Dangerous Goods Officer
*Please note the application period has been extended to 4pm on Monday, 12 December 2022 (WST).
Aboriginal Employment Program
Great career opportunity if you want to contribute to the safety of the dangerous goods industries in Western Australia!
DMIRS is seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our customers and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. These positions are part of the Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP), which is a diversity initiative to achieve equality and increase workforce representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Therefore, pursuant to Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for these roles (refer to Section 51 – Fact Sheet).
What is the Aboriginal Employment Program (AEP)?
The AEP is a diversity and inclusion initiative that sits within the department’s Aboriginal Employment Strategy and the Diversity and Inclusion Plan. It is a 12-month program which provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people employment and career development opportunities. The program commences in February 2023.
Benefits of the AEP program include:
- Permanent employment upon successful completion of the 12-month program;
- Professional learning and development and on the job learning;
- Support and guidance from an Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator, sponsor, mentor and Aboriginal staff network;
- Office location close to public transport;
- Paid cultural leave; and
- Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.
Want to know more about AEP?
Come to our AEP Open Day on Thursday, 17 November 2022 from 10am to 1pm at 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth. You will be provided with an insight into the role of the Department in the WA Community and the available positions. Attendees will also get to hear from current Aboriginal employees about their experiences and journey with DMIRS.
For further information regarding the program and employment conditions, please visit our website or contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811 or email@example.com.
What you will be doing?
In this role, you will be working within the Dangerous Goods and Critical Risks Directorate who administers legislation covering dangerous goods, explosives, major hazard facilities, petroleum operations (both onshore and offshore) and geothermal operations.
As a Dangerous Goods Officer, you will work under general supervision and be responsible for assessment and issue of licenses, permits and approvals under delegation from the Chief Dangerous Goods Officer. You will also conduct compliance inspections, liaise with relevant stakeholders, and provide dangerous goods safety advice and support to remote Aboriginal communities to achieve a high level of public and worker safety, as well as a high level of community confidence in the regulatory controls imposed on the dangerous goods industries.
Where will you work?
This position is located in 1 Adelaide Terrace, which is a landmark building at the eastern gateway to the Peth CBD, it is a light airy building with a central atrium, open floor plan and views of parkland and the Swan River. Easily accessible by public transport.
Speaking to hiring manager
Contact Alex Blackman, Dangerous Goods Officer on (08) 9358 8280 to learn more about the role and ask questions which will help you tailor your application.
What are we looking for?
To be shortlisted for interview, you are required to submit the following two application documents;
- A maximum two (2) page covering letter using examples to address the requirements outlined below,
- Successful completion of Year 12 course, or equivalent, in science (preferably chemistry or physics).
- Demonstrated ability to prepare and write concise, clear and logical reports.
- Ability to liaise and negotiate outcomes with a diverse range of stakeholders.
- A current resume including the names of two (2) referees, with a current line manager preferred.
Ready to join our team?
Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application for submission.
Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to employment offer. If you need assistance with this, please contact Shem Garlett, Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator on (08) 9222 3811.
Need some help with how to apply?
How to apply videos
We have prepared an Applicant pack which is attached below, step by step the pack tells you how to go about preparing your resume and cover letter. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3632 or email RecruitmentandEngagement@dmirs.wa.gov.au for information about employment conditions and the application process.
All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.
Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.
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CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 12 December 2022 (WST)
Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.
- AEP Applicant Information Pack
- AEP Open Day Flyer
- Confirmation of Aboriginality
- Job Description Form
- Section 51 – Fact Sheet
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