Senior Compliance Officer - Singleton; Newcastle

NSW Government

Newcastle & Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 17/04/2019

Job Category:

Construction, Architecture & Interiors / Urban Design / Town Planning

Job description:
Job Title:  Senior Compliance Officer
Job Grade / Classification:  Planning Officer (Professional) 2
Remuneration: ($115,617 - $123,749), plus superannuation and annual leave loading
Employment Status: Ongoing – Full Time
Location:  Singleton or Newcastle

Agency Overview
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change. Please click here  for more about the department and our vision.

The Opportunity & Role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Compliance Officer to join the Resource Assessments & Compliance team within the Department of Planning & Environment. This role will be based in Singleton in the Hunter region.
The Department of Planning and Environment is responsible for overseeing the most significant development and infrastructure projects in NSW. The delivery of these projects is an important component of meeting the State’s economic and employment growth objectives. The compliance team’s role is to ensure that the projects are delivered in compliance with approval obligations that are designed to protect the community and the environment.

The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for:
Undertaking high quality regulatory investigations into alleged breaches arising from the development of some of the largest and most complex projects in NSW, including major road, rail and renewable energy projects, hospitals, schools, mines and quarries;
Using risk management and data analysis approaches to target monitoring and investigations;
Deploying the latest technology to carry out investigations and surveillance;
Exercising statutory powers to facilitate investigations and to enforce penalties and remedy environmental harm;
Working with a broad range of stakeholders, including government agencies, industry groups, environmental groups and the community to improve compliance outcomes; and
Working in a dynamic, fast paced and collaborative multi-disciplinary team to achieve the Department’s objectives.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who understands the importance of customer service and who has excellent administrative, planning and organisational skills. The candidate is someone who can maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and the Department’s business and administrative polices, systems and processes. The successful candidate will be someone who can juggle multiple tasks while delivering quality outcomes and managing day-to-day issues within a high pressure and high volume work environment. They will work to promote compliance and optimal outcomes amongst all stakeholders on a wide variety of projects.

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role Description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector

Essential Requirements:
Degree in planning, environmental management, engineering, law, or other relevant discipline
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant environmental and planning legislation and processes
Willingness to travel and (minimum) Class C Driver’s License

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If you believe you have the drive, passion and experience to add value please apply directly utilising the link provided.

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Job Notes:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.  

Our Commitment to Diversity:
The Department of Planning and Environment values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

The Wellness Program has been established to support and promote health and wellness in the workplace. We have partnered with Live Life Get Active who provide free outdoor fitness camps every day for interested employees!

Should you require further information about the role please contact; Leah Cook, Team Leader for Northern Compliance Operations on 02 6575 3403.

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Applications Closes on: Thursday, 2nd May 2019.

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