping Programs

NSW Government

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/10/2017

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Environmental

Job description:

Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Status: Temporary Full-time
Duration: Up to 3 years

Location: Parramatta (Work Site negotiable)


• Do you have experience and a sound knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage.

• Do you have extensive knowledge of development and application of Aboriginal cultural heritage mapping?
 

The Department of Planning and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. 
 
The Department’s vision – Planning for a growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment – provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment. 
 
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage is a part of the Planning and Environment Cluster. It aims to enrich life in NSW by helping the community to conserve and enjoy our environment and heritage. For more information go to www.environment.nsw.gov.au

 
Science Division provides scientific evidence and knowledge to underpin environmental decision making, regulation and service delivery.

Primary purpose of the role: The Senior Project Officer is responsible for providing advanced management, knowledge services, technical, scientific and analytical support for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) information and mapping science programs and projects.
 
You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
 
Role description
 
Application Guide
 
Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector
 
Job Notes: Current Driver's Licence is a requirement for this role.

Work sites available from various locations, i.e. Armidale, Newcastle, Parramatta, Buronga, Wagga, Dubbo

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.  
 
To Apply: 
• Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
• Provide your personal information as prompted
• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000 character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
 
Q1. Describe a project that you have participated in that improved the representation of Aboriginal culture and heritage in mapping products. What where the most challenging issues you encountered? What strategies did you use to overcome these? What were the final outcomes you achieved in the project? 

Q2. Provide an example of a time you had to apply Aboriginal cultural heritage mapping products for landscape management planning. How did you adapt the information to better suit the need? What problems did you encounter? How did you deal with the problems? What was the result? 

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
 
OEH is committed to providing a flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.
 
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We are also committed to offering flexible work arrangements where possible. Candidates should discuss options available for this role with the hiring manager.