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Employer:  Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Napranum, Mission River QLD 4874, Australia (Show on map)
Position Description:  Work Health and Safety Officer.pdf

Work Health and Safety Officer

DEPARTMENT: Corporate Services

AWARD: QLD Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award - State 2017


REPORTS TO: Corporate Services Division Manager


The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council (NASC) is looking for a qualified and experienced Work Health and Safety (WHS) Officer to join our busy team in the Napranum office. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of work health and safety within council through developing, maintaining and coordinating proactive policies, procedures, standards and systems.


  • Assist in leading and coordinating programs to ensure Council and employee compliance with legislative requirements and Council’s WHS management system.
  • Provide WHS guidance, advice and support to all NASC employees.
  • Undertake incident investigations and provide appropriate reports to management.
  • Assist in developing and conducting WHS training activities.


  • Relevant qualification of at least certificate level in WHS.
  • Relevant experience and demonstrated interest in WHS.
  • Demonstrated understanding of current safety related legislation and guidelines, and the ability to apply these within a council context.
  • Possession of a current open “C” class licence.
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a QLD General Construction Induction Card (“White Card”).
  • Previous experience working in an Indigenous community is an advantage.
  • ‍Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.

Application Pack

Applicants must prepare a cover letter that responds to the Selection Criteria found in the Application Pack

Applicants are to submit their resume and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria to

For more information, contact the HR team on 07 4090 5607

Applications close: May 22, 2018

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