Governance Officer
PSCSAA 2019, Level 4, $79,452 to $83,797 pa
Position No:

Work Type:
Permanent - Full Time

Perth Metropolitan

Closing Date:
2020-01-28 4:00 PM

Join one of WA’s most innovative and forward-thinking agencies and be part of something rewarding and exciting. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) is responsible for planning and managing land and heritage for all West Australians – now and into the future.

The Opportunity:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual for the Governance Officer role to join the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage in our Business and Corporate Services division, within the Governance and Performance directorate.

This position will provide assistance and support to the Governance and Performance Consultant in relation to corporate governance, performance measurement and risk management activities.

This is a permanent, full-time position, (however consideration may be given to applicants seeking part-time opportunities).

Suitable applicants may be considered for appointment to similar (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part-time) vacancies for a period of twelve (12) months from the initial date of the appointment.

To be successful in this role, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of organisational risk management, business continuity, crisis management or internal auditing functions.
  • Proven research and analysis skills including the ability to collect, prepare, and undertake quality assurance of performance measurement data.
  • Ability to consult and liaise, including the ability to work in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Written communication, including in the preparation of timely and effective reports for senior management.

If you would like to know more, please contact Brendon Surin, Governance and Performance Consultant on (08) 6551 9446 or by emailing to discuss the role in further detail (please do not send your application to Brendon or seek assistance from Brendon with lodging your application).

How to apply: 

Apply now by submitting the following: 

  • A maximum four (4) page covering letter that demonstrates you have the skills and experience we are looking for (as outlined above)
  • A comprehensive CV that clearly shows your talents and key achievements. 

The Department's values are an integral part of how we do business and we expect all successful candidates to be capable of operating in line with these beliefs. Successful candidates would also need to operate within the Public Sector's Code of Ethics. Attached to this advert is a copy of the Departments Values Capability Framework. These should be incorporated into your written application.

Our Values: Integrity – Respect – Collaboration – Professionalism – Innovation

Public Sector Code of Ethics: Personal Integrity – Relationships with others - Accountability

The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions within our agency.

To find out more about the Department and what we have to offer please visit the Careers at the Department page on the DPLH website.

There is no job description form attached to this advert. Job description forms will be provided to shortlisted candidates prior to further assessment taking place.

Please ensure you have saved your documents in MS Word (.docx files only) or PDF format and have allowed plenty of time to submit your application, as late, emailed and proforma applications will not be accepted. 

Please note that should you be successful to this process a National Police Clearance will be required prior to appointment.

Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector. If you are on a working visa, you may be eligible for temporary appointments. Before an appointment is granted you must provide your passport details so that your working rights in Australia can be verified. While these details will be sufficient in the application, the original document will need to be sighted prior to appointment.

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, contact, or please call (08) 6551 9419 for any other queries.

Applications must be submitted before 4.00pm (WST) on Tuesday, 28 January 2020.


- 0. dplh values-based capability framework.pdf

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