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Queensland seeking new Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines, Mineral Mines and Quarries

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The Queensland Government is seeking to recruit a Deputy Chief Inspector of Mines, Mineral Mines and Quarries as part of its’ safety and health branch. The position will be paying between $226,609 up to $234,957 total remuneration. Applications for the position will close 3rd January 2019.

The Department says that the position will provide leadership and management to the staff of the Mineral Mines and Quarries Inspectorate to ensure that legislated and regulatory functions are delivered effectively

The mines inspectorate team is responsible for establishing a culture, which facilitates the continuous improvement of safety and health performance in the mineral mining and quarrying industry.

Key Duties and Accountabilities of the new Deputy Chief Inspector

  • Provide the Chief Inspector of Mines and the Executive Director of Resources Safety and Health with high level professional and timely advice on strategic, technical and operational matters and actively work towards cooperative outcomes.
  • Undertake and oversee inspections, investigations and audits into accidents and incidents relating to the operation of mineral mines and quarries and where necessary take corrective action to improve safety and health in accordance with safety and health legislation.
  • Fulfil the statutory role of an Inspector of Mines in accordance with requirements of the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 and the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999, subject to the directions and instructions of the Chief Inspector of Mines.
  • Oversee the operations of the regional areas and ensure consistency of inspectorate approach to regulation.
  • Deliver on the strategies, plans and goals set in the annual plan through effective evaluation processes. Ensure this is done through sound quality management principles and practices. 
  • Manage, coordinate and integrate state-wide Mines Inspectorate activities relating to mineral mines and quarries in accordance with relevant plans, policies and procedures to achieve Departmental outcomes.
  • Assist in the reviewing and development of the Mines Inspectorate’s future position in influencing the attitudes and practices of industry.
  • Provide proactive strategic leadership to the Mines Inspectorate, including encouraging a culture of continuous improvement and development of risk-based data-driven solutions in a team environment, ensuring inspectorate staff receive appropriate training and development opportunities.
  • Assist in the review and formulation of proposals and recommendations for the revision of legislation and standards, administrative frameworks, operational procedures, and advisory and consultative processes and procedures.
  • Liaise with employers, employees, unions, industry organisations and government agencies to develop and maintain effective working relationships while enhancing confidence in the role of the regulator and participate in or chair relevant working groups to facilitate consultation and communication with and between industry stakeholders with the aim of improving health and safety outcomes for mineral mine and quarry workers.
  • Monitor and manage the implementation of the business operational plan for the mineral mines and quarries inspectorate.
  • Act as Chief Inspector of Mines as required.
  • Other duties as directed and required

You can apply for the position here

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