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This page contains a selection of investigation jobs advertised externally. We’ve chosen some to show you what great roles there are in this industry, whether you’re looking for work as a private investigator, government/corporate investigator, work, health and safety or in many of the roles in the justice system.

Another good way to see what’s out there is to hop onto www.seek.com and type in the role you’re looking for. Type in “Investigator” and see what comes up!

We’ve also included some short videos of real investigators working across industry and government. Check them out to see what it’s really like.

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Full time
Sydney, Sydney NSW
Posted 23 hours ago
Reporting to the Client Safeguarding Manager, you will be responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of assault, abuse and neglect of Sunnyfield clients. You will be documenting and reporting those investigations in accordance with legislative requirements and Sunnyfield’s Policies and Procedures. This is a full time role, with a hybrid working model. The role is based at Allambie Heights, with some travel involved.   Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Regulation, Risk

Reporting to the Client Safeguarding Manager, you will be responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of assault, abuse and neglect of Sunnyfield clients. You will be documenting and re...

Full time
Bundaberg, Bundaberg & Wide Bay Burnett QLD, QLD
Posted 23 hours ago
Your role is key role within regulatory services and will assist the Regulatory Services Supervisor - Animal Management with investigating complex animal matters that may lead to enforcement, appeals and legal action including regulated dog management and barking dog CRMs. You will also maintain high customer service standards and effective CRM response and;
  • Undertaking rigorous and detailed investigations of alleged offences and implement correct regulatory action (e.g. warnings, infringements, enforcement notices, impoundment, etc.)
  • Assist with the training and mentoring of Regulatory Services staff
  • Assist in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures
  • Implement an annual Declared Dogs (dangerous & menacing) inspection program
  • Take a lead and/or provide advice for staff in complex animal control matters
  • Discussions, investigations and negotiations with the public to achieve education and ensure compliance.
  • Once fully trained you will be included in an 'on-call' roster for provision of services after hours and on weekends
Click here to apply.

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Animal Control, Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator, Local Laws, Regulation

Your role is key role within regulatory services and will assist the Regulatory Services Supervisor – Animal Management with investigating complex animal matters that may lead to enforcement, ap...

Casual/Temporary, Contract
Adelaide SA
Posted 2 days ago
You will play a pivotal part in the Group Fraud Management team whose key obligation is to protect the members from financial losses whilst assisting to recover lost funds because of scams and fraud events. In this role you will examine all facets of criminal and non-criminal investigations, with a primary focus on complex External Investigations. Exposure and assistance will also be provided within Internal investigations and liaising with law enforcement and Government agencies.   Click here to apply.

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Fraud Investigation, Fraud Investigator, Investigator

You will play a pivotal part in the Group Fraud Management team whose key obligation is to protect the members from financial losses whilst assisting to recover lost funds because of scams and fraud e...

Casual/Temporary, Contract
Gold Coast, QLD
Posted 2 days ago
The Integrity Investigator will conduct administrative investigations and enquiries, in line with legislative requirements and with an understanding of the APS Values, APS Employment Principles, and the APS Code of Conduct. The incumbent will provide assistance to the Director on integrity and conduct matters, administrative processes, and contribute positively to the team, branch, agency, and APS outcomes.   Certificate IV in Government Investigations is one of the desired qualifications for this position.   Click here to apply.

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Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Policy

The Integrity Investigator will conduct administrative investigations and enquiries, in line with legislative requirements and with an understanding of the APS Values, APS Employment Principles, and t...

Full time, Permanent
Katherine, NT
Posted 4 days ago
This position reports directly to the Manager Environment and Municipal and is responsible for monitoring, compliance and enforcement of local laws, Policies and associated legislation. This position must enforce Council’s By-Laws, issuing Council infringements for matters pertaining to the By-Laws and undertaking the role and duties of an authorised officer according to the local law. Undertake initiatives and programs, with emphasis on community education.   Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Policy, Ranger

This position reports directly to the Manager Environment and Municipal and is responsible for monitoring, compliance and enforcement of local laws, Policies and associated legislation. This position ...

Full time
Adelaide SA
Posted 2 weeks ago
SafeWork SA is looking for a dynamic, professional and experienced investigator to join their team. You will lead complex and diverse workplace investigations. You will have the opportunity to work with a range of industries and technical experts to investigate complex and catastrophic workplace serious incidents and fatalities.   Click here to apply.

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Accident Investigators, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Private Investigators, Workplace Investigations

SafeWork SA is looking for a dynamic, professional and experienced investigator to join their team. You will lead complex and diverse workplace investigations. You will have the opportunity to work wi...

Part Time
NSW, Sydney, Sydney NSW
Posted 2 months ago
Key responsibilities include end to end management of:
  • Workplace investigations into employee misconduct, typically involving complaints of bullying, harassment, or discrimination.
  • Culture reviews and audits, and developing realistic, practical, and sustainable recommendations.
  • Internal projects such ensuring our processes are remain best practice and writing thought leadership pieces.
Click here to apply.

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Complaints, Investigator, Workplace Investigations

Key responsibilities include end to end management of: Workplace investigations into employee misconduct, typically involving complaints of bullying, harassment, or discrimination. Culture reviews and...

Contract
Cairns, Cairns, Northern QLD, QLD
Posted 2 months ago
Key Responsibilities:
  • Incident Response Mastery: Utilize your expertise in incident response, leveraging the 'Mango' system to swiftly and effectively manage workplace incidents.
  • Compliance Assurance: Conduct thorough site inspections to ensure strict compliance with WHS regulations, identifying areas for improvement and implementing corrective measures.
  • Accreditation Maintenance: Take ownership of ensuring that the company's accreditation remains current and aligned with industry standards.
Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Inspections, Investigator, Workplace Investigations

Key Responsibilities: Incident Response Mastery: Utilize your expertise in incident response, leveraging the ‘Mango’ system to swiftly and effectively manage workplace incidents. Complianc...

Part Time
South West Coast, Victoria
Posted 2 months ago
This position will encompass working 2 days during the week and the successful incumbent will be required to relieve weekend patrols and attend to after hour call outs on an as needs basis. The successful incumbent will be required too:
  • Provide professional, efficient and effective Traffic & Local Laws enforcement in compliance with Council policies and procedure.
  • Assist the Local Laws team with the enforcement of the Road Safety Act, Domestic Animals Act 1994, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986 and Impounding of Livestock Act 1994.
  • Assist the public relating to local laws and compliance.
Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Local Laws, Policy

This position will encompass working 2 days during the week and the successful incumbent will be required to relieve weekend patrols and attend to after hour call outs on an as needs basis. The succes...

Full time
Sydney, Sydney NSW
Posted 2 months ago
The role of Investigations Officer is to record, investigate and resolve escalated, high complexity or longer-term complaints in line with the regulatory framework and EWON's complaint handling policies and processes. Key accountabilities
  • Facilitate complaints from customers relating to energy, gas and water providers within required timeframes
  • Interpreting and communicating legislation and regulations
  • Identify key issues arising from complaints, research and obtain relevant information/documentation and determine appropriate outcomes
  • Prepare various written correspondence including detailed written assessments to consumers, providers and stakeholders
Click here to apply.

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Complaints, Compliance, Policy, Regulation

The role of Investigations Officer is to record, investigate and resolve escalated, high complexity or longer-term complaints in line with the regulatory framework and EWON’s complaint handling ...

Full time
Hervey Bay & Fraser Coast, Maryborough, QLD
Posted 2 months ago
The key outcomes and accountabilities of this role are to:
  • Undertake investigations into alleged breaches of legislation for which QBCC is responsible for administering and regulating, and take appropriate action, including job site operations and investigations. This includes but is not limited to the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991 and the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017;
  • Prepare investigation plans and manage high-volume investigative caseloads.
  • Use best-practice investigative techniques, including offence elementisation, formulation of evidence matrices, preparation of witness statements and affidavits and conducting records of interviews.
  • Prepare briefs of evidence for use in disciplinary, civil and criminal proceedings.
  • Implementing and conducting proactive compliance initiatives including investigations, job site audits, desktop audits and surveillance and covert activities.
  • Provide consumers, contractors and industry stakeholders with advice regarding building industry regulation administered by QBCC. Liaise with external stakeholders including industry associations.
  • Represent QBCC in promotional and educational activities and before the tribunal and courts.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all staff of the Commission and external customers.
  • Contribute to and support the operations of the Regional Service Center, including providing a face to face service to customers at the front counter, and support to your team in the provision of customer service.
Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Regulation, Surveillance

The key outcomes and accountabilities of this role are to: Undertake investigations into alleged breaches of legislation for which QBCC is responsible for administering and regulating, and take approp...

