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Queensland South Native Title Services (QSNTS) is the native title service provider for the southern half of Queensland. Our workforce is comprised of legal, research, community relations and corporate staff.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply for roles with QSNTS.


Current Vacancies

 

Legal Officer (Claims and IMD) – Native Title


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Position Location: Brisbane
Employment Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
Salary: Salary negotiable based on skills and experience


Queensland South Native Title Services (QSNTS) is now seeking an experienced, talented and motivated Legal Officer to join our diverse legal team in our Brisbane CBD office.

About the Role

As a Legal Officer, you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive legal services that maximise the progression and determination of Indigenous land and water claims under the Native Title Act. You will also provide legal advice and assistance to directors of Prescribed Bodies Corporate (‘PBCs’) to support them in the management and implementation of native title rights and interests, while developing and adhering to their own culturally appropriate corporate governance practices.     

In this rewarding role, you will:

  • Assist in the preparation of claims for determination of native title in South West Queensland, as well as negotiations and legal proceedings, including trials;
  • Assist with the representation of native title claimants in mediation;
  • Liaise with native title groups and facilitate settlement negotiations with relevant stakeholders, including the State of Queensland;
  • Take accurate statements from potential witnesses, to be used as evidence to support a native title claim;
  • Perform analysis and produce reports to inform preparation of native title claims, Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) and Future Acts agreements;
  • Represent PBCs in the negotiation of ILUAs, Future Acts agreements and Cultural Heritage Management Plans, with various stakeholders including mining companies and local governments;
  • Provide advice and assistance to PBC directors on the implementation of ILUAs, Future Act agreements and Cultural Heritage Management Plans;
  • Provide advice to PBC directors on requirements and processes under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth), the Native Title Act and the Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulations 1999 (Cth).

About you

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:

  • Admission as a legal practitioner in Queensland and the Commonwealth;
  • 3-5 years PAE in litigation, preferably within the native title area;
  • Knowledge of, or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of, the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) and the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003 (Qld);
  • Ability to critically interpret the law;
  • Proven ability to strategise and plan prosecution of matters;
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard, including the ability to tailor your communication style to suit the needs of your audience;
  • A track record of working effectively both autonomously and in a team environment;
  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment while managing competing priorities;
  • Proficiency in the use of record management systems and Microsoft Office;
  • A current open driver’s licence;
  • The ability to undertake regular travel throughout Queensland; and
  • Knowledge of current Indigenous issues in contemporary society and commitment to the principles of advocacy and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

QSNTS employees enjoy a host of generous employment conditions, including attractive salary sacrificing options. A detailed position description can be accessed by clicking here, and applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the QSNTS Human Resources Manager on (07) 3224 1200.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter no greater than two (2) pages outlining your suitability in reference to the characteristics listed in the ‘About you’ section above, together with your Curriculum Vitae, to recruitment@qsnts.com.au. Applications close 5:00 pm, Thursday 06 June 2019.

 

Research Administration Officer – Native Title

 

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Position Location: Brisbane
Employment Type: Full-time, Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
Salary: $57,905.83 - $62,012.41(negotiable based on skills and experience) plus superannuation

 

Queensland South Native Title Services Limited (QSNTS) is now seeking an experienced, talented and motivated Research Administration Officer to join our research team in our Brisbane CBD office.

About the Role

As a Research Administration Officer, you will support the operations of our Implementation and Management Division by providing efficient administrative services to our Research Offices and Community Relations Officers.    

In this rewarding role, you will:

  • Assist with the compilation of genealogical, anthropological and historical research documentation;
  • Provide support to consultant researches to ensure effective coordination of projects and reports;
  • Data entry, printing, photocopying and other administrative duties as required;
  • Have responsibility for the QSNTS Apical Ancestor Register, ensuring that it is regularly updated and maintained; and
  • Any additional task which is within the general responsibility level of the role.

About you

The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications and professional experience:

  • A demonstrated basic understanding of sound research practices and professional ethics;
  • A demonstrated basic understanding of the principles of genealogy;
  • Ability to synthesise information to reproduce existing knowledge in prescribed formats;
  • Written and oral communication skills of a high professional standard;
  • A track record of working effectively both autonomously and in a team environment;
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of record management systems and Microsoft Office;
  • A current open driver’s licence;
  • The ability to undertake travel throughout Queensland; and
  • Knowledge of current Indigenous issues in contemporary society and commitment to the principles of advocacy and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

QSNTS employees enjoy a host of generous employment conditions, including attractive salary sacrificing options. A detailed position description can be accessed by clicking here, and applicants seeking further information are encouraged to contact the QSNTS Human Resources Manager on (07) 3224 1200.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter no greater than two (2) pages outlining your suitability in reference to the characteristics listed in the ‘About you’ section above, together with your Curriculum Vitae, to recruitment@qsnts.com.au. Applications close 5:00 pm, Friday 07 June 2019.


Lodging Applications

Applications for advertised positions can be submitted electronically via recruitment@qsnts.com.au, as follows:

  1. Obtain the position description, which describes the key capabilities of the role;
  2. Write a letter of application no greater than two (2) pages, outlining how you meet the criteria of the position, together with with your curriculum vitae; and
  3. Submit via e-mail to recruitment@qsnts.com.au by 5:00pm on the application closing date.

Aurora Internship Program

QSNTS currently accepts interns exclusively through The Aurora Project’s internship program, which places legal and anthropological interns with native title representative bodies and service providers throughout the country. To learn more about the Aurora Internship Program, please visit their website.