Here’s an exciting opportunity for an experienced investigator in the workplace health and safety field. WHS/OHS is a popular investigation pathway requiring both technical skills (like interviewing) and skills in safety (like those delivered through accredited training: certificate IV and above in WHS) and courses such as ICAM.
Working with us is more than just a job, it’s making a difference to people’s lives. We’re Queensland’s work health and safety regulator, part of the Office of Industrial Relations.
Our purpose is to improve work health and safety and reduce the risk of work-related fatalities, injuries and diseases.
We work with industry and assist businesses to create a safe and healthy culture in Queensland places of work.
We do this by:
– making sure work health and safety laws are followed
– investigating work-related fatalities and serious injuries
– taking legal action when work health and safety laws are broken
– educating employees and employers on their legal obligations.
A vacancy currently exists within our Statewide Investigations team for a Senior Investigator. Investigators within the south east corner of Queensland are based in our offices at Brendale, Robina, Mt Gravatt, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Maroochydore. The current vacancy is located within our Brendale office.
You’ll be part of a dynamic and diverse culture, working alongside supportive and passionate people. Building a career with us means you can help make a real difference in the lives of Queensland workers and employers, and their families.
The Office of Industrial Relations (OIR) contributes to the government’s strategic objectives in the areas of workplace health and safety, electrical safety, workers’ compensation, industrial relations and labour hire regulation.
We seek to improve work health and safety, electrical safety and workers’ compensation performance through regulatory and policy frameworks and the provision of evidenced-based services and advice. We also develop, implement and maintain policy and legislation relevant to industrial relations in Queensland including whole of Government responsibility for public sector enterprise bargaining and the regulation of Queensland’s labour hire industry.
The OIR is committed to:
• Partnering with business and industry to achieve better safety and industrial relations outcomes and increased productivity;
• Providing services that are easy to access and responsive to the needs of the community and industry;
• Assisting the industry to comply whilst ensuring there are consequences for non-compliance;
• Using an evidence based approach to design interventions and policy responses that meet the Government’s priorities; and
• Empowering our people to create a high performance culture focused on organisational excellence.
As a Senior Investigator within Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ), you will be part of an efficient, flexible and responsive investigations team. This role will investigate non-compliance with the work health and safety legislation and provide leadership and support services to inspectors. This role is also responsible for ensuring that investigations meet requisite standards of quality, timeliness and efficiency and that investigative conduct is of the highest integrity. The Senior Investigator reports directly to the Investigations Manager.
To be successful in this role you will need:
– Prior demonstrated skills and experience in leading successful investigations through the case management process, interpreting statutory obligations in the planning of investigative strategies, gathering evidence, and providing critical advice on investigations issues and legal matters;
– Possess the qualities of flexibility, resilience and the proven ability to advance an organisational culture that values best practice outcomes;
– Possess a high level of knowledge and experience of court processes, with proven ability in reviewing complex technical information and providing critical advice on investigations issues and legal matters;
– Demonstrated highly effective interpersonal and presentation skills as evidenced by the ability to communicate both verbally and written to establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, client groups, duty holders and industry leaders.
If you are looking for more than just a job and are passionate about making a difference in workplaces to ensure all employees return home safe, then review how you will assessed within the Position Description and APPLY NOW!
Applications to remain current for 12 months
We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.
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