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Traditional Owners Engagement – Senior Liaison Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position)


Closing date 23 January 2023

Employment Type

Full Time


$103,920 - $125,735 + Super

Melbourne, CBD

Traditional Owners Engagement – Senior Liaison Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position)

Location: Melbourne, CBD

Salary: $103,920 to $125,735 + super.

Position No: 50946196

Be part of Victoria’s once-in-a generation energy transition!

As the State’s ageing coal-fired power stations retire in the coming decades, they are being replaced with renewables. Our electricity system must also change to carry energy from where it is generated to where it is needed.

Shifting to renewable energy will deliver affordable, reliable and secure electricity. It will also help us deal with climate change by reducing our emissions.

To achieve these goals, VicGrid is coordinating the overarching planning and development of the following renewable energy zones (REZ) in Victoria. As part of this, VicGrid is building a new Project Delivery branch to support the development and delivery of transmission infrastructure projects (or non-network alternatives) within the REZs.

The Traditional Owners Engagement – Senior Liaison Officer, Project Delivery is responsible for developing and implementing a best practice strategy and framework to engage with Traditional Owner groups on transmission projects in the development and delivery phase. The position works across DEECA to establish a partnership approach to engagement with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, consistent with the objectives for community and stakeholder engagement in the Preliminary Victorian Transmission Investment Framework (VTIF).

The Traditional Owners Engagement – Senior Liaison Officer, Project Delivery is responsible for working with relevant teams within DEECA to building meaningful relationships with Traditional Owner groups throughout the transmission project development lifecycle.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Experience engaging with Traditional Owners and/or First Peoples communities.
  • Knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal cultures and societies and demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with Aboriginal people to advance their interests.

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2025. The work location for these positions is flexible within Victoria 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 Monday, 23 January 2023.

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R30656 Senior Liaison Officer- Traditional Owner Engagement - Senior Liaison Officer, Project Delivery (Designated Aboriginal Position)

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination

status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

This position 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 DELWP, please contact [email protected]

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.