Vacancy Details

Comcare has immendiate Ongoing vacancies for APS6 Senior Inspectors. A merit pool will be created for similar Ongoing and Non-Ongoing vacancies at the APS5 and APS6 levels. 

Overview of the Group and Team

The Regulatory Operations Group has responsibility for achieving safer and healthier workplaces within its jurisdiction. As an effective national regulator, it does this by promoting continuous improvements in work health, safety and rehabilitation practices and monitoring and compliance with the law. 

Using a contemporary risk-based approach, the Group plans and implements an integrated program of continuous improvement and compliance activities to target issues or entities across the jurisdiction that pose the most significant risk to health and safety of workers. 

The Regional Operations Team is the service delivery arm of Regulatory Operations Group (ROG) and administers the Work, Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) through a variety of prevention, compliance and enforcement activities. Services are delivered across the country through employees working in regional offices in QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS, SA, NT, WA and ACT.

Role Overview

WHS Inspectors play a vital role in workplace health and safety by helping employers understand their work health and safety responsibilities, fostering a cooperative and consultative approach with workers and their representatives and by taking appropriate action when non-compliance is found. 

WHS Inspectors undertake a range of Work Health and Safety (WHS) regulatory activities in accordance with relevant legislation, policy and procedures. The work includes:  WHS related prevention programs and campaigns, stakeholder engagement and dispute resolution, presentations, inspections and investigations across a wide range of industries and risk factors (physical and psychosocial).

The role requires working as a member of a team, assisting to mentor less experienced inspectors, and working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders including employers, workers, complainants, Health and Safety Representatives, employer associations, unions, and federal and state government agencies.

Eligibility and specific conditions of employment

  1. Australian citizenship
  2. Character clearance (police records check)
  3. Health assessment
  4. Six months probationary period
  5. Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline Security Clearance
  6. Specific Conditions:
    • Achieve and maintain appointment as an Inspector under the WHS Act
    • Hold and maintain a motor vehicle driver licence for at least a motor car
    • Some intra and interstate travel is required, including overnight absences
    • Participate in an after-hours on-call roster (where operational necessities dictate)
    • Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) or obtain within 18 months of engagement.

How to apply

Please review the Job Information Pack below and provide a statement of claims with your responses outlining what you could bring to this position including your skills, experience and knowledge relevant to the job specific capabilities and role (maximum 2 pages).