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Title:

Indigenous Knowledge Broker, National Environmental Science Program

Advertiser:

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Location:

Canberra, ACT

Salary etc:

$82,500 - $93,670 p.a. + superannuation (APS6). Ongoing/Non-Ongoing.

We are seeking a passionate and motivated Indigenous knowledge broker to further build inclusion and partnership in National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and work with Indigenous people to identify Indigenous environmental research needs and build Indigenous research capacity.

  • Build your network with Indigenous communities around Australia
  • Work with NESP research hubs to help deliver the environmental research needs of Indigenous people
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that Indigenous participation is embedded in the NESP

The Organisation and the Team

The newly established Climate Adaptation and Resilience Division is responsible for leading work across governments, business and the community to build Australia’s resilience and adapt to climate change. Ours is a challenging task and an exciting opportunity. We work in a collaborative fashion and maintain strong relationships with partner agencies such as the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO. We are keen to build a positive, flexible and supportive culture for the division.

The Science Partnership section manages the National Environmental Science Program (NESP) and actively works to connect decision makers with researchers to maximise the impact of environmental science. The section also has an emerging role in working with other in-house science centres to develop science strategy, governance and networks across the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

Indigenous people are key custodians of the environment, important knowledge holders and valued partners in the delivery of NESP research. See the link below to read about our Indigenous research partnerships.

The Department hosts a variety of support networks including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employees Network. The focus of these networks is to bring people together to support each other, share experiences, and discuss matters of interest helping to set the direction for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander related projects and cultural influence within the Department. We also offer learning and development opportunities that support your career growth.

This recruitment process may be used to fill other vacancies in the division.

While the location is advertised as Canberra-based, other locations may be considered.

The Role/Duties

  • Under limited direction, build your network with Indigenous communities around Australia to understand their environmental research needs
  • Work with NESP research hubs to help deliver the environmental research needs of Indigenous people and build Indigenous research capacity
  • Work as part of a team to ensure that Indigenous participation is embedded in the NESP
  • Refresh and update the NESP Indigenous partnership guidelines

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to apply your passion for Indigenous inclusion and partnership in environmental research and management, to deliver research relevant and useful to Indigenous Australians and to build Indigenous research capability.

The Ideal Candidate/Skills & Experience

You will have:

  • outstanding stakeholder liaison skills and cultural awareness
  • strong written and oral communication skills
  • strong organizational skills and ability to work independently within defined boundaries and to tight deadlines
  • an ability to adjust to changing priorities
  • experience working with a broad range of traditional owners and Indigenous communities
  • experience and ability in communicating to an Indigenous audience
  • experience facilitating meetings and workshops in a culturally appropriate way
  • an understanding of traditional knowledge and cultural values in environmental management
  • a passion for environmental and climate research

Eligibility:

  • This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'.
  • This position is an ‘Identified’ position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • To be eligible for any position in the Department you must be an Australian Citizen.
  • You must undergo and satisfy a National Police History Check

How to apply:

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Date published:

27-Jul-2020

Closing date:

13-Aug-2020




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