APS 6 - Technical Regulatory Policy Officer

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Remuneration: $$83,928 - $95,873 (plus Super) per annum

Location: Canberra

Type: Full Time

Posted: 18/10/2021


The Role

We are looking for APS 6 Technical Regulatory Policy [Specialist/Officer]. The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Review of published engineering and safety policy for completeness and conformance with legislation, regulations, codes of practice, and Defence requirements.
  • Working as part of the policy team to revise and update published policy to ensure conformance with all regulations, and thereby ensuring safety and environmental considerations are incorporated into technical and management activities relating to land materiel (plant and deployable infrastructure).
  • Setting individual work priorities and develop proposed changes to published policy while working as part of an integrated team.
  • Engagement with stakeholders in relation to complex, difficult or sensitive issues. This will require the identification, anticipation and accommodation of stakeholders’ needs and expectations to achieve section and Defence outcomes.
  • Provision of detailed and/or technical, professional and policy advice in relation to complex policy issues and contribute to the policy team’s strategic planning, project management, policy delivery, and change management objectives.
  • To build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders at the working level.

About our Team

The Policy Section comprises a small team of professional engineers and technical specialists within the Directorate of Technical Regulation – Army (DTR-A). The team is responsible for the analysis, review, development, publication and implementation of policy, regulations, instructions, guidelines and procedures related to land materiel safety. The team’s main role is management of the Defence Land Materiel Safety Manual (LMSM) which provides regulations, policy and guidance for managing work health and safety risks during the design, manufacture, supply, operation and maintenance of land materiel. 

Team members regularly conduct Defence wide LMSM development and implementation activities through roadshows, working groups, presentations, workshops and feedback sessions with stakeholders. Team members also participate and assist with DTR-A compliance assurance activities and responding to stakeholder questions regarding published land materiel safety policy.

Our Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have practical experience with:

  • Engineering management systems and practices; and/or
  • Safety and/or environmental management systems in workplaces; and/or
  • Regulation or regulatory policy development, particularly for Work Health and Safety (WHS) and environmental protection; and/or
  • Technical risk assessment and management; and/or
  • Audit, compliance or quality assurance.

Key attributes we are looking for include:

  • Knowledge and translation of WHS legislation into safety policy and management systems for plant and infrastructure across their life cycle.
  • Practical experience of engineering and technical activities related to the safe design, manufacture, supply, operation and maintenance plant and infrastructure.
  • Application of technical and/or specialist knowledge and experience to identify risks and uncertainties and thereby enhance planning, decision making and priority setting.
  • Application of technical and/or specialist knowledge and processes to enhance established work instructions, procedures, policies and regulations.
  • Effective and efficient communication, consultation and negotiation with stakeholders.
  • Proven written communication skills, and the ability to independently draft, review and edit, and publish high quality policy documents using Microsoft Office products.
  • Manage workflows and resources and prepare work area and team plans detailing measurable milestones and expected outcomes.
  • Strong relationship building and maintenance skills to facilitate effective relationships with stakeholders.
  • A team player who values team work and works well in a diverse and integrated environment.

Information Pack (PDF) 

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