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April

Team Leader Natural And Cultural Resources - (Affirmative Measure - Indigenous)

Australian Department of the Environment - National Park, TAS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
APS 6 - $82,500 - $93,670 per annum plus superannuation
Parks Australia Division
Uluru-kata tjuta National Park

Who we are
Beyond the spinifex sand plains of arid central Australia lies Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, one of three national parks leased by their Aboriginal owners to the Director of National Parks, and jointly managed by Traditional Owners and Parks Australia. Parks Australia assists with ongoing management of the park’s natural and cultural heritage. This branch also manages a rich and fascinating range of island ecosystems and habitats, including oceanic Pulu Keeling, Norfolk and Christmas Island National Parks.

The Natural and Cultural Resources (NCR) section consists of a diverse team who, together with traditional owners, are responsible for the conservation and management of both the natural and cultural values of a jointly managed World Heritage National Park in accordance with both the tjukurpa and Australian law.

The Job
Under the limited direction of the NCR Manager, and in accordance with the Lease Agreement, Uluru Management Plan & the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), implement natural and cultural resource management programs including:
  • supervising and mentoring of staff in natural and cultural resource programs
  • coordinating Knowledge for Managing Country Cultural Heritage Action Plan development and Indigenous protocols
  • managing the Cultural Sites Management System database and provide coaching to park staff in the use of data gathering appliances and programs such as tablets, Fulcrum, GIS and other new technologies
  • managing the cultural heritage programs including repatriation of cultural material, rock art conservation, archaeological survey, oral history, management of cultural and historic sites, and collections relating to the Park
  • the provision of technical advice and recommendations on natural and cultural heritage policies and procedures affecting joint management and Indigenous staff
  • the preparing of correspondence and key documents related to natural and cultural heritage management including: Cultural Heritage and Scientific Consultative Committee (CHSCC) papers, Environmental Impact Assessments, project plans and reports, SOPs and funding submissions
  • liaising with Anangu traditional owners, community organisations, contractors, researchers, consultants and key stakeholders including the Central Land Council
  • supporting implementation of the UKTNP Anangu Employment Pathways Plan.
Skills and capabilities
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to liaise and consult effectively with a variety of stakeholders, particularly Traditional Owners
  • Ability to produce clear and soundly based correspondence in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff from a variety of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated ability to manage change in the workplace and be an effective member of a team
What we are looking for
Knowledge and experience
  • An awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people in remote locations, and a capacity to contribute sensitively and effectively to the joint management of a World Heritage National Park.
  • Demonstrated experience in National Park management with an emphasis on:
o developing and coordinating indigenous cultural heritage contract management
o an understanding of Workplace Diversity, Workplace Participation, Occupational Health and Safety and the ability to apply and promote them in the workplace.

Eligibility
Citizenship - To be eligible for employment with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment you must be an Australian citizen.

For additional information, please read the Job Description below.