APS4 Community Liaison Officers - Identified position

Posted 28 March 2024
Salary$72000 - $78386 per annum
Job type Contract
DisciplineGovernment Federal

Job description

Your Impact:
Are you passionate about making a significant impact on environmental sustainability and keen to work closely with Indigenous communities? We are seeking a dedicated Community Liaison Officer to play a pivotal role in our surveillance program, working directly with Indigenous rangers. This position offers the unique opportunity to contribute to vital biosecurity efforts, focusing on pest, weed, and disease surveillance across the northern parts of the continent. If you are someone who values cultural awareness and has a deep respect for First Nations peoples and their connection to the land, this role offers an enriching and fulfilling career path.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate the delivery of biosecurity services with Indigenous ranger groups, providing essential training and support.
  • Forge and maintain positive relationships with remote communities, focusing on Indigenous ranger groups.
  • Identify and advocate for enhanced participation of Indigenous rangers in biosecurity efforts.
  • Support community engagement activities aligned with scientific guidance and service priorities.
  • Offer logistical support to scientific surveillance teams across various ecosystems.
  • Develop and implement operational plans for contracted activities.
  • Ensure timely and high-quality reporting and administrative duties.
  • Adhere to safety, policy, and procedural standards, including field equipment management and compliance with national codes of conduct.
Who You Are:
  • Knowledgeable about biosecurity risks and experienced in working with Indigenous communities.
  • Culturally aware, with sensitivity towards First Nations cultural and social contexts.
  • Skilled in communication, with the ability to establish supportive, effective collaborations.
  • Proficient in organizing fieldwork and managing remote travels independently.
  • Competent in standard office software and adaptable to new technologies.
  • Adept at managing time effectively and prioritizing tasks efficiently.
  • Australian citizenship.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline Vetting security clearance.
  • Compliance with pre-employment screening processes.
  • Relevant licenses for unescorted access within secured zones, if applicable.
  • Up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations as per public health directives.
  • Possession of a current manual driver's license and ability to drive a 4WD vehicle.
    • note that you will be required to travel in remote/isolated locations in northern Australia or its near northern neighbours, using a variety of transport including vessels, light/commercial aircraft, helicopters and manual four-wheel drive vehicles
    • note that you will be required, from time to time, to work in difficult, remote, and harsh environments (possibly for extended periods) under limited supervision or in teams
  • Ability and willingness to undergo and complete specified training for the role.
Join Us:
This is a 12-month non-ongoing opportunity offering $72,002 - $78,386 + super with some work from home flexibility offered following training. 

This position is an ‘Identified’ position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People.This position not only offers a challenging and engaging work environment but also provides the chance to make a tangible difference in supporting environmental sustainability and empowering Indigenous communities. If you're ready to take on this rewarding role, we would love to hear from you.

Please apply ASAP as interviews will commence immediately.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.