Business Support Officer
Aboriginal Employment Program
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Interviews will be held in January 2024, with an expected commencement date in
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).
About our Aboriginal Employment Program
This Aboriginal Employment Program is an initiative, within the department’s Aboriginal Employment Strategy and the Diversity and Inclusion Plan. It is a 12-month program to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders employment and career development opportunities.
- You will initially commence on a 12-month contract and upon the successful completion of the program will gain permanency.
- You will have professional development opportunities and on-the-job learning.
- You will be supported and guided from by the Manager Aboriginal Strategy, a sponsor/mentor and our Aboriginal staff network.
- Our offices are close to public transport, making it easy to get to and from work.
- We have an open collaborative environment; you will have the ability to gain knowledge from the team and share your perspective.
- You will be supported to find a good work/life balance through flexible working arrangements.
- You will have access to paid cultural leave.
What will you be doing?
In this role, you will provide assistance and business support for WorkSafe and Regional Safety’s compliance activities.
These activities are varied, and your responsibility may include;
- Providing administration support for meetings, including booking attendees, preparing agendas, taking and distributing minutes.
- Assist with coordinating events; including seminars, conferences, expos and field days. (Yes, you get to attend).
- Gathering data and analysing it to report on trends.
- Assisting with projects designed to improve business processes.
- Drafting documents and reports.
- Assisting with purchasing, paying invoices and reconciling credit card payments.
You will be able to build great relationships with other employees, people at other government departments, union organisations and industry organisations.
For further details about the role the Job Description Form is attached.
What does the department do?
At the Department, we pride ourselves on creating a supportive, inclusive and innovative environment that allows our people to contribute, develop and thrive to reach their full potential.
We offer a diverse range of extraordinary career opportunities across the Department, all focusing on supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.
To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.
Where will you work?
This position is located in Cannington, offering an excellent opportunity to escape the city and enjoy the benefits of this location. Situated near a shopping centre with various food and entertainment options, you can enjoy the convenience and amenities available nearby.
Commuting to the office is made easy with excellent accessibility via public transport. However, please note that the Armadale/Thornlie line will be closed for 18 months from late 2023 and replacement bus services are planned.
Within the office premises, you’ll find a café with friendly staff, serving great coffee and offering a selection of healthy lunch choices. The office itself is light and open plan, with breakout areas, spacious meeting rooms and multiple kitchen areas. Additionally, you’ll have access to onsite lifestyle facilities, including secure bike storage, fully equipped change rooms, personal lockers or consider a discounted membership at the nearby Cannington Leisureplex a short walk away.
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 letterusing examples to tell us about your experience in researching and analysing information and problem solving; and your experience in using Microsoft suite applications.
- A detailed resume outlining your work history, education and professional development relevant to the advertised role, including the names of two (2) referees, with a current line manager preferred.
All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process. Pre-employment checks will include a National Police check and Proof of Aboriginality.
Need some help with how to apply?
How to apply videos
We have prepared an AEP Applicant Information Pack which is attached below, step by step the pack tells you how to go about preparing your resume and cover letter.
Speak to the hiring manager
Contact Jaime Rebelo, Director Worksafe Industrial and Regional WorkSafe Division on 08 6251 2281 to learn more about the role and ask questions which will help you tailor your application.
Ready to join our team?
Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach your resume and cover letter.
You can also contact Kellie Austin, Coordinator Recruitment (Aboriginal Engagement) (08) 9222 3281 or email RecruitmentandEngagement@dmirs.wa.gov.au for information about employment conditions and the application 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.
CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 6 December 2023 (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.
We look forward to hearing from you!
- AEP Applicant Information Pack
- JDF - Business Support Officer - Level 3 (MIS23186).pdf
- Section 51 – Fact Sheet
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