RoD - Safety Officer

The Department of Transport 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. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Transport / Logistics
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Hume Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/187781EXT
Closing Date: 24-May-2022
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Safety Officer - VPS4.pdf (PDF, 198KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Caitlin Riley

Position Details

Safety Officer

  • Annual Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930 per annum
  • Employment Type: Full Time (the department provides flexible working arrangements)
  • Usual Work Location: Hume Region

About the Opportunity

The Safety Officer sits within Regional Transport and is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of 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 and will work closely with the Corporate Safety Team.

About You

As our ideal applicant, you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Innovation and Continuous Improvement (Applied) – Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement and ways to innovate; Offers suggestions and ideas, encourages others to do the same; Leverage on existing continuous improvement systems and procedures to improve outcomes, quality and efficiency of work; Creates space for learning and innovation by seeking for input and feedback from others.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Applied) – Resolves issues through deep understanding or interpretation of existing guidelines. Where guidelines are not available, analyses ideas available and takes action through self, or in consultation with others to resolve problems. If required, determine additional information needed to make informed decisions. Applies critical thinking and problem solving concepts in the right context.
  • Business and Commercial Acumen (Foundational) – Understands impact of back office policies and processes to immediate work unit; Identifies potential gaps or conflicting process and policies.
  • Influence and Persuasion (Applied) – Consistently adapts the content, style, message or tone of a presentation to suit the audience and plans how to tackle objections; Applies own ideas by linking them to others' values, needs and goals.
  • Develop Capability (Applied) – Actively seeks to improve others' skills and talents by providing knowledge, constructive feedback, coaching and learning opportunities; Consistently develops team capability; Recognise and develop potential in others.


For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Caitlin Riley at

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on 24th May 2022.

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.

Failure to comply with this condition of employment will impact your eligibility for employment in this position with DoT.

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

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