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Senior Compliance Officer

Senior Compliance Officer

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  • Ongoing (permanent) full-time role
  • Location – Maitland NSW or other Regional NSW location by negotiation
  • Competitive salary from $101,947 to $112,849 + super (Clerk Grade 7/8)

Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture gender sexual orientation language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.

Do you have experience undertaking a range of compliance related activities in a sensitive and complex environment? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

About the role

  • Join the dynamic Enforcement Team in the Mining Act Inspectorate in the NSW Resources Regulator
  • Help effectively regulate compliance with the Mining Act and associated Regulations
  • Undertake a wide range of compliance-related activities including:
    •  managing and administering regulatory sanctions under the Mining Act (suspension/cancellation of an authorisation, varying conditions of an authorisation and enforceable undertakings)
    • compliance audits of mines and exploration licences
    • fit and proper person investigations
    • compliance inspections, and
    • investigating breaches of the Mining Act

About you

To be successful in this role:

  • You must hold and maintain a current Class C driver licence.
  • Compliance with the Resources Regulator Integrity Clearance policy is mandatory, and a condition of engagement for staff engaged after 3 December 2019.
  • Compliance with the Resources Regulator Pecuniary Interests in the Regulated Sector policy is mandatory.
  • Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in ongoing health screening.
  • Already hold or otherwise be willing to complete relevant auditor and investigations training as required by the Resources Regulator.

About us

The Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW) was formed in April 2020 as a central agency for regional issues. At the Department, we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments and strong primary industries. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience (MEG) sets strategic policy for the state’s mineral and energy resources, gathers, analyses and disseminates geoscientific information, and assesses and determines applications for mineral and petroleum titles for exploration activities and extractive uses.

Mining, Exploration and Geoscience is committed to delivering strong and quality outcomes, with the vision of our minerals and petroleum resources generating prosperity for the people of NSW.

Our vision is to make New South Wales the preferred investment destination for safe and sustainable exploration and mining. We are guided by our core values of supportive, inclusive, transparent, empowered and accountable.


Apply now

All applications must be submitted online and should include your current resume and a cover letter telling us why you’re a great fit.

If you would like to hear more about this role, please contact Paul Drohan, Manager Compliance on paul.drohan@regional.nsw.gov.au.

For more information please view the full role description.


Applications close 11:55pm, 30th January 2023.

 A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next 18 months.


Why work for Department of Regional NSW (DRNSW)? 

Exciting career pathways and opportunities: 

We offer vibrant and exciting career paths for people from a wide range of backgrounds and skills. Once you join the NSW Government, you’ll be supported to develop your skills and expertise through ongoing training, and opportunities to move easily from role to role, and agency to agency across the entire NSW government.  


Providing a safe, supportive, ethical, diverse and inclusive workplace for our people is one of our priorities. We run a variety of programs and provide a range of supporting resources to ensure the wellbeing of all our people. 

Our people:  

Join DRNSW and you’ll be joining a team of more than 4,000 passionate people spread across a diverse range of disciplines and functions including - public works, land services, fisheries, agriculture and biosecurity. If you’re motivated and passionate about making a difference to the people of regional NSW we invite you to become part of our story.


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