Department of Regional NSW
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Technical Officer Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Systems

Technical Officer Health, Safety, Environment & Quality Systems

  • 500097
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Safety
  • Science and Technology

• Three ongoing full time positions
• Technical Officer 1-3, salary from $66,298 to $102,403 + superannuation
• Located Wagga Wagga, Wollongbar and Orange

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.

About Us

NSW Department of Primary Industries has a fantastic opportunity for three experienced Technical Officers, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality to join the teams at Wagga Wagga, Wollongbar and Orange Research Institutes.

These institutes, through industry-driven research, development and regulatory services aim to improve the profitability and competitiveness of mixed farming systems in NSW in ways that protect the natural resource base and assist growers adapt to climate change and variability. The Institutes conduct research in farming practices and agronomy, crop germplasm development and variety evaluation, oil science and more.

What you will be doing

In your new role as Technical Officer – Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HESQ) you will be required to assist in the implementation and maintenance of Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) systems as applied to research within NSW DPI (Department of Primary Industries) to meet the requirements of research laboratory and field users, ISO 9000, ISO 9001 and NATA ISO 17025 for diagnostic laboratories as required by Departmental policy.

Your key accountabilities will be to:

  • Ensure all areas that conduct research are informed of NSW DPI policy requirements, NATA ISO 17025, ISO 9000 and ISO 9001 certification requirements
  • Support the implementation of various research strategies within DPI via remote and on-site support which includes developing internal audit programs and internal auditors and coordinate and manage external audits, reassessments, and surveillance audits
  • Maintain surveillance of HSEQ and prepare reports for management and manage and coordinate hazardous substances storage and compliance
  • Radiation source management, compliance, and calibration in accordance with standard requirements
  • Organise and coordinate the annual laboratory equipment servicing and calibration in accordance with standard requirements
  • Coordinate, implement and maintain the DPI’s maintenance software (MEX) in DPI laboratories and research infrastructure
  • Develop, implement, and maintain the Safe Work Instruction for research-based activities and actively participate in site WHS meetings and ensure compliance at a site level
  • Comply with work standards according to the level of appointment in the Technical Officer Merit Progression Guidelines.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate that you have:

  • Qualifications in accordance with Part 2(xvii) of the Crown Employees (Department of Industry) Technical Staff Award
  • Current NSW Driver Licence

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

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Applications close on Sunday 14th August 2022 at 11.55pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in these roles may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required. 

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