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Senior Mine Safety Officer - S...

Job Title: Senior Mine Safety Officer - Small Mines (Opals)
Job Grade / Classification: Inspector Grade 2
Location: Lightning Ridge
Role Type: Ongoing

Agency overview:
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.
The Department`s vision - Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting our environment - provides the benchmark for our partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
The Department`s two related agencies - the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government - support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.
Resources Regulator:
The primary focus of the NSW Resources Regulator is regulating work health and safety at NSW mines and petroleum sites and ensuring compliance with the Mining Act. The Resources Regulator ensures a consistent and responsive regulatory approach and provides increased transparency and community confidence.

In exercising its functions, the Resources Regulator provides the framework and direction to the mining and petroleum industries to manage risks through consultation and safe systems. The Resources Regulator works closely with employers, employees, other government agencies and the community to promote best practice in the area of mine safety.

In fulfilling the role of the work health and safety regulator for mines, the Resources Regulator monitors and enforce compliance with the legislation, conducts investigations, issues licences and registrations, commences prosecution proceedings, provides advice and information on WHS matters, supports effective risk management, publishes information and statistics on health and safety performance and promotes education and training. Please review http://www.resourcesandenergy.nsw.gov.au /

About the Role:
You will lead a small team of inspectors responsible for regulating work health and safety and environmental requirements for mining operations predominantly within the Lightning Ridge and White Cliffs districts.

Your responsibilities will include building relationships with internal / external stakeholders, undertaking mine and quarry inspections, developing/delivering mine operator training courses, mine safety awareness training, attending to complaints, safety activities, providing advice to the public, working with local police, engagement with local mining associations, inspecting quarries. In order to effectively complete these tasks, you will need to keep abreast of legislation changes and best practice. (Please refer to the role description for further details.)

Essential requirements:
- Proven supervisory experience in quarrying and/or gemstone operations.
- Sound knowledge of mining related legislation, technology and systems applied to gemstone mining and quarrying.
- Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment and ongoing probity and medical screening.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
- Role description
- Application Guide
- Applying for a role in the NSW public Sector

Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.

To Apply:
Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
- Provide your personal information as prompted
- Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
- Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
- Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter:

Q1. Please discuss your proven supervisory experience in quarrying or gemstone operations and give examples that demonstrate the depth of that experience. Your example should include your interaction with management, external stakeholders, OEM`s and the Resource Regulator.

Q2. Please give an example from your recent work experience that demonstrates your sound knowledge of mining related legislation, technology and systems applied to gemstone mining. Your example should be based on identification of a safety noncompliance in the workplace and your/ teams process for rectifying the noncompliance.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Our commitment to diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications Close: 11:59PM on Tuesday 23 January 2018.

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Peter Berkholz, Area Manager East Metex, 02 40636481. If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process please contact; Mark Russell, Recruitment Business Partner on (02) 9585 6851.

Date Posted
Dubbo Area, NSW
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