Job title: HR Opportunities within a large WA Public Sector Agency
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Perth, WA
  • Government & Public Sector
Job published: 20-03-2019
Job ID: 44676
Contact name: Nick Verkerk, Denise Wetherall
Phone number: 93238888

Job Description

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development was established following the recent Machinery of Government changes, which resulted in the amalgamation of a number of WA public sector agencies. The Department works closely with the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions to continue to develop regional Western Australia and has approximately 1,600 staff across a number of metropolitan and regional locations, working to ensure primary industries and regions are key contributors to the Government’s agenda for economic growth and diversification, job creation, strong communities and better places.

Following the amalgamation in 2017, and as a result of the department’s major organisational design activities, a unique opportunity exists in the department’s People and Culture Directorate with a new operating structure across five key branches and the chance to attract renewed talent to the team.  A number of critical roles are now available for immediate filling. Of particular note are the pivotal roles of Manager HR Systems and Business Improvement, Team Leader Talent Acquisition and the Team Leader OSH.

HR Systems and Business Improvement

  • Manager, Level 7, Position No. 70180246

This senior level appointment reports directly to the Director People and Culture and has two direct reports.  Its key responsibilities include embedding contemporary service delivery arrangements that foster an enduring culture of improvement; coordinating the development and review of People and Culture policies in collaboration with the People and Culture Directorate; and implementing projects that drive process improvement, including those utilising digital technologies. The role also entails developing, implementing and managing workforce data analysis and management reporting requirements to ensure high levels of integrity in HR data. Another aspect of the role will be working in consultation with key stakeholders across the organisation to analyse, re-engineer and improve standard HR related process and practices to ensure they are effective, efficient and appropriate for the Department. 

  • Business Improvement and Policy Coordinator, Level 6, Position No. 70180247

Reporting to the Manager HR Systems and Business Improvement, this role coordinates the review of existing business processes in the People and Culture Directorate in order to identify opportunities for improvement and to harness the use of technology wherever possible, and ensures relevant policy is developed and updated. It also facilitates and provides advice on the simplification of the various People and Culture business processes, develops continuous improvement options based on data and evidence, and ensures effective change management is in place to optimise the delivery of streamlined data access and operational processing for employees and business users.

Working with a range of stakeholders, this role builds and maintains productive working relationships within the People and Culture Directorate and with other internal and external stakeholders to foster a business and employee-oriented and high performance culture that emphasises the acquisition and ongoing development of a talented workforce to support the delivery of strategic objectives.

  • Workforce Data Analyst, Level 5, Position No. 70180249

Reporting to the Team Leader HR Systems and Reporting, the Workforce Data Analyst collects and analyses data and metrics to develop reports and identify important workforce trends for organisation and government stakeholders. The role also assists the directorate to develop and prioritise workforce initiatives, identify risks and resource requirements by providing data and forecasting what will inform strategy and program development, implementation, and evaluation to best position the organisation to recruit, develop, and retain high performance workforce. 

  • HR Systems Administrator, Level 5, Position No. 70180250

This role coordinates the acquisition, testing, impact, integration and management of new releases, upgrades and configuration changes to the department’s HR systems and databases to ensure operational and business needs are met. Reporting to the Team Leader HR Systems and Reporting, the role also develops and manages related procedures, controls, systems and user training to enable effective people management and decision making.

Workforce Advisory Services

  • Team Leader OSH, Level 6,  Position No. 70180271

Working as a key member of the Workforce Advisory Services Team and reporting to the Manager Workforce Advisory Services, this role facilitates continuous improvement of the Department’s occupational safety and health (OSH) framework and systems and facilitates occupational safety and health and injury/illness management technical advice and support to management and employees. The role is also responsible for the development and implementation of risk plans and hazard-based strategies, playing a key role in promoting the need for, and benefits of a safe and healthy working environment.

  • OSH Consultant, Level 4

Reporting to the Team Leader OSH, this role provides a comprehensive health and safety consultancy and advisory service to line managers and employees on less complex occupational safety and health matters, Injury Management and workers compensation claims. This role is also responsible for assisting with the planning, development and implementation of occupational safety and health strategies, policies and procedures and contributing towards the development and implementation of risk plans and hazard-based strategies.

  • Industrial and Employee Relations Consultant, Level 5, Position No. 70180269

Providing professional advisory/consultancy services on complex industrial and employee relations and workplace reform matters to management, key partners within the directorate, and staff, this role reports directly to the Manager Workforce Advisory Services and implements strategic, proactive and innovative employee relations and human resource policies and strategies.

The role also works with managers to resolve formal cases, including discipline, grievance, substandard performance, disputes and breach claims and negotiates claims relating to employment conditions and represents the Department in negotiations, conciliation and hearings before relevant Industrial Relations Courts and Tribunals. 

  • Industrial and Employee Relations Officer, Level 4, Position No. 70180270

Working as part of the Workforce Advisory Services Team, this role reports to the Manager Workforce Advisory Services and supports and guides managers and staff on industrial and employee relations matters. This includes the provision of expert and timely advice on the interpretation and proper application of relevant industrial awards, legislation and employment policies, to ensure a consistent and legally compliant approach to employment matters across the Department. The role also assists with representation and advocacy services for the Department and advising and negotiating the resolution of industrial relations matters.

Business Partnering

  • Team Leader Talent Acquisition, Level 6, Position No. 70180259

This role oversees a team of seven and reports to the Manager Business Partnering.  It leads a highly focussed talent acquisition service for the Department and is responsible for the planning, development and delivery of contemporary talent acquisition, selection and employment processes and strategies, to enable organisational high performance. In addition, building and maintaining productive working relationships within the People and Culture team and with other internal and external stakeholders to foster a business and employee-oriented and high-performance culture is also a key element of this role.

Organisational Development

  • OD Consultant, Level 6, Position No. 70180277

Reporting to the Manager Organisational Development and supervising one subordinate, this role manages multifaceted organisational development projects and programs and works collaboratively with managers and executives to provide advice and solutions on organisational development initiatives and practice to support business units and the organisation build capability to achieve people management, change and business improvement outcomes.

  • OD Officer, Level 3, Position No. 70180281

Working as an integral part of the Organisational Development Branch, this role is supervised by the Organisational Development Consultant and provides a range of organisational development and administrative support activities including support for the implementation of capability development solutions.

Remuneration Services

  • Payrun Officer, Level 4, Position No. 70180233

Reporting to the Manager Remuneration Services and supervising two staff, this role coordinates the delivery of accurate, timely and responsive customer and solutions- focused pay run services, whilst improving and maintaining effective quality controls and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate continuous improvement of pay run services, system integrity, data reporting and integration with other corporate systems.

  • Remuneration Officer, Level 3, Position No. 70180238

This role is supervised by the Team Leader Remuneration Services and is responsible for implementing and maintaining effective and timely quality assurance and audit activities for remuneration services ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and policy.  In addition to undertaking complex remuneration processing activities and contributing to the delivery of accurate, timely and highly responsive customer and solutions-focused remuneration services this role also assists in the development of policies, procedures and checklists.

  • Remuneration Support Officer, Level 2, Position No. 70180243

Providing support to the Remuneration Services team and contributing to the delivery of accurate, timely and highly responsive customer and solutions-focused remuneration service, this role reports to the Team Leader Remuneration Services and also provides advice on a range of remuneration matters.


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