assistant state inspector in Sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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elyse connor, randstad
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Investigations & Emergency Response, SafeWork NSW

  • Do you have extensive experience in WHS?
  • Are you passionate about identifying safety solutions to assist NSW workplaces meet their workplace health and safety obligations?
  • Are you a WHS expert who thrives on sharing your knowledge through mentoring and coaching?
  • Are you interested in developing WHS programs and initiatives to assist NSW workplaces?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the safety culture in NSW workplaces.

We are currently seeking Assistant State Inspectors within the Investigations and Emergency Response directorate. Apply your industry experience and qualifications to work in partnership with NSW workplaces to assist them in creating and maintaining work health and safety standards so that workers return home safely each day. The directorate is responsible for managing SafeWork’s incident response, investigation, enforceable undertakings and state emergency response functions.

You will utilise your high-level leadership and influencing skills to develop and implement strategic regulatory programs aligned to the directorate’s functions.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have a minimum of ten units of competency from the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field, and/or 3 years + relevant industry experience
  • Have extensive experience in leading and mentoring others in managing and / or investigating complex regulatory issues associated with the administration of legislation
  • Have demonstrated experience in building organisational capability and or improving organisational performance at a business unit or organisational level
  • Have championed initiatives which positively influence organisational culture

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation.
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health and safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Investigations & Emergency Response leadership group
  • Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Location: Base offices are located at Gosford, Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong.

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $119,083 plus superannuation.

What we need from you:

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (no more than 5 pages) and a cover letter which addresses the focus capabilities of the role. Please include two (2) referees – one of which should be your current manager/supervisor

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma