Archaeologist (Temporary)


NSW Office of Environment and Heritage


Newcastle, NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package: $124,994 p.a. - includes salary ($101,221 - $112,760) + super & leave loading (Environment Officer Class 9). Temporary up to 21st December 2018 (full-time or part-time)


Job Reference Number: 00005SOG

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage 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

Regional Operations Group delivers integrated and customer focused services at the regional and local level to strengthen communities and partnerships across NSW. This includes services, programs and grants to support land use planning, threatened species, native vegetation, education, community engagement, energy efficiency, volunteering, environmental water management, coast and flood protection, compliance and enforcement, adapting to a changing climate and private land conservation.

About the role:

Provide Aboriginal cultural 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 1974. 

  • Do you hold a bachelor degree with honours (or equivalent) in archaeology and have substantial experience in survey and assessment of Australian Aboriginal archaeology?
  • Are you keen to apply your archaeological skills to achieve positive outcomes for Aboriginal cultural heritage?
  • Do you have good knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal heritage regulation and the planning framework in NSW?
  • Do you have experience providing professional archaeological advice across a range of statutory approval and planning contexts?
  • If so, then please consider applying for this position.

Essential requirements

  • 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. 

Job Notes: 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. 

Our commitment to diversity:

The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications close: 11.59pm, 18 February 2018.

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