Assistant Director General Inspectorate


WorkSafe ACT is a fully independent office headed by the WHS Commissioner, who is the Territory’s regulator. Over the next 12 months, a planned program of work will be implemented to improve our operational efficiency and effectiveness. WorkSafe ACT is committed to cultural and organisational change to become a professional, modern, intelligence-led regulator. WorkSafe ACT achieves its objectives through a combination of compliance and enforcement, awareness raising, education, inspection, and investigation. It is responsible for monitoring and enforcing compliance by duty holders with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and associated legislation for Workers’ Compensation, Dangerous Substances and Labour Hire Licensing. The work we do carries with it an obligation to act in the public interest. It requires standards of professional behaviour and conduct from all employees that promote and maintain public confidence and trust in our work. In this role you will be leading and overseeing the work and output of the general inspectors who are primarily responsible for compliance and enforcement activities under the WHS Act and DS. You will be responsible of providing support, guidance, and advice to your team in performing regulatory activities. You will be liaising with industry representatives and other stakeholders. You will be preparing reports using WorkSafe ACT tools for senior management. You will be expected to develop strategies, work plans, and respond to incidents in accordance with WorkSafe ACT’s strategic plan and Statement of Operational Intent to promote regulatory excellence for WorkSafe ACT. The work we do carries with it an obligation to act in the public interest. It requires standards of professional behaviour and conduct from all employees that promote and maintain public confidence and trust in our work. Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply. Current and former ADF members are encouraged to apply. Eligibility/Other Requirements:
  • Ability to perform the functions of an authorised Inspector in accordance with relevant legislation, including completion of required mandatory training for Workers’ Compensation legislation as a delegated/appointed person/Authorised officer by the WHS Commissioner.
  • A Certificate IV level qualification in Government Inspection, Work Health Safety and/or Investigations or related discipline and/or willingness to progress towards such a qualification is desirable but not essential.
  • Current unrestricted driver’s licence.
  • Willingness to participate in an afterhours on-call and telephone roster when required.
  • Willingness to participate in programmed after hours compliance activities when required.
Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2021. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. How to Apply: Prepare a two-page response addressing the Selection Criteria outlined in the IDEAL CANDIDATE section of the Position Description. Please ensure you demonstrate that you meet the ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS listed. Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

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