Malamiya Field Officer


Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation


Bendigo, Victoria

Salary etc:

$63,000 - $69,000 p.a. Fixed-term, Full-time.

DJAARA are seeking a passionate individual to join our team as a Malamiya (Cultural Heritage) Field Officer. This role is pivotal in our mission to preserve and manage cultural heritage on Djandak (Country).

  • Salary - $63K-$69K.
  • Full-Time.
  • 1 Year Fixed Term - July start.


DJAARA holds the native title rights of the Dja Dja Wurrung and describes Dja Dja Wurrung aspirations and the Corporation's areas of responsibility and opportunity in the Dhelkunya Dja Country Plan (2014 - 2034). The goals in the Country Plan gives purpose to our work and sets out the community vision for our People to be strong, underpinned by our living culture, our lands, and waters to be in good condition and actively managed to protect our values and to promote the laws, culture, and rights of all Dja Dja Wurrung People. To learn more about DJAARA, visit our website https://djadjawurrung.com.au/.

How can you help?

As a Malamiya Field Officer, you will be responsible for conducting cultural heritage fieldwork assessments and assisting in the implementation of cultural heritage projects.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Conduct cultural heritage assessments and surveys on Crown/Public Land.
  • Assist in current Malamiya projects such as Aboriginal Culture and Healing Flood Recovery, Campsite Inspections, and future initiatives.
  • Organize and attend site inspections, meetings, and other activities related to the development and implementation of Cultural Heritage Management Plans (CHMPs).
  • Undertake desktop analyses of Country and activities impacting Country.
  • Represent the DJAARA in negotiations and discussions with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide support to the Malamiya Team with cultural heritage-related tasks.
  • Undertake priority tasks as assigned by the position manager.

What will you bring?

  • Cultural Heritage experience.
  • Minimum two years' experience in an office environment.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office suite.
  • Willingness to learn to use specific tools and systems, including Trimble Handheld GPS and ACHRIS.
  • Possession of a current Victorian Driver's Licence.
  • Experience or ability to learn fieldwork techniques, including GIS, map reading, and cultural heritage recording.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Understanding or willingness to learn about Cultural Heritage Management Plans and their implementation.

There are many benefits of working at DJAARA.

  • Contributing to useful and rewarding work and giving something back to the community.
  • Training and career growth opportunities across DJAARA.
  • A portion of your income can be tax-free by salary packaging your personal expenses.
  • Additional tax-free salary packaging on dining and accommodation expenses.
  • Flexible work options available and work-life balance actively encouraged.
  • Access to free and confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • The expected salary range is $63k-$69k + super (based on experience).
  • Option of working a 9-day fortnight.

First Nations people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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