Licensing Officer

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Job Type:Full Time

Section 51

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This position is part of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) which is a diversity initiative to achieve equality and increase workforce representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the department. Therefore, pursuant to Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants will be considered for this role. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to employment offer with the department (refer to fact sheet on Section 51).

About us

At the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), we pride ourselves on creating a supportive, inclusive and innovative environment that allows our people to contribute, develop and thrive to reach their full potential.

We offer a diverse range of extraordinary career opportunities across the department, all with a focus on supporting a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The position

In this role you will be undertaking assessments of, making recommendations on, and processing routine applications for various licenses, renewals, registrations, permits and security cards for numerous occupations and functions regulated by the Department under a diverse range of legislation.

You will possess strong customer service skills to effectively communicate face-to-face, by phone and through correspondence in order to deliver accurate information to all customers.

We are currently looking for motivated individuals who have the ability to solve problems and find solutions for stakeholders. You will work collaboratively with other team members and provide a prompt service to both internal and external stakeholders.

In this position, you will be provided with a structured training program, as well as support and guidance from an Aboriginal Strategy Coordinator, sponsor, mentor and Aboriginal staff network.

This position is located in Cannington (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required). Conveniently walking distance from public transport, a local shopping centre and secure onsite parking. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms, personal lockers and a cafe.

Need further info? Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) below or contact Alicia Gilmour, Coordinator on (08) 6251 2327.

What we are looking for?

To be considered further, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) addressing the following;

  • Ability to work under direct supervision to meet timelines and priorities.
  • Be able to identify problems with written documentation and to find solutions for customers.
  • Have proven computer skills including a working knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and word processing.

Ready to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the “what are we looking for?” section.

For tips on how to put together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the Applicant Pack attached below. You can also contact Grace Wilhelm, A/Senior Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3643 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process and Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required prior to any employment offer (Refer to fact sheet on section 51).

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve, and an inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. The diversity of our workforce is our strength, it enhances our ability to be forward thinking as well as responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

We actively promote the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, youth and other diversity groups. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

To keep up to update on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us Linked.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4pm on Friday, 11 December 2020 (WST).

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

- Applicant Information Pack
- Job Description Form
- Section 51 - Fact Sheet

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