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Aps 6 - Work Health And Safety Officer

Australian Government Department of Defence - Sydney, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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  • $82,282 - $93,993 (plus super)
  • Sydney CBD - NSW

The Role
Multiple WHS positions within Maritime Support Branch (MARSPT) will be filled as a result of this recruitment activity.

Within the Strategic Welfare function an APS6 Work Health and Safety Officer is accountable under broad direction to perform and achieve complex work health and safety work within an integrated workforce. They are accountable to ensure they have knowledge of, and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements. An APS6 Work Health and Safety Officer will work independently with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of their work. They will exercise both initiative and judgement in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures. They will provide detailed work health and safety professional and policy advice in relation to complex work and contribute to strategic planning, program and project management and policy development.

An APS6 Work Health and Safety Officer may be a team coach or lead a team and be accountable to set work priorities and manage workflows. They are expected to be capable of building team capability through coaching, feedback and developing the quality of work undertaken by others within a work unit. They may exercise the associated people and financial responsibilities to achieve work unit outcomes. An APS6 Work Health and Safety Officer will have considerable level of stakeholder engagement and may/will liaise with stakeholders in relation to complex issues. They will be required to identify, anticipate and respond to stakeholders’ needs and expectations to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

About our Team
Maritime Support Branch (MARSPT) is one of three Branches within Maritime Systems Division (MSD) contributing toward sustaining in excess of $15b in maritime assets which enable the Navy to fight and win at sea.

We are an integrated team of APS, Navy, and contractors working alongside our industry partners. The branch is dispersed across Canberra, Sydney, Rockingham and Philadelphia. Positions are available within the Sydney CBD based sub units below:

Directorate of Maritime Work Health Safety and Environment (DMWHSE) provides specialist work health and safety expertise by integrating best practice maritime safety and environmental managementsystems across Navy, CASG, and industry across the waterfront.

The Maritime Cross-Platform Systems Program Office (MCPSPO) is the lead agency for delivery of cross-Class sustainment services and advice across the maritime environment.

MCPSPO sustains and manages a range of complex military systems and supplies, through an extensive network of industry partners, domestic and off-shore. Our operating environment is complex and challenging, with elements of high risk work from the WHS perspective.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate is someone who is a strong leader with skills and experience in managing WHS in complex and varied workplaces. They must be able to build productive relationships with stakeholders and be able to work in an integrated workforce environment comprising of Defence Australian Public Servants, Australian Defence Force Personnel and a contracted labour force. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as critical thinking and analysis skills are required in this role.

You will need to be highly responsive, adaptable, resilient and demonstrate initiative in the chosen position. There will be opportunities for self-development and an expectation that you will challenge yourself and others to learn about the working environment you are involved in and foster continuous improvement. You will also be required to keep your knowledge current and relevant to the position.