General Manager Land Use Planning

Last updated 6 days ago
Job Type:Full Time

Permanent Appointment

Looking to lead the way to maximise land accessibility for exploration and resource development within WA?

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

The General Manager Land Use Planning manages and coordinates activities in relation to land use planning to ensure continuity of community benefits from Western Australia's geological endowment.

The key responsibilities of the position are to:

  • Coordinate activities in relation to land use planning to ensure continuity of community benefits from Western Australia's resources endowment.
  • Lead and manage the activities of Land Use Planning Branch including ensuring outcomes identified in the Divisions Strategic and Operational Plans are achieved.
  • Lead the development of practices, standards and policy within the branch to maximise land accessibility for exploration and resource development.

This position is located in East Perth which is conveniently walking distance from public transport and nearby City of Perth parking. Whether it’s a short stroll to the tranquil Queens Gardens or the riverside foreshore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers. You may be required to work at other sites as required.

Need further info? Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) below or contact, Michele Spencer, Director Minerals and Petroleum Resources on (08) 9222 3831.

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;

  • Demonstrated relevant experience in land use planning and in the review of legislation and policy, preferably in the resources sector.
  • Demonstrated high level strategic management skills including an ability to lead and develop staff within a positive team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering process and service improvements.
  • Substantial experience in positive and proactive stakeholder engagement including the provision of high-level advice.
  • A working knowledge of the WA Mining Act 1978 would be an advantage.

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 Richard D’Mello, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3096 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. A National Police Clearance, Physiological Assessment and COI declaration will form part of the preemployment checks.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable on site gym.
  • 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.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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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 Tuesday, 19 January 2021.

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.pdf
- Job Description Form.pdf

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