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Senior Technical Officer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Cannington

Job Type: Full time


Are you a registered builder, building surveyor or other building industry professional keen to use your knowledge and skills to advance your career in a multidisciplinary team and make a positive contribution to the building industry?

We are seeking to fill this vacancy for an immediate appointment through to 31 December 2023, with the possibility of further extension.

This is a pool recruitment process that will be used to fill these current vacancies and similar vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

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 focusing 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

As a Senior Technical Officer, you will be developing and implementing policy in technical, administrative and legislative matters relating to building standards.

You are responsible for providing high-level technical policy and building standards advice as well as monitoring the performance of building standards within the State.

You will possess strong negotiation and analytical skills to liaise with stakeholders, as well as consult with key stakeholders on policies, building codes, standards and legislations.

Strong critical thinking and problems solving skills, well-developed business writing skills, a keen eye for detail with strong organisational values will be the key to your success in this role.

This position is located in Cannington. 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 Kishor Dabasia, Standards Manager on (08) 6251 1327.

What are we looking for?

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

  • A registered builder or building surveyor with a certificate of registration under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 or relevant tertiary or professional qualification in a building related field.
  • Demonstrated high-level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated highly developed specialised skills and experience in one or more building related fields such as building surveying, fire safety, structures, building services, universal access, building materials, or the like.

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 putting together your application, or details about the process, you can find more information in the Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Uma Maregouni, Senior Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3129 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.

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 inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 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.

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

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Wednesday 1 February 2023 (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

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