Underground Inspector Coal Mines
The Department of Planning & Environment is the lead NSW Government agency in planning for a growing NSW. The Department is going through an exciting period of organisational and operational change.
The Department’s vision – Planning for growing NSW: inspiring strong communities, protecting environment – provides the benchmark for partnership and leadership approach to engaging and working collaboratively with key State and Local Government, community and industry stakeholders to deliver better outcomes in the areas of planning, local government and the environment.
The Department’s two related agencies – the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Local Government – support the conservation and protection of the environment and an effective local government sector in NSW. Several other entities associated with the Department include the Environment Protection Authority, statutory trusts responsible for zoos, parks and gardens, independent assessment and planning bodies, and development corporations.
The primary focus of the NSW Resources Regulator is regulating work health and safety at NSW mines and petroleum sites and ensuring compliance with the Mining Act. The Resources Regulator ensures a consistent and responsive regulatory approach and provides increased transparency and community confidence.
In exercising its functions, the Resources Regulator provides the framework and direction to the mining and petroleum industries to manage risks through consultation and safe systems. The Resources Regulator works closely with employers, employees, other government agencies and the community to promote best practice in the area of mine safety.
In fulfilling the role of the work health and safety regulator for mines, the Resources Regulator monitors and enforce compliance with the legislation, conducts investigations, issues licences and registrations, commences prosecution proceedings, provides advice and information on WHS matters, supports effective risk management, publishes information and statistics on health and safety performance and promotes education and training.
About the Role:
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the Resources Regulator as an Inspector of Coal Mines – Underground in the Central Assessment Unit.
Inspectors in the Central Assessment Unit are required to triage incident notifications and determine response and investigation levels. The role requires inspectors to be able to function at a high level in an office environment on a daily basis, as well as field work, and have excellent analytical and investigation skills to determine the issues which arise from the matters notified, along with good understanding of legislation, government practice and procedure. Please follow the link to the Role Description for further advice about the role.
To be successful in the role, ideally you will have:
Gained substantial experience in a similar role either managing mines or responsible for safety and inspecting mines. In addition, you need to have a breadth and depth of knowledge of mine safety regulations.
A person will only be appointed as an inspector under section 18(2)(a) of the Work Health and Safety (Mines and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013, and in accordance with the Resource Regulator policy on qualifications of mine safety inspectors:
For a person who is to be an inspector of coal mines (underground) – the qualifications required to be nominated to exercise the statutory function of mining engineering manager at the type of mine to which the person’s inspections will relate, or qualifications (being knowledge, skills and adequate experience in mining operations) that the Chief Inspector determines to be equivalent to those qualifications. Role Description Inspector of Coal Mines (Underground)
Appointment and ongoing assignment is subject to the satisfactory participation in mandatory pre-employment and ongoing probity and medical screening.
Please follow the link below and review the requirements in the role description so as to further ascertain your suitability to this role.
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future temporary and ongoing roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from DPE and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12 month period.
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘Apply Now‘ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.
The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.
The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.
The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.
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Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)
Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.
RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.
You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.