Team Lead

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Perth

Job Type: Full time


Permanent Appointment

Are you looking for a position in which you could make your mark? Would you like to use your knowledge and expertise in our Solutions and Architecture branch?

About us

The Department 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 us a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website, and to keep up to date on activities, you can follow us on LinkedIn.

About the role

As Team Lead, you will be part of a dynamic multi skilled team responsible for maintaining, supporting and transforming business systems you will be a key part of the leadership group and will help drive our strategic application goals.

In this role you will be responsible to provide support and maintenance the Department’s business systems, including provision of design and development activities and contribute to the strategic and operational planning of the solutions and Architecture Branch.

This role involves supporting the Manager Application Support and Maintenance to manage Branch activities, physical, human and financial resources, supervise and coordinate a team of applications support staff.

Drawing on your experience in both leadership and information technology, you will play a vital role in promoting, providing advice and guidance. You will liaise with business areas to ensure the effective implementation and management of business systems. Your analytical, problem solving, assessment skills and experience in range of technologies along with your experience of software development will be the key to success in this role.

Where will you work?

This position is located in East Perth, accessible by public transport and reasonably priced City of Perth parking options nearby. Whether it’s enjoying 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. The Department gym is conveniently located across the road at 1 Adelaide Terrace. We offer an affordable gym membership, providing you with an opportunity to prioritise your health and well-being.

Need further information?

To learn more about the role, please refer to the Job Description Form (JDF) attached. If you have any questions about the role itself to help tailor your application, please contact John O’Sullivan, Manager Application Support and Maintenance on (08) 6251 1567.

To apply for this position, please submit a detailed resume and a covering letter of no more than two (2) pages, addressing the following questions:

  • Demonstrated good knowledge and experience in an information technology application and development environment.
  • Demonstrated high level of analytical, problem solving and assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated good written communication and interpersonal skills.

Need some help with how to apply?

If you need assistance with the application process, please refer to the below videos covering various aspects, including public sector recruitment, resume writing, cover letters, and polishing your application.

We have also attached an Applicant Information Pack for your reference. If you have any questions about employment conditions or the application process, please contact Mala Naidoo, Human Resource Officer on (08) 9222 3131 or email

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process. High integrity required for conflicts of interest and National Police Check arranged by the Department.

Other benefits

We offer a range of benefits to our employees, creating a supportive, diverse, and innovative work environment, including:

  • Great work/life balance with 37.5 hour working week as a standard and flexible working hours for most roles.
  • Leave options including purchase leave, deferred leave and long service leave after 7 years.
  • Flexibility to work at home, in the field and in the office for most roles.
  • Stable work, job security, fair remuneration, 11% superannuation contributions to a provider of your choice and salary packaging options.
  • The ability to give back to your community and make a difference.
  • A collaborative environment with the ability to gain insight from subject matter experts in your field.
  • Opportunities for professional development, acting, shadowing and mentoring.
  • Support to grow your skills with a wide range of formal training options.
  • Build a healthy lifestyle with our award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Supportive work environment including an Employee Assistance Program to assist you deal with life’s challenges.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The department 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. Learn more about our Diversity and Inclusion Awards, celebrating individuals and teams who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to fostering an inclusive workplace culture.

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. Reasonable adjustments will be provided to candidates with disabilities during our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

While this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies (permanent, fixed-term, full-time or part-time) within the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Monday, 2 October 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.

We look forward to receiving your application and considering you for this exciting opportunity to join our team.

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