state inspector in sydney

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sydney, new south wales
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Health & Return to Work (RTW), Ergonomics, SafeWork NSW

  • Do you have expertise in ergonomics and human factors within the workplace?
  • Do you have advanced relationship and project management skills?
  • Would you like to be a leader in a team that drives health and safety improvements across NSW?
  • Ongoing permanent roles

SafeWork NSW is the state’s workplace health and safety regulator. We focus on harm prevention and improving the health and safety culture in NSW workplaces. We are currently seeking a State Inspector to join the Health and Return to Work - Ergonomics team in working towards a reduction of musculoskeletal disorders in NSW workplaces through delivery of our SafeWork NSW Musculoskeletal disorder strategy 2017 – 2022.

The State Inspector is the highest-level inspector grade in SafeWork NSW. You will utilise your high-level engagement skills working with workplaces, community and government agencies to develop and implement state-wide strategic industry initiatives as they relate to ergonomics and human factors within the workplace. You will assist in the conduct of investigations into causes of workplace incidents, injuries and fatalities and where required, provide specialist advice regarding compliance with WHS legislation. You will also play a pivotal role in providing technical advice and support to build capability of internal and external stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • Have the Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection), and/or equivalent relevant qualification or above in a related field such as ergonomics, human factors, work health & safety, health science, applied science, and/or 5+ years industry experience
  • Have extensive experience and understanding of ergonomics and human factors to provide strategic leadership and expert advice on prevention and response activities
  • Have advanced communication skills to proactively engage and influence key industry stakeholders in relation to safety in workplaces
  • Have the Knowledge and experience in applying WHS legislation

IMPORTANT NOTE: We strongly encourage all candidates to read and familiarise themselves with the Applicant Information Guide. This guide contains critical information which will assist prospective candidates to apply for this role.

You will be rewarded with a great opportunity to apply your experience with your passion for workplace health and safety. You will:

  • Be provided with extensive training from our SafeWork NSW Registered Training Organisation
  • Be part of SafeWork’s approach to workplace health safety and recovery at work
  • Be an integral part of the Health & RTW - Ergonomics leadership team
  • Have access to flexible work conditions keeping within operational requirements

More importantly, you will contribute to the SafeWork’s focus on helping business prevent harm by continuing efforts to build a safety culture across NSW.

To find out more about the role, including the Role Description, Information Guide and how to apply, please follow the link Any questions? Please contact: 1800 648 942 /

Location: Field based position. However, base office locations are Gosford, Baulkham Hills or Liverpool (negotiable with successful candidate)

Salary: Receive an attractive salary package along with packaged motor vehicle options. Salary range starting from $127,181 plus superannuation.

What we need from you:

Your application should include an up-to-date resume (no more than 5 pages) and a cover letter which addresses the focus capabilities of the role. Please include two (2) referees – one of which should be your current manager/supervisor.

Closing date: 24 September 2018 (11.59pm)

Additional Information:

  • A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for future vacancies in roles with similar capability requirements.
  • The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation is an EEO (Equal Employment Opportunity) employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At DFSI, we endeavor to make roles flexible. While these roles are advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake flexible work arrangements including on a part-time or job share basis.
  • For further help, tips and information on applying for a role in the NSW Public Service, please visit Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Associate Degree/Diploma