PN474 - Project Manager - TUMRA Southern

Position number: 474
Classification: APS6 $76,751 - $87,327
Closing date: 23/02/2018
Branch: Reef Protection
Location: Townsville

The Position

The position is within the Policy and Planning Section which is responsible for Marine Park planning, Sea Country planning, and Marine Park policy and regulation (e.g. tourism management, and heritage protection).

We are seeking a highly experienced project manager to liaise extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who identify as Traditional Owners of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Indigenous Communities and their representative bodies to facilitate their involvement in Marine Park management.

The position will focus on working closely with Traditional Owners in the Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreement program, including the project management of related contracts and budgets. The position will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships between the Authority and the Traditional Owners on broader sea country management and planning issues. The position also assists with raising cultural awareness issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the natural resource management environment

The Person

  • You will have gained from personal experience an understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia including their culture and the diversity of their circumstances.
  • You will be culturally aware and have experience in communicating effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and have the proven ability to work collaboratively with individuals, groups and management.
  • You will be an experienced project manager preferably with knowledge and experience in Traditional Owner Land and/or Sea Country management, including agreement.
  • You will be an experienced project manager with knowledge and experience in project planning, budget and contract management.
  • You thrive under pressure, have an eye for detail and able to manage competing priorities.
  • You enjoy being part of a cohesive, committed team.

Duties

  1. Liaise, consult and negotiate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including Traditional Owner groups, Native Title Representative Bodies and government agencies, to facilitate appropriate Traditional Owner involvement in Marine Park management.
  2. Manage projects, and participate in or lead project teams, to develop, implement and monitor contracts in partnership with Traditional Owners for the delivery of Traditional Use of Marine Resource Agreements and/or other Marine Park policies and plans.
  3. Report and provide advice to management on Traditional Owner issues relevant to Marine Park management and on culturally appropriate approaches to Sea Country and Marine Park planning.
  4. Contribute to and build organisational Traditional Owner knowledge by building and nurturing internal and external relationships to assist the Authority in delivering its goals and objectives.
  5. Contribute to delivering the Authority’s corporate objectives and actively participate, as part of a committed team member, to the Policy and Planning section’s work.

Eligibility requirements & qualifications

Applicants must:

  1. Be Australian citizens to be eligible for engagement.
  2. Be able to obtain and maintain a BASELINE security clearance; failure to do so will result in termination of employment.  
  3. Have a current unrestricted Queensland Drivers Licence (preferably 4-wheel drive experience).
  4. This position is an identified position and is one in which part or all of the duties involve extensive engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Indigenous communities or their representatives. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. Non-Indigenous applicants applying for this Identified position must supply a reference from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, group or organisation.

Desirable

Selection criteria

1. Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate knowledge, skills and experience as per the duties and requirements of the position. (Maximum 500 words)

2. Proven experience in understanding the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their values and cultures and the ability to use that knowledge to contribute strategically and effectively to Sea Country planning and to support engagement with Traditional Owners. (Maximum 350 words)

3. Demonstrated experience in achieving results through management of complex projects. This includes contracts relating to natural resource management especially focusing on Indigenous land or sea country management. (Maximum 350 words)

  • Identifies and uses resources wisely through operational planning
  • Applies and builds business management expertise and decision making
  • Responds positively to change including incident and risk management.

4. Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external clients including Traditional Owners and Indigenous Communities. (Maximum 350 words)

  • Listens to, understands and recognises the needs of a range of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, community groups and government departments
  • Nurtures relationships by consulting sensitively

5. Displays personal drive, professionalism and integrity, including when working with Traditional Owners, Indigenous Communities and government agencies. (Maximum 350 words)

6. Demonstrated experience in communicating with influence, including when consulting and negotiating sensitively with Traditional Owners, Indigenous Communities and government agencies. (Maximum 350 words)

  • Listens, understands and adapts to audience when liaising with a communities and government agencies
  • Provides advice in a timely manner including producing written briefings and reports.

PLEASE NOTE: The panel will not consider additional information such as a cover letter or content exceeding the word limit.

For more information please contact:

John Tapim - 07 4750 0719

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