Principal Project Officer - Cultural Heritage

Job Description

As a cultural heritage professional you will oversee the revitalisation and modernisation of our cultural heritage program by building capability, systems and connections to ensure that Forestry meets its legal obligations and aligns with our commitment to reframe the relationship with First Nations peoples. As Forestry's cultural heritage specialist, you will oversee the ongoing development and implementation of a contemporary cultural heritage program by building capability, systems and connections to ensure that Forestry meets its legal obligations and aligns with the Queensland Government commitment to reframe the relationship with First Nations peoples.

 

You will provide high level technical and policy advice in relation to First Nations and post-contact cultural heritage and its management and develop and support operational units implement cultural heritage policies and procedures including due diligence processes, risk assessments, stakeholder notification, engagement and protection measures as well as lead Forestry's engagement strategies with First Nations peoples to build a joint understanding of First Nations interests and cultural heritage in relation to forestry and quarrying activities.

 

The role will build capacity within the Forestry business group in relation to cultural awareness, cultural heritage identification and protection, and First Nations engagement and communication and provide leadership, direction and support to local and remote team members to deliver work priorities and facilitate staff development. You will also build long-term, strategic relationships with other parts of DAF and other relevant organisations to support Forestry's cultural heritage program.

 

You will need to demonstrate the following leadership capabilities to be successful in the role:

• Inspire others to embrace change initiatives, overcoming barriers and resistance through proactive consultation and engagement • Monitor changes in the environment through questions, observations and community insights to generate a deep understanding of program improvement opportunities

• Enhance team capacity by bringing together people of diverse discipline, background and perspective

• Consider the future skills required to deliver program objectives and implements strategies to support succession of critical roles and capabilities

• Engage others in open dialogue and identification of initiatives to promote safe and inclusive practice

 

Other requirements

• Possession of a current Queensland C Class driver's license or equivalent

• Experience and / or a tertiary qualification in first nations or post-contact cultural heritage management or other relevant area essential.

 

Find out more about this role by reading the attached Role Description and speak with the contact officer.

 

 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.           
Job Ad Reference: QLD/465770/23

Closing Date:   Tuesday, 31 January 2023