The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines is seeking a Principal Investigation Officer to conduct a range of investigations for mining safety and health in Queensland.
- Permanent full time
- $119,280 to $126,037 per annum
- Superannuation, Allowances (oncall and location)
Key duties and accountabilities of the Principal Investigations Officer
• Ensure the provision of high quality investigation services, technical advice and assistance to Resource Safety and Health Inspectorates in the regulation of the state’s mining, quarrying, explosives and petroleum and gas industries.
• Coordinate the investigation process for all major investigations into alleged non-compliance with Queensland’s mining, quarrying, explosives and petroleum and gas legislation in conjunction with Resource Safety and Health staff and assist staff during the investigation of major incidents, and serious and fatal accidents.
• Conduct investigations and scene examinations in mine environments and at explosives, petroleum and gas sites as required.
• Under certain investigative duties in an unsupervised environment.
• Perform the duties of an Authorised Officer appointed under the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health 1999, in accordance with the requirements of those Acts and subject to the directions and instructions of the Regional Inspector or Inspectors.
• Establish and maintain liaison with relevant personnel in other state and local government agencies at a regional level to enhance the effectiveness of the department’s compliance program.
• Assess and analyse mining, quarrying, explosives and petroleum and gas related investigation reports prepared within regions and manage the processing of reports through the Regional Inspector.
• Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental regulatory compliance policies and procedures, particularly with respect to mining, quarrying, explosives and petroleum and gas legislation.
• Develop responses to public enquiries regarding the department’s enforcement policies and prepare briefings for senior staff and the Minister where required.
• Assist in the delivery of competency based investigation training, including the preparation of training material for regional personnel engaged in regulation of Queensland’s mining, quarrying, explosives, petroleum and gas industries.
• Provide high level research, analysis, advice and support to the Inspectorates on policy, legislative and current and future strategic issues relating to Resources Safety and Health.
• Prepare complex submissions, briefing papers, correspondence and reports for the Minister, the Director-General, the Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health, executive management and senior departmental management.
• Exercise judgement and authority in managing projects in an environment of competing priorities and constant change.
• Participate in interdepartmental, intergovernmental and industry forums and committees as required.
• Ensure out of hours contact for advice is available to regional personnel undertaking Queensland’s mining, explosives, petroleum and gas industries related investigations.
• As an Authorised Officer, participate in and contribute to safety audits and inspections as required.
• Assist in the development of regional compliance plans and strategies.
• Other duties as directed and required.
Applications to remain current for 12 months
Job Ad Reference: QLD/333316/19. You can apply here