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