Full time
NSW, Sydney, Sydney NSW
Posted 2 months ago
As a Ranger you will be responsible for undertaking a variety of compliance and enforcement related tasks, these include (but are not limited to): • Investigating breaches of development consent, • Investigating incidents of pollution, illegal advertising, abandoned vehicles, • Investigating unlawful use of public land and compliance or safety issues relating to construction sites, • Proactive and reactive patrols/inspections of roads, footpaths, parks and other public areas, • Assisting the Companion Animal Officers in Companion Animal related matters. Click here to apply

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Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator

As a Ranger you will be responsible for undertaking a variety of compliance and enforcement related tasks, these include (but are not limited to): • Investigating breaches of development consent, ...

Full time
Brisbane, Brisbane QLD, Herston
Posted 2 months ago
In this role, your expertise as an enforcement officer will be crucial to upholding public health regulations. Beyond resilience and confidence in field investigations, you'll be adept at interpreting legislation and guidelines to ensure effective operations. Your duties will encompass planning and conducting compliance inspections and taking decisive enforcement actions, including issuing statutory notices, and collaborating with partners for joint investigations. Building and nurturing robust relationships with both internal team members and external stakeholders, including law enforcement agencies, will be pivotal, fostering collaborative efforts in pursuit of shared goals. The position may require obtaining a Certificate IV in Government Investigations. Click here to apply.

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Compliance, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Inspections, Investigator, Regulation, Risk

In this role, your expertise as an enforcement officer will be crucial to upholding public health regulations. Beyond resilience and confidence in field investigations, you'll be adept at interpreting...

Full time
Goldfields & Esperance, Kalgoorlie, Western
Posted 2 months ago
Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Handling and control of dogs, cats and other animals in the pound and actively in the field daily. Experience working with animals is preferred
  • Patrol public areas for any contravention of litter, parking, animal, thoroughfare and verge offences.
  • Interpret and enforce relevant Acts, Regulations, local laws and policies in your day-to-day duties.
  • Actively conduct investigations, gather evidence, take statements and prepare briefs.
  • Conduct daily reports and data entry into investigations and other related administrative tasks.
Click here to apply.

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Animal Control, Enforcement, Government, Government Investigators, Investigator, Local Laws, Ranger, Regulation

Key Responsibilities Include: Handling and control of dogs, cats and other animals in the pound and actively in the field daily. Experience working with animals is preferred Patrol public areas for an...

Full time
ACT/Canberra, Melbourne, NSW, Sydney, Sydney NSW, VIC/Melbourne, Victoria
Posted 2 months ago
As a member of the Gambling Compliance Team you will:
  • assess complaints and other intelligence and make recommendations about whether to investigate a matter
  • conduct investigations and undertake compliance and enforcement activities
  • engage productively and constructively with stakeholders
  • undertake compliance monitoring activities
  • exercise initiative and judgement in delivering evidence-based assessments
Click here to apply.

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Complaints, Compliance, Enforcement, Intelligence, Investigator

As a member of the Gambling Compliance Team you will: assess complaints and other intelligence and make recommendations about whether to investigate a matter conduct investigations and undertake compl...

Career Snapshots

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Queensland’s Department of Transport provide investigation and compliance opportunities across a range of areas, including traffic investigations.

Here’s a Victorian Police Force video about the role of a detective

Senior Environmental Compliance Officer: Josh

Rangers perform duties such as environmental management, protection investigations and compliance with legislation.

DAF Careers: Matt

RSPCA Careers: Pet Inspectors

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