Topic ID #37878 - posted 1/6/2017 2:03 AM

Heritage Officer - Australia

Jennifer Palmer

5 Jan 2017
Location: Perth  CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Work type: Contract/Temp
Classification: Community Services & Development  Indigenous & Multicultural Services
Heritage Officer - 6 months fixed term
About the Organisation
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is the Native Title Representative Body for Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions of Western Australia and provides a range of professional services to the Traditional Owners of these regions. YMAC represents 24 different groups, all with their own culture, language, and traditions. YMAC's representative area covers over 1 million square kilometres. YMAC provides anthropological and archaeological research and heritage service provision on behalf of claimants for the purposes of Native Title and heritage protection and undertakes one of the largest heritage survey programs in Australia. The Knowledge Partnerships initiative extends our services to create ethical partnerships and collaborative projects to let Traditional Owners meet their aspirations for their community and country.
About the Opportunity
Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is currently seeking applicants for a Heritage Officer based in our Perth Office.
The primary aim of the position is to plan and undertake heritage surveys to protect our clients' heritage, and to liaise regularly with, and seek instructions from native title groups on the conduct of such surveys.
Your duties will include:
Undertaking all heritage survey arrangements as directed by the Heritage Service Manager;
Lead fieldwork and/or assist with field logistics as required,
Liaise with Government and Non-Government proponents and developers to negotiate the conduct of cultural heritage surveys,
Liaise with appropriate Traditional Owner representatives regarding survey information and logistics;
Assemble historical data from DAA and other archives relating survey areas and
Ensure heritage reports are prepared in a timely, culturally appropriate and cost effective manner.
The ideal candidate will have dual tertiary qualifications in Archaeology and Anthropology (with Honours)
A must have are Tertiary qualifications in Archaeology (Hons), as is heritage survey experience.
Good organisational and time management skills with proven capacity to work autonomously, determine priorities and deal with competing demands within limited time frames is a strong requirement of this position. The ability to exercise sound judgement, initiative and innovative approach to problem solving. Additionally, you will have excellent verbal and written communications skills, with the ability to work directly with Indigenous people in a culturally appropriate manner.
You will also have sound judgement and analytical skills, personal drive and integrity with the ability to manage multiple tasks.
A current manual driver's licence is required and 4WD certificate is desirable.
The successful candidates will be rewarded with an excellent remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus salary sacrifice options. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an innovative and supportive team that is dedicated to protecting the rights of Traditional Owners and their country.
Applications for this position close on Friday 20 January 2017. YMAC reserves the right to commence interviews before the closing date.

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