First Nations Liaison Officer

Applications closing on 31 January 2022, 09:00 AM

Part Time contract working 22.8 hours per week for 3 years 

  • Are you a logistics superstar who builds great relationships with people?
  • Do you have experience supporting committees and coordinating communications?
  • Are you interested in helping improve how we work with First Nations people?

Role Overview

A unique 3-year opportunity to join council’s multi-disciplinary strategy team within the Strategy and Engagement Division.

The First Nations Liaison Officer is responsible for facilitating the effective operation of the First Nations People Advisory Group (FNPAG), a committee of First Nations people and Elected Members which provides advice on cultural matters to our Council. This position will be the first point of contact for the Chairperson of the FNPAG within council. Reporting to the Social Planner, the role will also provide high level administrative support to the strategy team for other matters relating to cultural heritage, First Nations engagement and specific projects as they arise, as well as research and policy development.

About the Person

You will work with the strategy team, and across the organisation, to develop positive relationships with all members of the FNPAG and build strong working relationships with colleagues across council.

To be successful you will need to have:

  • High level interpersonal skills which encourage the participation and cooperation of others in a positive and respectful way.
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish communicative and cooperative internal and external relationships and networks. 
  • Demonstrated ability in preparing for workshops, presentations and events, including audio-visual technology.
  • Strong organisation and time management skills including the ability to develop and maintain work and information flow, prioritise activities and meet deadlines.
  • Sound knowledge of administrative, research and general office processes.
  • Knowledge of social, health and economic issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is highly desirable.

To apply please submit a resume, and cover letter telling us how your skills and experience meet our selection criteria found in the position description available on the City of Onkaparinga website. Please make sure to include how you:

  • Build and maintain great relationships with a diverse range of people
  • Prepare for and run seamless events, both in person and using digital platforms
  • Stay organised, keeping track of information and activities
  • Bring persistence, resilience and empathy to your work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons with a disability are encouraged to apply for this role.

If, after reading the position description you have any questions, or require further information please contact Ynys Onsman, Manager Strategy, Sustainability and Economic Growth on (08) 8384 0138.

The City of Onkaparinga advises that the recruitment process includes a medical assessment, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications and may also include psychometric testing.

Please note that shortlisted candidates will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations or certified medical exemption prior to attending an interview. 

Applications close – 9am Monday 31 January 2022