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  • Full time ongoing opportunity available
  • Location: Orange or Dubbo.
  • Salary from $153K pa to $177K pa plus super
  • Accelerate your career without leaving town

(a division of ) is the state’s 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.

At the Resources Regulator we understand that work can be one of the biggest parts of people’s lives and we are building a team that has inclusion and passion at the heart of everything we do ensuring our values, social initiatives and culture resonate with our evolution and constant growth.

About the role:

This is an exciting role based in the picturesque central west town of Orange. We’re looking for a Senior Mine Safety Officer with extensive electrical experience to join the Metals and Petroleum team.

It is a core part of our business to have Inspectors in the field to assist the industry and this role is critical to the Mine Safety Inspectorate in supporting the ongoing effective delivery of the regulatory function in the extractives and metalliferous sectors.

The Senior Mine Safety Officer exercises statutory and administrative responsibilities as an appointed government official to improve the health and safety performance at mines.

The focus of the role is to ensure effective risk management and incident prevention strategies are implemented in the NSW mining industry through site inspections, assessments investigation of incidents and complaints, application of compliance powers, consultation, and education.

Our ideal candidate:

The role will draw upon your exceptional negotiating and influencing skills as well as your demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships of confidence with operators and workers. You have a firm understanding of best practice approaches and solutions given the variety of legislative requirements and rapid changes in technology.

In addition to the above, you will have proven experience at an electrical engineering, project management or supervisory level in mining plus a sound knowledge of and experience in:

  • Mining and/or work health and safety related legislation
  • Technology, systems and practices applied in mining
  • Auditing methodologies

Essential requirements

  • Must be able to work on weekends and backshifts and respond to incidents out of normal business hours on a rostered basis.
  • Hold and maintain a current Class C driver licence.

Things to know about the role:

  • To be appointed ideally you should possess and maintain the necessary qualifications required to be nominated to exercise the statutory function of electrical engineering manager at the type of mine to which your inspections will relate, or qualifications (being knowledge, skills, and adequate experience in mining operations) that the Chief Inspector determines to be equivalent to those qualifications.
  • Compliance with pre-employment probity screening is mandatory and a condition of engagement.
  • Appointment will be subject to the satisfactory participation in a pre-employment health assessment.

Sounds interesting?

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with an (ideally no more than one-page) cover letter outlining your suitability and interest in this role, with your resume (ideally no more than three pages) by 11.55pm, Monday 19 February 2024.

For further information about the role please contact Russell Wood, Principal Inspector Metals & Petroleum on 0417 317 735 or via . You can also view the .

If you require adjustments in completing your application, interviewing, completing any pre- employment testing, or otherwise participating in the recruitment process, please let us know so we can assist. Send an email to and a member of the team will contact you for a confidential discussion.

Please note:

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

About the Department of Regional NSW

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

The Department of Regional NSW brings together under one super-charged umbrella the skill, insights, expertise, and authority to shape a dynamic future for the state’s regional areas.

  • The groups within our cluster work hard to identify obstacles, map solutions and drive outcomes for the people of regional NSW
  • We are the only central government agency devoted solely to people in regional areas. With nearly 80 percent of our staff living in the community we serve, we are strategic thinkers, problem solvers, and the friend on the ground in good times and bad.
  • Our evidence-based, collaborative approach is building thriving communities across regional NSW for generations to come
  • We’re here for regional NSW, for the long term