NSW Government

Statutory Officer (Targeted Aboriginal), Hybrid working, Based in Bathurst, Grade 5/6

  • Full time ongoing role based in Bathurst

Spatial Services, a division of the Department of Customer Service, is the key provider of spatial land information services in New South Wales. The Geographical Names Board, a unit within Spatial Services, provides authoritative place names in NSW and is committed to reawakening Aboriginal languages through place naming.

Spatial Services is committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion, which supports all employees to reach their full potential. The Department of Customer Service has an Aboriginal Employee Resource group which assists and informs the Department of Customer Service Diversity Advisory Council to build a culturally safe workforce that is better able to engage with and understand the needs and expectations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees and customers.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

About the role

Place naming is intrinsically linked with people’s sense of belonging and plays a vital role in our social and cultural environment. In this role you will have the opportunity to support place naming in NSW that is reflective of the history and story of a place and represents the rich and diverse culture of our nation.

Working in a small, busy team you will administer the processes to support the functions of the NSW Geographical Names Board. This includes providing advice to applicants in relation to place name proposals, preparing reports for the Geographical Names Board, maintaining information stored in the Geographical Names Register and advertising place name proposals.

On behalf of the NSW Surveyor-General you will review road names to ensure that naming practices in NSW are of the highest possible standard and result in intuitively clear road names for all, minimising confusion and supporting the effective delivery of services.

Place naming is identified as an effective way to reawaken Aboriginal languages, unlock past stories and preserve traditions. Through this role you will have an opportunity to give back to community and support Aboriginal language revival. Language plays a key role in preserving culture, by supporting the use of Aboriginal language in place naming we can reawaken the oldest languages in the world and help preserve this treasure.

To be successful in the position you will have;

  • Tertiary qualifications in Spatial Information Sciences or a relevant business discipline and/or demonstrated relevant working experience in a similar role / industry
  • Keen attention to detail, written comprehension and ability to apply critical analysis
  • Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously
  • Strong communication, written and verbal as well as customer service skills
  • Competent computer skills utilising varied and appropriate software programs (eg word processing, data management systems and spreadsheets).
  • DCS follows the NSW Public Service Commission’s (PSC) advice when requesting confirmation of Aboriginality.

To finalise the recruitment process, you are required to demonstrate and provide evidence of your Aboriginality through formal confirmation. In line with Government Sector Employment Rule 26 these roles are restricted to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginal as defined by the Aboriginal Lands Rights Act 1983 (NSW) is a person who:

  • Identifies as a person of Australian Aboriginal descent
  • Presents documentation identifying their family’s Aboriginal descent
  • Is accepted by their local Aboriginal community as a person of Aboriginal descent.

What we need from you:

Please submit your CV and a brief cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are relevant to the position along with evidence of Aboriginality. You can submit your evidence via email
Salary Grade 5/6, with the base salary for this role starting at $93295 base plus superannuation

Click to access the Role Description. For enquiries relating to recruitment please contact Afra Ahmed Saied via afrah.ahmedsaied@customerservice.nsw.gov.au.

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Closing Date: Thursday, 21 December 2023 (9:59am)

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