Job Details
  • Reference358061A_1589511086
  • LocationCanberra
  • SalaryNegotiable
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted9 months ago
  • ConsultantLeanne porter

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 WHS Officer on a contract for 6 Months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research, interpret and apply technical knowledge to: resolve work health and safety (WHS) issues; develop strategic advice to enable the client to meet its obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011.
  • Work with key stakeholders (EL1 WHS Assistant Director in particular) to develop and implement WHS frameworks and key audit recommendations, including appropriate controls and risk minimisation strategies, in the specific area of expertise.
  • Contribute to the establishment and implementation of WHS management systems taking into account longer-term strategic, political or operational outcomes, departmental priorities, emerging risks, and evolving legislative environment.
  • Prepare briefing material, consultation, communication and implementation plans.
  • Ensure due diligence obligations are meet in regard to reporting on progress and effectiveness of controls against each of these reviews/investigations. Depending on the nature of the review or investigation, this includes reports to the Director, key stakeholders and appropriate committees
  • Develop case review or safety share where appropriate, and closure reports against all reviews/investigations.
  • Validation of the local, WHS control measures implemented against review recommendations in consult with the EL1 WHS Assistant Director, ensuring they achieve the desired outcome and are effectively implemented in the operational environment.
  • Work closely with Training Officers to identify and address WHS-specific skills, training and capability gaps.

This position is an 'Identified' position which signifies that the role has a strong involvement in issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The successful applicant must have an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mandatory Requirements:

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a police check.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively you can call Leanne Porter on 02 6268 9926 or email for further discussion.