Job Title: Archaeologist
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 9
Employment Type: Temporary full-time (up to 12 months)
About the Role:
Are you someone who:
- Holds a bachelor degree with honours (or equivalent) in archaeology?
- Has substantial experience in field survey and assessment of Australian Aboriginal archaeology?
- Is keen to apply your archaeological skills to achieve positive outcomes for Aboriginal cultural heritage?
- Has good knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal heritage regulation and the planning framework in NSW?
- Has experience providing professional archaeological impact assessment advice across a range of statutory approval and planning contexts?
If you said yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you to provide Aboriginal heritage regulatory and advisory services to support the timely and effective implementation of statutory and non-statutory requirements including licensing provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 in the Hunter Central Coast region.
Primary purpose of the role
To provide Aboriginal heritage regulatory and advisory services to support the timely and effective implementation of statutory and non-statutory requirements of the Region including licensing provisions of the National Parks and Wildlife Act.
Conservation and Regional Delivery Division provides integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen environmental conservation across NSW. This Division has responsibility for delivering state-wide conservation programs and includes services, programs and grants for threatened species, environmental water management, planning, coast, estuary and floodplain management, community engagement, compliance and enforcement.
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.
The Department’s vision – “Planning for 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 Department’s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.
Currently the Department of Planning and Environment is transitioning into a new Department of Planning and Industry which will take effect from 1 July 2019.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in contemporary management and/or regulation of Aboriginal heritage.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in archaeological survey, assessment and management of Aboriginal heritage as it relates to state legislation and NSW Aboriginal heritage regulation.
- Bachelor degree with honours (or equivalent) in archaeology and substantial experience in Australian Aboriginal archaeology.
- Experience in the analysis of complex concepts and problems in relation to Aboriginal heritage issues and in applying creative and practical solutions.
- Current Australian driver’s licence is required.
To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:
- Experience in the preparation or review of
- Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits (AHIPs)
- Major project Aboriginal cultural heritage impact assessments
- Aboriginal cultural heritage management plans
- Integrated Development Applications for impacts to Aboriginal cultural heritage
- Field experience in Aboriginal archaeological survey and assessment
- Experience working with Aboriginal people
Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.
We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.
Good to know:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.
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. Give an example of a situation where you have liaised with different groups (e.g. government agencies, consultants, proponents, Aboriginal people) to balance the desires of the Aboriginal community during the preparation of an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit application or similar Aboriginal cultural heritage impact assessment matter. Describe how you dealt with the situation and the outcomes that you achieved.
Q2. Please describe the skills, knowledge and experience that you would use to prepare or assess Aboriginal cultural heritage impact assessments (such as Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit applications and Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment Reports). How did you gain those skills, knowledge and experience? How successful have you been at preparing or assessing such impact assessments?
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 behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)
Applications Close: Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 11:59pm.
Should you require further information about the role please contact; Steven Cox on 0472 800 088.
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