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Liaison Officer (Aboriginal)

NSW Government

Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 07/12/2017

Job Category:

Government / Defence / Indigenous Services

Job description:
Classification: Environment Officer Class 7 
Employment Status: Temporary Full-Time
Duration: ASAP until 30 June 2020
Location: Broken Hill

• Are you a motivated individual who is good at building relationships?

• Are you a team player with good communication skills?
• A role where you can make a difference within the Aboriginal community of    Broken Hill.
Agency overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state’s primary environmental regulator. We work with business, government and the community to manage and reduce pollution and waste. The EPA is a separate agency within the Planning and Environment cluster. We respond to pollution incidents and emergencies and enforce environmental regulations, monitor compliance and investigate reports of pollution and develop environmental policy and programs. The EPA regulates the environmental aspects of native forestry on public and private land in NSW.
Primary purpose of the role: The Liaison Officer (Aboriginal) position facilitates partnerships between Aboriginal people and the Broken Hill Environmental Lead program. The position will provide a link into the local Aboriginal community, to liaise with families of high risk children, to ensure high risk groups are identified and encouraged to participate in the program.
To Apply:
  • Click APPLY button
  • 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 time you have had to negotiate or influence the decision making of an Aboriginal stakeholder/s to achieve a positive outcome. What was the greatest challenge you faced in achieving this?


Q2. Describe a situation where you were required to learn new skills or knowledge in order to enhance the quality of your work. What was the situation, how did you manage it and what was the outcome.

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.)
Job Notes: This position is an identified Aboriginal position and therefore Aboriginality is a requirement of the job as well as cultural association with one or more of the local Aboriginal communities. 

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.  

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

Role description

Application Guide

Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector
The EPA is a family friendly employer and will consider flexible work options.