Freedom of Information Officer
Why Work With Us?
We are one of the largest geographically spread road agencies in the world, responsible for more than 18,500 kilometres of road spread over 2.5 million square kilometres.
Our role is to plan, build and maintain Western Australia’s State Road Network valued at just over $46 billion. We work closely with our portfolio partners, Department of Transport and Public Transport Authority as well as local government to support the needs of all road users across the state by providing an integrated world-class road transport network.
Our services are delivered through the dedicated efforts of our employees who are located in ten regional and several metropolitan offices throughout the State.
Our success relies upon recruiting and retaining a diverse range of talented, passionate and dynamic individuals to help us build our State’s future. Whatever stage of your career, we are committed to helping you reach your potential, both professionally and personally, so that in turn we can achieve ours.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity, we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.
About the Role
The Legal and Commercial Services Branch within Main Roads is a small team that provides a variety of legal and commercial solutions that support effective decision making throughout the organisation.
The key role of this position will be to facilitate the Freedom of Information (FOI) process in line with the requirements of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. Facilitate appropriate outcomes for applicants and Main Roads’ Information custodians that build professional relationships with stakeholders and preserve Main Roads’ reputation within the community.
The successful applicant will be team orientated with proven experience in working with a range of stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with senior management and negotiate with Freedom of Information applicants are some of the key requirements for the role.
Strong communication skills and experience in interpreting and applying Legislation and Acts is also critical to your success in this position.
Should you wish to join a dynamic and progressive team and build your future and grow as a person and a professional, think about a career with Main Roads Western Australia. If you possess the skills and this position interests you we encourage you to apply.
Find Out More
For job specific information/for a confidential discussion of this opportunity please contact Murray Robinson Manager Legal and Insurance Services on (08) 9323 4652 - not to be contacted for assistance with application.
For assistance with your application or for general enquiries please contact John McKelvie, Recruitment Manager on (08) 9323 6173 or email email@example.com
Submitting Your Application
Applicants are requested to submit a comprehensive CV demonstrating their relevant skills and abilities within the context of the Job Role Statement.
Please also submit a statement outlining your skill, knowledge and experience in the following two (2) criteria in no more than five (5) pages
- Sound Interpreting and applying Legislation and Acts.
- Research, analysis and problem solving.
All selection criteria listed in the Job Role Statement will be tested throughout the selection process.
If applicable to you please submit evidence of your Diploma in Communications or other related discipline. Applicants selected for appointment will need to provide originals prior to appointment.
You will be asked to complete several questions as part of your online application – please factor this time in when submitting an application. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please be advised that an Executive Search may also be undertaken as part of this recruitment action.
Applicants may be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire
The successful applicant will need to provide a current National Police Clearance as part of this recruitment process
Applicants deemed as suitable for but not appointed to this role may also be considered for appointment to “similar vacancies” within Main Roads subject to business requirements.