Senior Investigations Officer (Solar Victoria)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50939582/CBD/B
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Until 1 February 2024
Attachments: 50939582 - Senior Investigations Officer-PositionDescription.docx (Word, 707KB)

Contact: Leigh Bryant

Position Details

The Senior Investigations Officer is a key position within the Risk, Assurance and Standards (RAS) division with a focus on building internal capability on strategic investigations, contributing to improved safety outcomes within the solar community and ensuring that high standards are maintained by retailers and installers who participate in our programs.

The position oversees the conduct of strategic investigations into retailers and installers to determine if they have breached Solar Victoria's terms and conditions.

The Investigations Officer will develop effective and efficient systems of work and provide advice and subject matter expertise to the RAS leadership team as well as make recommendations for outcomes at the conclusion of investigations.

The position also provides training, guidance and mentoring to other staff to facilitate effective and efficient compliance investigations and the utilisation of the full suite of available regulatory tools. The Senior Investigations Officer will also maintain effective stakeholder relationships with our regulatory partners.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigations) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated operational experience leading and conducting investigations in a regulatory or enforcement environment.
  • High level experience working with or in regulated industries such as construction and/or electrical.
  • A high level of understanding of regulation and regulatory risk

This is a fixed term position available for a period until 1 February 2024. The preferred work location for this position is at our brand-new state of the art headquarters in Morwell. A Melbourne CBD location can also be negotiated with Hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 6 February 2023.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

For further information including the position description, key selection criteria and to apply visit

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