Deputy Chief Inspector (Operations)

Flexible working is encouraged, Generous salary entitlements, Make a positive impact on the NSW mining industry.

Deputy Chief Inspector (Operations) - Resources Regulator

  • Senior Executive Band 1
  • Exciting opportunity
  • Drive change for the future


About the role
In this role you will lead and optimise the operation and strategic safety programs both assessments and proactive interventions across all NSW mines. You will have an emphasis on high hazard mining operations and ensure there is alignment with work health and safety legislation that is applicable.

This role will work very closely with the Chief Inspector and also the Executive Director to provide expert technical advice in relation to operational delivery, regulatory actions, emerging issues, concerns, compliance, performance and areas for reform and continuous improvement.

You will be responsible for providing strong leadership and direction to the four Principal Inspectors who manage teams carrying out announced and unannounced assessment activities, both in response to incidents and as part of proactive planned activities, at mine sites across all mining sectors.

This is a diverse and varied role where no two days will be the same.

For more information about this rare opportunity, click here to view the role description.

About you

You will have a broad understanding of general public sector management, the machinery of Government, political processes and Ministerial requirements, with extensive experience at an Executive level coupled with experience in working within a regulator.

You must possess and maintain the qualifications to be appointed as an inspector under section 18(2)(a) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013, and in accordance with the Resources Regulator policy on qualifications of mine safety inspectors.

Essential to this role is your availability to work on weekends and backshifts and respond to incidents out of normal business hours on a rostered basis.

You must also hold and maintain a current Class C driver licence.

Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment and ongoing probity and medical screening.

Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy is mandatory, and a condition of engagement for staff engaged after 3 December 2019.

Compliance with the key requirements of the Resources Regulator Pecuniary Interests in the Regulated Sector policy is mandatory.

A proven track record in building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders will be advantageous, coupled with exceptional communication skills.

About our team
The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW.

The NSW Resources Regulator is positioned within the Planning, Industry and Environment Clusters Environment, Energy and Science Group, and is the states work health and safety regulator for mines and petroleum sites. The Regulator also undertakes compliance and enforcement activities in relation to the Mining Act 1992, with a key focus on mine rehabilitation activities.

The Regulator was established on 1 July 2016 as a standalone regulator with the purpose of increasing industry and community confidence in the regulation of the mining industry through a consistent, transparent and responsive regulatory approach. Our vision is a safe and responsible mining, extractive and petroleum industry. Our mission is to enable and support industry to understand and fulfil its obligations.


Click hereto find out why you have a great opportunity to contribute to a positive change in the mining industry with the NSW Resources Regulator!

To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and capabilities. To be considered you must submit an application via the online application process.


Applications close on Wednesday 18th March at 11.55pm

Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

16/03/2020 $0 Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter 1 Mining, Resources & Energy
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