Safety Officer

The Safety Officer sits within Regional Transport and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programs and procedures to ensure Department of Transport’s proactive safety culture in the region. The role will also support compliance with safety obligations, particularly around construction work sites and will work closely with the Corporate Safety Team.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: North East - Benalla
Reference: VG/1643886
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Safety Officer - VPS4 - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 280KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andy Stefanovski
Andy.Stefanovski@roads.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the Department

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

Transport Services is a Group within the Department of Transport, and is responsible for delivering safe, reliable and accessible transport infrastructure and services to all Victorians. Regional Transport is a Division of Transport Services, and is responsible for delivering a better transport experience connecting regional communities, businesses and visitors.

We're focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

About the Role

The Safety Officer sits within Regional Transport and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programs and procedures to ensure Department of Transport's proactive safety culture in the region. The role will also support compliance with safety obligations, particularly around construction work sites and will work closely with the Corporate Safety Team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Improved Safety Culture – The Safety Officer has contributed to a significant improvement in safety culture across the region, working collaboratively with Safety Advisors and the broader Corporate Safety Team. This will be achieved through a combination of training staff, information sharing, developing Safe Work Method Statements, safety management plan and risk registers, promoting best practice and conducting audit activities.
  • Compliance – The incumbent has ensured that safety programs and procedures in the region comply with safety legislation and DoT guidelines.
  • Risk Assessments – Ensure safety risk assessments are completed for all works by working with project managers and site supervisors to develop their skills
  • Assurance Activities – The incumbent has completed assurance activities in a consultative manner, resulting in improved safety on work sites.
  • Safety Information Communication – Safety information has been well communicated within the region.
  • Promote and support safe, inclusive and flexible team operations.

Experience and Requirements

Mandatory

  • Certificate IV in Workplace Health and Safety or similar

Desirable

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field
  • Certificate IV in Workplace Training and Assessment

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on 07/02/2023

Please note: This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness. To be considered up to date vaccinated, you must have been administered COVID-19 vaccines as determined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). DTP is requiring all staff to be Vaccinated and to have had Booster Vaccination (Triple vaccinated as a minimum). Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DTP.

To facilitate confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Andy Stefanovski via Andy.Stefanovski@roads.vic.gov.au

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport and Planning will be treated in the strictest confidence.


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