Taungurung Land and Waters Council

The primary focus of the role is to protect Taungurung cultural heritage by undertaking CHMP fieldwork.  Any surplus time will be spent on other on-country activities, whether in LUAA-related work, NRM activity or any other TLaWC on-country projects (eg property maintenance, bushfire relief etc).    

Key Duties

  1. Cultural Heritage (CHMP) and other RAP Activities – primary duties
  • Perform CHMP fieldwork, as directed by the project archaeologist or the RAP Manager  
  • Take responsibility for completing on-site works in accordance with the agreed Cultural Heritage Management Plan (CHMP) in order to meet both sponsor expectations and TLaWC standards
  • Conduct artefact analysis, as required, in relation to Cultural Heritage Management Plans 
  • Conduct compliance visits for proposed permits within an Aboriginal sensitivity zone to ensure compliance with the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006 (AHA)
  1. Natural Resource Management (NRM), LUAA and other fieldwork – secondary duties
  • Undertake supervised work as part of a field-based works team, which will often involve remote locations (eg high country) and require staying away from home 
  • Accept direction and instruction from the TLaWC Caring for Country Supervisor
  • As directed, undertake on-country works such as fencing, pest control, weed spraying, animal control, revegetation, seed collection, rubbish removal, ecological monitoring and survey work.
  • Conduct site visits to assess proposed land use activities on the Taungurung/Crown estate and the impacts on Taungurung rights in public lands (LUAA duties) 
  • Undertake property maintenance work on TLaWC properties (Cheshunt, Mt Wombat etc)
  • Any other on-country duties, as directed by the General Manager (Operations).

Selection criteria

Essential capacities

  • Physically fit and able to undertake field-based labouring tasks
  • Ability to work effectively within small teams
  • A willingness to follow instruction and communicate effectively with other TLaWC staff
  • A willingness to follow and apply safe work practices in accordance with OH&S requirements
  • A current Victorian Driver’s Licence

Personal qualities

  • A flexible attitude to undertaking whatever fieldwork is required
  • An ability to work efficiently without constant supervision 
  • Able to work effectively in a team environment
  • Personal qualities of resilience, integrity and self-control

Adherence to Code of Conduct
All TLaWC staff must comply fully with the staff Code of Conduct.

Key Performance Indicators

  1. CHMP fieldwork is largely undertaken by the Field Services Officers, with casual fieldworkers only used on an occasional basis.
  2. TLaWC supervisory staff are satisfied with work output – quality and quantity.
  3. Fieldwork is undertaken efficiently and in accordance with all reasonable requests and directions.
  4. Positive and effective relationships with partner agencies are maintained. 
  5. Skills and knowledge in relation to fieldwork duties are continuously being improved (positively assessed).
  6. There is full compliance with OH&S policies and procedures in all fieldwork activities.

Please attach your resume when applying for this role.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@taungurung.com.au.