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Executive Officer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Permanent Appointment

Do you strive in fast-paced environments and enjoy overseeing the operations and managing teams to achieve goals?

About us

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector. We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.

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

The position

In this role, you will be providing effective and efficient support to the Commissioner for Consumer Protection (the Commissioner), and the Division's executive. You will manage the administrative support team to ensure effective support to directors and senior management across the Division.

Your key responsibilities include managing the Commissioner’s schedule and travel arrangement, ensuring confidentiality of records and facilitating efficient communication with internal and external stakeholders. You'll play a pivotal role in preparing high-level correspondence, Ministerial briefings, Cabinet submissions, and responses to Parliamentary Questions. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to drive complex projects of cross-Divisional importance, conducting in-depth research and implementing sensitive initiatives.

This position is located in Perth (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required).

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) above or contact Trish Blake, Executive Director Consumer Protection on (08) 6552 9260.

What are we looking for?

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

  • Demonstrated high level experience in an administrative support role at Executive level, including working independently and high degree of autonomy.
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the ability to weigh up the relative importance and urgency of competing work priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a team delivering efficient administrative support service.

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.

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How to apply videos

We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Jacqueline Gao, Human Resources Officer on (08) 9222 3632 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.

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: 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 31 May 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.