Deputy Director General - Resource and Environmental Regulation

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is looking for a vibrant, highly motivated and driven senior executive to lead the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group.

This opportunity is a Senior Executive Service (SES) role for a fixed term, full-time appointment for up to five (5) years.

About us

The Resource and Environmental Regulation Group provides regulatory and policy oversight of the resources sector, in all areas apart from worker safety. The group also delivers the department's geoscience functions, reducing risk for explorers and increasing the attractiveness of Western Australia as a destination of choice for resource companies.

Responsible for the regulation of one of Western Australia's largest industry sectors, Resource and Environmental Regulation Group play a critical role in building and strengthening Western Australia's economy whilst ensuring the State's resources are developed in a sustainable and responsible manner.

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

The position

The Deputy Director General provides strategic direction and leadership to the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group on regulatory and policy oversight of the resources sector.

With your extensive leadership experience, you will be responsible for actively promoting strategies, policies and systems that provide strategic direction, and contribute to the achievement of corporate objectives and outcomes.

As a member of the Corporate Executive team, this role is responsible for:

  • Supporting the Director General, and providing high level strategic direction and leadership to the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group on regulatory and policy oversight of the resources sector;
  • Providing executive level oversight of resource tenure, environmental compliance and geoscience resource activities, with clear accountability to deliver DMIRS strategies;
  • Formulating short to long-term strategic and operational plans and related outcomes and efficiently and effectively allocating and using resources within the Group to achieve outcomes; and
  • Providing leadership by actively promoting systems to achieve corporate objectives and outcomes with a focus on the coordination and integration of efficient and effective corporate systems.

This position is located in East Perth.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) above or contact Helen Nicholls, Executive Officer on (08) 9222 0411.

What are we looking for?

To apply for this position, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter of no more than three (3) pages detailing that you have:

  1. Thorough understanding of the resources sector and how to facilitate exploration and development whilst working in the current policy and legislative frameworks.
  2. Capacity to influence the further development of these frameworks responding to changes in the community expectation and government requirements.
  3. Superior stakeholder management communication skills and experience in engaging teams to drive organizational change.

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 Rebecca Flait, A/Coordinator Recruitment on (08) 6251 1514 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. This will include a pre-employment conflict of interest declaration and National Police Check conducted by the Department.

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.

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: 4.00pm on Thursday 30 March 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.

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