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Aboriginal Advancement Coordinator

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Salary: Level 5, $90,047 - $98,994 pa PS CSA A 2021

Position No: 100745

Work Type: Fixed Term - Full Time

Location: Joondalup


Section 50D

As a measure to achieve diversity and equality, Aboriginality (under Section 50d of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984) is a genuine qualification for this position. Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, identify as such and be recognised as such by the community.

About us

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) is 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 and 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

Our innovative Reconciliation Action Plan recognises that creating meaningful relationships with Aboriginal communities and people is important for our mission to lead and excel in the sustainable management and protection of the State’s water and environment.

We invite you to explore a career with us by applying for our newly created role of Aboriginal Advancement Coordinator.

The Opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated person to be part of a small team that will enhance the Department’s capability and capacity to deliver meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This new role will coordinate a consistent approach to work across the Department in support of Aboriginal outcomes.

This opportunity is for one year with possibility of extension and / or permanency.

The role is responsible for supporting and growing our engagement and contribution to broader Government agendas and supporting staff in liaising and partnering with our Aboriginal stakeholders.

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 young people bring to our workforce.

For further information about the opportunity we encourage you to contact Danielle Eyre on 6364 6693 during business hours.

About you

As a respected and engaged individual you will be a first point of contact for Aboriginal engagement correspondence and initiatives in relation to Aboriginal People and Cultures. The strong relationships you build with Aboriginal people and stakeholder groups will be pivotal to support the Department in delivering sustainable, healthy WA land, water, and environment.

You will contribute to the development and coordination of meeting, agendas, minutes and action tracking for advisory and working groups. You will be responsible in the planning, organising and undertaking of projects directly related to Aboriginal Engagement as well as track and report on work led by others in relation to Aboriginal Advancement.

Ready to join us

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

  • A comprehensive resume that clearly shows your experience relevant to this opportunity;
  • A two (2) page summary outlining the key responsibilities and achievements you have had during your career in the context of the position description and work-related requirements.
  • Two (2) professional referees (one preferred to be a current supervisor or recent manager)

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

For technical difficulties while applying online or information about the application process, please contact us for assistance on (08) 6364 7430 or at recruitment@dwer.wa.gov.au, using the subject line: Aboriginal Advancement Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs – email address not to be used for submission of applications.

Applicants are advised of the recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA.  This will be introduced in a phased approach and more information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces (www.wa.gov.au)

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, or to request a document in an alternative format please contact us at recruitment@dwer.wa.gov.au or on (08) 6364 7430.

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.

Applications that are in progress or submitted after the closing time will not be accepted.

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