• Full time, temporary role in a national organisation
  • Flexible working – we follow a hybrid working model
  • Develop complex policy with a focus on rail safety outcomes

Undertake complex policy development, research and implementation of rail safety policy initiatives.

About the Opportunity

You will play an important role in contributing to rail safety policy research, reviews, projects and develops initiatives in accordance with national legislation and regulatory and strategic rail safety objectives. You’ll be responsible for contributing to complex policy development, research and implementation of safety policy initiatives. You will work with ONRSR operational areas and industry stakeholders to develop and maintain a suite of rail safety policies and guidelines.

The role contributes to the provision of policy coordination and expert advice, including briefings, submissions, technical reports and correspondence on sensitive issues to executive management and to key stakeholders including State and Commonwealth bodies.

About you – your impact and contribution

We’re seeking an experienced policy officer with strong interpersonal skills to deliver on a range of safety outcomes. You must be able to develop initiatives in accordance with national legislation and regulatory and strategic rail safety objectives.

To be successful in the position you should have:

  • Demonstrated exposure to developing complex policy, and in undertaking analysis and research.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment and in a high profile, complex and sensitive work context
  • Understanding of transport safety policy issues and relevant legislation is desirable
  • Understanding of safety regulation environments and risk management concepts is desirable
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field are desirable

Our Organisation and Culture

The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) has the responsibility for regulatory oversight of rail safety throughout Australia. As an independent regulatory authority, ONRSR pursues safe railways for Australia by encouraging safe rail operations, enforcing national compliance with the Rail Safety National Law and promoting and improving rail safety across the country.

We are passionate about supporting Our People

At ONRSR we work together to deliver exceptional outcomes for Rail Safety for all Australians. Our colleagues have an impact far beyond work, and you’ll be part of a team that is contributing to enhancing safety outcomes.

  • You will be part of a $26 billion dollar industry employing over 142,000 people that is at the forefront of innovation, productivity, and world’s best practice.
  • We invest in building the capability of our people through customised learning and development programs and by growing your curiosity and experience.
  • Employee Assistance Program and Peer Support Network.
  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others.
  • Extra 3 days leave with Christmas closedown for all colleagues.
  • Salary packaging of car, laptop, or tablet.

ONRSR actively encourages productive working relationships, a healthy work-life balance, workplace diversity and development of expertise. In addition, the organisation offers a commitment to learning and development, and flexible work options. Further details on the benefits of working at ONRSR can be found at https://www.onrsr.com.au/about-onrsr/working-at-onrsr

The Application Process

We would like to learn more about you, so we encourage you to apply with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and accomplishments and why you should be considered for the role along with your resume.

More information can be found in the Position Description which is attached on this page and can also be found at: https://www.onrsr.com.au/about-onrsr/working-at-onrsr

As part of the recruitment and selection process, you will be required to undertake a criminal history check if you are one of the preferred candidates. The results may not necessarily preclude appointment to the position.

Enquiries to: Debbie Wielgosz – Acting Senior Manager, Strategic Policy 0417 914 619

Salary: $117,751 - $123,934 p.a. + 11% super

Applications close: Friday, 24 May 2024 (6pm ACST)

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  • You must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Applications are sought from direct candidates only. No agencies please.
  • Application closing dates are at the discretion of ONRSR and may change without notice.
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