Senior Investigator

Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria’s transport system. Our job is to integrate the transport network for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.

People are at the centre of everything we do, whether they travel by train, drive, cycle, walk or move freight. For our people this means a fair selection process and salary, structured progression and professional development opportunities, flexible working arrangements, opportunities to move around the transport portfolio and public sector.

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Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Transport / Logistics
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/032428
Closing Date: 24-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 032428 - Office of the Chief Investigator - Senior Investigator - VPS 6.docx (Word, 66KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Mark Smallwood
(03) 8392 6373

Position Details

Senior Investigator

  • $120,692 to $161,511 plus superannuation
  • Ongoing
  • Usual Work Hours: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 1 Spring Street Melbourne VIC 3000 (flexibility may be available)

The Chief Investigator, Transport Safety is an independent statutory position established under Part 7 of the Transport Integration Act 2010.  It has the principal function of investigating public transport and marine safety matters in Victoria.  The prime focus of the investigations is determining the causal factors rather than apportioning blame and identifying issues that may require review, monitoring or further consideration. Reports of investigations prepared by the Chief Investigator are made to the Minister for Public Transport and the Minister for Ports, or if conducted under the TSI Act then reports are submitted to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) Commission.

The position is responsible for identifying rail, bus or marine safety matters requiring investigation and all aspects of either leading or participating in investigations, including on-site gathering of information, analysis, preparation of reports and formulation of safety recommendations. You will be required  to conduct research into various aspects of public transport and marine safety, as well as prepare briefings and reports for the Minister, senior government officers and industry on issues relating to safety investigations.

To be successful in this role you will have broad experience in either the rail or marine industries and a sound knowledge of the operational aspects of those industries. You will have a sound knowledge of system safety and organisational accident theory. Excellent interpersonal skills and high level conceptual and analytical skills are critical to this role. 

This position has a requirement to participate in on-call duties and attendance to accident sites that will involve occasional evening or weekend work including overnight travel. A current driver's licence is required.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For a confidential discussion, please call Mark Smallwood, Manager – Technical & Investigation Support on (03) 8392 6373.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description.  To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button below.

Applications close at midnight on 24 July 2019

Please note: The generic online form on may ask you to provide the responses to all of the KSC. At this step in the on-line process, please only upload your resume and cover letter (there is NO requirement to address the KSC)

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