Work Health and Safety Officer - National Arboretum Canberra
Closes: 24 July 2019
Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 5
Salary: $78,197 - $82,771
Position No: 39358
Directorate: Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 June 2019
Contact Officer: Scott Saddler on
(02) 6205 4056
Details: The National Arboretum Canberra is seeking an experienced and highly motivated candidate to fill a Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officer role within its dynamic team. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the ACT Government’s WHS Policies, WHS reporting and the promotion of WHS and safety practices at the Arboretum. The WHS Officer will provide guidance and direction for the planning, implementation and operation of WHS at the Arboretum and with limited supervision develop systems, processes and efficient reporting on WHS and compliance. Strong communication skills are essential for this role, the successful candidate will be required to liaise at various levels across a range of areas with contractors as well as throughout the Government whilst maintaining a high degree of confidentiality and discretion. The candidate will also need to adhere to and promote the principles of the Respect Equity and Diversity (RED) Framework, WHS, and the ACTPS Values and Signature Behaviours to maintain a safe, healthy and fair workplace for all staff. The successful applicant will be based at the National Arboretum Canberra. If you are an innovative thinker with a passion for Work Health and Safety (WHS) and would like to join a positive and energetic team we want to hear from you. Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate (CMTEDD) supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.
Note: The position includes regular evening and weekend work. The National Arboretum Canberra is open seven days a week so flexibility around working hours including evenings and weekends is required. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Please provide your curriculum vitae and application addressing the Selection Criteria.
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