Safety Auditor

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/D00916JAN23
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - VPS4 - Safety Auditor (1).pdf (PDF, 223KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Michelle McKenzie on 0417 974 896

Position Details

Safety auditor, Department of Justice and Community Safety

  • Ongoing, full-time VPS4 role
  • Based in the Melbourne CBD, with travel to sites throughout Victoria
  • Contemporary approach to workplace safety and wellbeing

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a safety auditor to help prevent injuries and occupational health and safety (OHS) issues across its workforce.


About the Business Unit

People and Workplace Services's core functions span the breadth of workplace cultural and people matters, including human resource policy and strategy; organisational culture and change; recruitment, redeployment, and retention; performance and development; pay, benefits and workforce reporting; occupational health and safety management; and employment regulations.

The Safety Auditor sits within Safety, Wellbeing and Compliance, a branch of the People and Workplace Services in the Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department). The Safety, Wellbeing and Compliance branch provides process, systems and services to support the department to meet its responsibilities under Health and Safety Laws (Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, Dangerous Goods Act 1985 and Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013).


About the Role

The Safety Auditor is responsible for providing high quality process and systems audits, quality assurance, reporting and recommendations for business units to prevent health, safety and wellbeing incidents and issues from occurring in line with best practice standards. In this role, you will deliver a range of scheduled activities by systematically assessing and supporting workplace health, safety and wellbeing practices to identify and report potential hazards, or gaps in compliance to the departments OHSMS. 

As a safety auditor, you will:

  • Provide high-quality regulatory quality assurance, reporting and recommendations to prevent safety-related incidents and OHS issues from occurring.
  • Deliver a range of scheduled activities, such as OHS Management System audits, workplace inspections, mentoring and risk profiling activities. You will assess and support workplace safety practices to identify and report potential hazards.
  • Work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders to inspect and test the reliability and effectiveness of preventive maintenance programs, preparedness and compliance to our OHS obligations.

The role will be based in the Melbourne CBD with the expectation of travel to metropolitan and country locations to provide training and undertake investigations. There will be opportunities to complete some reports working from home.

To learn more about the skills you will need to succeed in this role, please read the position description attached to this advertisement.


About You

As our ideal candidate for the role you will be able show a:

  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge, understanding and experience in the application of OHS legislation, codes of practice and regulations (including due diligence).
  • Demonstrated understanding of, expertise and practice of modern auditing methodologies and professional standards in a large and complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated application of business monitoring and reporting processes and systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to all stakeholders


  • Management systems or lead auditor qualifications (or progress towards either) or lead auditor experience is highly desirable.
  • Formal occupational health and safety qualifications is highly desirable.


In return we offer

  • Supervision by leaders in the field
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Tailored professional development and learning plans
  • Contemporary employee wellbeing program
  • Innovative career pathway options
  • Generous leave entitlements

We want to make sure all Victorians feel represented by the department's work. We do this by recruiting a diverse workforce - we welcome people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability and cultural background. We are also committed to the Victorian Government's promise to increase the number of veterans working in the public sector.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit, and retain Aboriginal staff across all our roles. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email


How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


  • For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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