The role of the Invasive Species Support Officer sits within the Mirring Program – a multidisciplinary team within GMTOAC that progresses management of Country in line with the strategic direction of GMTOAC, its Board and Members.
This is a newly created role that will support the implementation of invasive species projects across Gunditjmara Country. The Invasive Species Support Officer will work closely with DEECA, Parks Victoria and GHCMA to deliver invasive species projects across Gunditjmara Country and support GMTOAC’s Invasive Species Project Officer in the delivery of projects on the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.
- Support the implementation of Gunditjmara Country-wide invasive species projects such as woody weed and pig control, in collaboration with DEECA, Parks Victoria and GHCMA.
- Support the implementation GMTOAC’s Invasive Species Project, including working closely with GMTOACs Invasive Species Project Officer, Winda Mara Aboriginal Corporation’s Budj Bim Rangers as well as GMTOAC’s World Heritage Rangers and other staff to deliver weed management activities within the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.
- Work collaboratively with GMTOAC staff to ensure policies and procedures for invasive species management are in place and align with the Corporations strategic direction, including World Heritage management requirements.
- Support the development of investment bids to fund future invasive species management
- Work Health and Safety responsibilities as identified in policies and procedures
- Equity and diversity responsibilities as identified in policies and procedures
- All other duties as required
Key Selection Criteria
The essential experience, knowledge, skills, competencies and qualifications a person requires to successfully fulfil the responsibilities of the position are:
- Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated competence in invasive species management, environmental science or natural resource management
- Experience in implementing on-ground invasive species management projects is desired
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills and ability to work effectively with a range of community-based organisations, government and industry partners
- Strong organisational skills including the ability to prioritise work, manage multiple tasks and competing priorities, and meet deadlines
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently when required but also to work cooperatively with others as part of a team, including developing close working relationships with project delivery partners
- An understanding of the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, its operations and activities
- An awareness and understanding of historic and current issues affecting Gunditjmara people and country; as well as the broader Australian Aboriginal and Torres Islander community and their relationships with the broader Australian society in order to communicate effectively and sensitively with Gunditjmara people and other stakeholders.
Conditions of Employment
- Must have a Victorian Drivers Licence.
- Ability to obtain a positive National Police and Working with Children Check.
- Be fully vaccinated for Covid -19 as per the Mandatory Vaccination Orders
GMTOAC is an equal opportunity employer – If you believe you may be unable to achieve a positive check result, we have the ability to review your results and act with discretion. This allows us to employ staff only if we consider the outcome of this record will not have any negative impact to GMTOAC operations or reputation, or the role the staff member is completing.