Senior Inspections Officer (BB-9A28C)
Found in: Neuvoo AU
Description:About the OfficeThe purpose of the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (the Office) is to: • Provide assurance that the Australian Government entities and prescribed private sector organisations that the Office oversees, act with integrity and treat people fairly.• Influence enduring systematic improvement in public administration in Australia and the region. The Office delivers on our purpose through complaint–handling, conducting investigations, performing audits and inspections, encouraging good public administration practices, and discharging specialist oversight tasks. The Office influences improvement in public administration in the Pacific region and Indonesia through collaboration with partner entities. The Commonwealth Ombudsman performs the following specialist roles: • Defence Force Ombudsman• Postal Industry Ombudsman• Overseas Students Ombudsman• Private Health Insurance Ombudsman• Immigration Ombudsman • Law Enforcement Ombudsman • VET Students Loans Ombudsman. The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also the ACT Ombudsman. Further information about the Office is available at the Commonwealth Ombudsman website.
National Assurance and Audit is responsible for overseeing approximately 20 Commonwealth, State and Territory law enforcement, integrity and regulatory agencies’ use of certain covert and intrusive powers.
This role is to assess and report on an agency’s legislative compliance and to provide assurance that agencies are using their powers as Parliament intended.
National Assurance and Audit does this by conducting compliance audits, which involves working directly with the agencies we oversee, inspecting relevant records, and testing agencies’ processes and systems. These audits serve as an important community safeguard and assist agencies in applying sound administrative practices.
National Assurance and Audit conducts inspections under various legislation, including, but not limited to agencies use of:
• telecommunications interceptions, stored communications and telecommunications data powers under the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979,
• industry assistance powers under Part 15 of the Telecommunications Act 1997,
• surveillance devices under the Surveillance Devices Act 2004, and
• controlled operations under Part IAB of the Crimes Act 1914.
National Assurance and Audit also reviews the use of coercive examination powers by the Australian Building and Construction Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman; and conducts inspections of the Australian Federal Police’s complaint management system under Part V of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979.
We are seeking highly motivated professionals who possess sound judgment, discretion, and well-developed analytical skills. Successful candidates will confidently and professionally represent the Office, engage with senior officers across the Australian Public Service and law enforcement agencies, and work productively in a high performing team.
Amongst other tasks, a Senior Inspections Officer is required to:
• Conduct inspections under the relevant legislation. This includes analysing agency records, reviewing their processes and practices against the legislative requirements, meeting with agency staff and crafting recommendations and suggestions to assist agencies to improve.
• Maintain productive working relationships with key Commonwealth, State and Territory law enforcement agencies.
• Produce accurate and balanced reports on inspection results in accordance with legislative requirements.
• Review, improve and implement processes and methodologies.
• Undertake other projects as required, including the conduct of own-motion inquiries, and participation in policy and legislative development and amendment.
Our Ideal Candidate
Candidates should be personally motivated and enjoy working in a small agency and in a team.
You should have:
• excellent critical thinking and analysis skills
• strong stakeholder engagement skills
• strong verbal communications and effective writing skills
• the ability to lead and mentor others, and
• demonstrated ability to follow established procedures, and identify and implement improvements.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:
• maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders in a complex legislative environment
• obtain a detailed knowledge of how to conduct compliance auditing and reporting, including the ability to undertake and/or lead complex and sensitive inspections and reviews, and
• produce technical reports that are accurate, balanced and easy to comprehend in a timely fashion.
Qualifications and/or experience in law, auditing, government administration or risk and compliance management will be beneficial to successful candidates in this role but are not a prerequisite for this position. Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills are essential and we encourage applicants with these skills to apply.
The successful candidate must:
• be an Australian citizen, and
• have the ability to obtain and maintain, as a minimum, a Negative Vetting Level 1 clearance.
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