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

  • Are you an experienced operational leader?
  • Do you have extensive experience in WHS?
  • Are you passionate about developing and building stakeholder relationships?
  • Can you solve complex WHS problems in a collaborative manner?
  • 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 State Inspectors within the Investigations & 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, investigations, enforceable undertakings and state emergency functions.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW, you will play a pivotal role in working with and building the capability of internal and external stakeholders and customers. 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 the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field, and/or, 5+ years relevant industry experience.
  • Have substantial experience in design and delivery of initiatives which build organisational capability
  • Have exceptional communication and problem-solving skills demonstrated through an ability to identify and resolve complex regulatory challenges
  • Have played a pivotal role in positively influencing 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
  • Access 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 $127,181 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