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Questacon Safety Advisor, Executive Level 1, Questacon

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Questacon, Executive Level 1

About the team

As the National Centre for Science and Technology Engagement, Questacon’s vision is for a better future for all Australians through engagement with science, technology and innovation. The Centre, Retail and Tourism Section (CRT) contribute to this vision by promoting and communicating science to the Canberra community and visitors to the ACT. We do this by maintaining high customer and client service standards that enhance our visitors’ experience and interaction with science. We are engaged with the local and national tourism industry to promote Canberra, and Questacon, as a sustainable tourist destination.

Our ideal candidate

Do you want to have a direct contribution into the quality of the visitor and work experience for Questacon’s 500,000 annual visitors, outreach audience and staff?

The Q Safety Advisor will develop implement and maintain policies, processes and projects to protect the health and safety of Questacon workers and visitors. This includes managing WHS systems, inspections, investigations, reports and remedial actions, and fostering and enabling a proactive WHS culture through training, communication and consultation.

What you will do

The Q Safety Advisor position supports Questacon’s vision by optimising safe healthy work practices and managing operational activities to comply with the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Act 2011.  A strong WHS culture is paramount to enabling Questacon to deliver a range of activities to visitors locally, nationally and internationally.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

The successful applicant will be required to hold or ability to obtain:

  1. Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) clearance including Code 28 – ‘Care, instruction or supervision of children’.
  2. Background police check.
  3. Baseline Security Clearance


This recruitment process is being used to fill an ongoing Executive Level 1 position. A merit pool may be established to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing Executive Level 1 vacancies should they become available within 12 months form the date advertised.

How to apply

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide:

  1. an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role (limit your response between 300 and 500 words)
  2. detail about three (3) professional achievements, within the last 5 years, that you are proud of (limit your response between 300 and 500 words)

You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format)

Contact information

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Tristan Hoffmeister Senior Manager Centre, Retail and Tourism, or on 02 6270 2982.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability. If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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