Safety & Compliance Officer

Safety & Compliance Officer

30 September 2020

Title Safety & Compliance Officer

Reports to Senior Safety & Compliance Officers

Direct reports Nil

Division Operations

Job type Permanent

Annual salary range Level 1

Location Burnie

Closing Date Thursday 15 October 2020 at 5.00 pm AEST

Who is the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator?

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for
regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the
compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and
territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.

What is important to us?

At the NHVR our workplace values set the tone for our organisational culture:

  • People matter
  • Customer first
  • We add value
  • Strong partnerships

We value staff with a genuine belief in the work they do and the benefit it will bring. We aim to develop a supportive
work environment which we believe will be achieved by a focus on professionalism, teamwork and collective values.

What do we expect of our employees?

The NHVR is seeking an individual who:

  • Is committed to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients and stakeholders
  • Is energised by identifying new approaches and solutions
  • Is innovative in addressing day-to-day challenges
  • Is supportive towards colleagues and contributes towards making their workplace an enjoyable place to be

Commitment to safety, diversity and anti-discrimination

The NHVR is committed to providing a safe, forward-thinking and tolerant work environment. Diversity within our
workforce is valued as being representative of the standards, values and diversity within the community and clients we

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Position Description | Safety & Compliance Officer


Through leadership and influence, the NHVR administers a national system that delivers consistent and streamlined
regulatory services and administration to the Australian heavy vehicle road transport sector, reducing regulatory burden
whilst enabling greater safety and productivity.

The Operations Division ensures the continued and improved effectiveness of operational processes and transactions for
customers and service users of the NHVR. The division is accountable for operational safety and compliance functions
across NHVR.

Primary Objective

Monitor compliance with the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), of heavy vehicles, drivers, operators and other parties
in the Chain of Responsibility and deliver on-road safety and compliance services and outcomes in line with NHVR
strategy, policy and procedures.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Promote improved road safety outcomes through the development and application of appropriate and
consistent safety and compliance interventions.
  • Maintain a high level of customer service in a regulatory environment and engage with the heavy vehicle
industry and other key stakeholders to deliver education and guidance in relation to the HVNL and other
relevant matters.
  • Provide support to the Senior Safety and Compliance Officer (and Management), in delivering professional, best
practice heavy vehicle regulatory services.
  • Support the ongoing development of an effective and efficient Safety and Compliance Unit.
  • Carry out duties in compliance with the NHVR’s Code of Conduct and apply the organisational values by
complying with relevant policies, procedures and directives.
  • Undertake regulatory compliance activities in respect to heavy vehicle mass, dimension and loading
requirements, accreditation, vehicle roadworthiness, driver fatigue, work diary, access, driver licensing and
registration requirements.
  • Use sound judgement in applying the suite of sanctions and actions available under the HVNL including issuing
warnings, infringement notices, defect notices, directions and offence reports.
  • Educate and liaise with the general public, industry and other agencies on Regulatory Compliance matters
including providing specialist advice, information and education on various aspects of the HVNL.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to work effectively with a wide range of general computer
applications and software and specific compliance tools and programs.
  • Attend on road vehicle collisions, often in challenging conditions and outside of working hours, to inspect heavy
vehicles and assess levels of compliance against the Heavy Vehicle National Law and state-based legislation.
  • Undertake training as required and participate in mentoring and other activities to support the professional
development of the Operations Division.
  • Identify and recommend changes to existing work practices that result in business process improvements.
  • Adhere to all NHVR policies and procedures to ensure compliance with NHVR internal processes.
  • Comply with WH&S policies and procedures and contribute and promote a safe and healthy work environment.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Ability to use specialist knowledge and skills to educate and enforce compliance with relevant heavy vehicle
road transport laws, policies and procedures through the use of high level conceptual and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to exercise professional judgement and sound decision making.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment with a high level of commitment to
professionalism and ethical conduct, fostering a positive and high-performance workplace.

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Position Description | Safety & Compliance Officer

  • Demonstrated ability to resolve operational and technical issues which promote a safety and productivity for
heavy vehicle operations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deliver best
practice heavy vehicle safety and compliance activities and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated abilities in the use of the Microsoft Office suite and sound understanding in the use of mobile

Qualifications and Experience

Highly Regarded:

  • A current driver’s license.
  • Experience in a similar role with a knowledge and understanding of HVNL and a working knowledge of the heavy
vehicle industry.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude / mechanical qualifications.

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