Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Compliance Officer

Senior Compliance Officer

  • 499708
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Ongoing, full-time role
  • Located – Dubbo or other Central West location by negotiation
  • Regulatory Officer Grade 5 – Salary from $96,540 plus superannuation

Who is the Department of Regional NSWWhy work for us? 

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.

NSW Primary Industries (NSW DPI) supports the development of profitable primary industries that create a more prosperous NSW and contributes to a better environment through the sustainable use of natural resources.

DPI Hunting sits within the DPI Fisheries branch and is responsible for the Game and Feral Animal Control Act 2002 and Game and Feral Animal Control Regulation 2012. DPI Hunting regulates hunting in NSW to ensure it is conducted safely and responsibly, to ensure hunting contributes positively to the NSW economy and community.

About the Role

This role will lead and manage a team of compliance officers in a combination of surveillance, compliance monitoring, enforcement, investigation, liaising with public and private land managers, and education and advisory activities to maximise voluntary compliance with hunting and other related legislation in NSW.

Key accountabilities of the Senior Compliance Officer, but not limited to:

  • Lead a team in planning and conducting operational activities to deter, detect and disrupt illegal hunting in NSW
  • Advise hunters and the general public about their statutory obligations and how to comply with legislative requirements
  • Conduct investigations and enforcement action in relation to breaches of various legislation related to illegal hunting
  • Manage investigations being conducted within the team to ensure effective use of resources and balance of priorities
  • Effective routine use of various IT systems and software to plan and capture operational effects, outcomes and investigations
  • Liaise effectively with clients, members of the public and external stakeholders by exercising sound judgement and providing informed advice
  • Keep accurate records of activities and report on zone/region outputs to contribute to State reporting requirements

This role will be balancing the competing demands for advisory activities, compliance investigations and provision of other Compliance, Operations and Intelligence Branch regulatory activities throughout the zone and State.

This role reports to the Program Leader Compliance, Operations and Intelligence Branch

About You

This is a role for someone who is proactive with attention to detail, problem solving skills and a can-do attitude. You will be someone who enjoys leading a small team, thrives in dynamic environments and has a strong understanding of hunting and compliance. Ideally you will have a Certificate IV (or higher) in Government Investigations.

You will need good communication skills as you work and liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve operational outcomes that support Stronger Primary Industries.

Essential requirements

  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel
  • Undertake frequent physical fieldwork in varying conditions.

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are interested in regulating safe and responsible hunting in NSW, we would love to hear from you!

Applying for the Role

If this sounds like the ideal role for you, please apply online by providing your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for this position.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 3 July 2022, 11:55pm

For further information about this opportunity please contact Richard Varvel – Director DPI Hunting, via or on 0408 472 474

Please view the role description here.

Additional Information

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 eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

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