DATE:    February 27, 2024

Aboriginal Partnerships Coordinator

We are looking for someone with sound knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society and land management, who is great at partnering with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, and passionate about self-determination and the environment.

You will support the Aboriginal Partnerships team in leading implementation of Pupangarli Marnmarnepu, the Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action’s self-determination strategy. This includes fostering relationships between DEECA, Traditional Owners and other Aboriginal organisations in the region, supporting a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal staff and visitors, providing advice and supporting initiatives that enable employment, recognition and the aspirations of Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians.

This position has been identified for Australian Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islander People. This is a designated position under ‘special measures’ section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander people are eligible to apply for this position.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, society and land and resource management issues in Victoria and understanding of networks within Victorian Aboriginal communities and natural resource management agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with diverse Traditional Owner groups and Aboriginal Victorians and ability to strengthen and build relationships and partnerships.

This is a fixed term position available until 08 December 2024. The work location for this position is flexible within the Grampians Region with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

Thisposition is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to this position. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples’ connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DEECA, please contact

We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.


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