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Operations Manager

Office of Industrial Relations - Cairns City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
*** This vacancy is open to existing Queensland state government employees only. ***

The Operations Manager will lead and manage mobile and flexible teams of professional, technical and administrative staff by providing high level operational direction and support.

The role has an important strategic function to develop and maintain relationships and networks with whole of government, industry stakeholders and the wider community to identify contentious and emerging issues, develop initiatives, and provide advice on these matters.

This position contributes to the recommendations from the Best Practice Review of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland.
Job Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full-time
Location: Cairns region
Yearly Salary: $121367 - $128254
Contact Name: Elisa Sandon

Contact Number:
Closing Date: 09-APR-21

***This vacancy is open to existing Queensland state government employees only***

We'll assess your merit for this role by looking at what you've done previously - the knowledge, skills and experience you've built, your potential for development and your personal qualities. We'll consider how well you:

1. Demonstrate high level skills and experience in leading and managing teams of professional, technical and administrative staff to achieve operational objectives and outcomes in a complex, high pressure and constantly changing environment;

2. Display flexibility, resilience and proven ability to advance an organisational culture that values performance, innovation, continuous improvement and best practice outcomes;

3. Demonstrate your ability to communicate with influence (both orally and in writing) to resolve complex disputes, liaise and consult with internal and external stakeholders, represent WHSQ at high level meetings and forums, and prepare timely and accurate correspondence, briefs and reports;

4. Demonstrate a record of achievement in developing and maintaining relationships and networks with government and industry and the wider community to identify contentious and emerging needs, develop initiatives and promote engagement in work health and safety initiatives; and

5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislation, contemporary issues, policies and practices relating to work health and safety, together with practical experience in the application of enforcement measures and compliance management.

Mandatory requirements / special conditions

Although not mandatory a degree/qualification in management, occupational health & safety or a relevant discipline is highly desirable.

Successful applicants must have or be able to acquire:
  • a minimum level of Diploma in Government (Workplace Inspection);
  • a minimum level of Diploma in Government (Investigation);
  • a minimum level of Graduate Certificate (Management);
  • a current driver's licence; and
  • computer skills necessary to accurately and efficiently input and retrieve data and develop reports from relevant business systems.
Recommended applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

From time to time, the successful applicant may be required to work from another location or work unit from which they were initially appointed.

For full details and to apply, please refer to the attached Role Description.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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