A04 Compliance Officer

Job Title: A04 Compliance Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane
Salary: $45 - $45 per hour
Start Date: 2019-10-07
Reference: JO-1910-97995
Contact Name: Orla Kelly
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2019 11:48

Job Description

Davidson's QLD Government team have an exciting opportunity for an experienced compliance officer at an A04 level. 

Compliance Officers support ongoing improvement of voluntary compliance through communication, education, the conduct of audits and follow-up checks. Undertakes surveillance, information gathering (up to and including conducting interviews and taking witness statements), analysis and reporting about ongoing and emerging compliance issues. Refers matters requiring formal investigation and possible enforcement action through team management structure to Compliance Services (previously known as the Investigations Unit) in Business Service Coordination.

The following capabilities are key to this role:

  • Achieves quality results
  • Manages operational risk effectively
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Engages stakeholders and fosters stakeholders' capability
  • Applies, maintains and builds specialist expertise
  • Administers and applies legislation and regulation

The key tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Comply with governance requirements as detailed under the Code of Conduct, by guidelines from the Queensland Ombudsman and the Attorney-General, for example, regarding natural justice, appropriate exercise of powers, proper purpose, conflict of interest
  • Provide accurate information and advice to stakeholders on biosecurity matters and applicable legislation within the role’s level of competence to foster understanding of requirements and to support voluntary compliance
  • Undertake risk assessments and in accordance with policy and procedures and with basic awareness of underlying legislative provisions
  • Undertake compliance activities according to relevant strategies, plans and procedures
  • Exercise sound judgement in collecting and analysing information to support timely and quality decision making
  • Respond to and investigate alleged breaches of legislation including assisting with planning, gathering evidence and information, conducting interviews, collecting witness statements and assisting with preparation of court briefs
  • Keep accurate records of facts and findings in relevant paper and information technology systems
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement, review and implementation of compliance strategies, plans and procedures

Key knowledge and skills include:

  • Knowledge required to conduct your duties and exercise the powers of an authorised officer in ways that comply with organisational and Queensland public sector governance requirements and expectations (e.g. reasonable exercise of powers, avoiding conflict of interest etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of program specific compliance strategies, plans and procedures
  • Strong skill in explaining compliance requirements in plain English to members of the community and in ways that encourage improved understanding of and levels of conscious voluntary compliance with biosecurity requirements
  • Strong information, evidence gathering and analysis skills
  • Sound interviewing techniques and skills
  • Sound case management and organisational skills e.g. can effectively manage cases from initiation, to planning, through execution to closure and, where applicable, undertake relevant and appropriate follow up to assure continued compliance

Preferred job relevant qualifications from a recognised institution are:
  • Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
  • Certificate IV in Compliance and Risk Management
- A04 Level ($45.09 per hour + Super)
- Contract until March 2020, with the view to extend
- Immediate Start, commence on Monday 14 October 
- Brisbane CBD location 
-Work for an interesting and innovative department