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Nomination called for mine safety inspector in Pilbara region

23 November, 2007

Western Australia, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, needs a new Karratha-based Employees Inspector of Mines to work as a safety professional.

Nominations are now being called for the position of Employees Inspector of Mines for the Pilbara region, as part of the Resources Safety team at the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection.

The position offers a challenging role, with the opportunity to put your experience back into assisting industry with best practice mining safety.

Candidates must hold a Western Australian Underground Supervisors Certificate of Competency issued under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.

Anyone wishing to apply may obtain a nomination form from the Department’s Resources Safety Offices or by phoning Cathy King at the Western Australian Electoral Commission Office on 136 306.

Nomination forms and medical certificates must be lodged with the Electoral Commission no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday 21 November 2007.

Should more than one successful application be received an election for the position will be conducted by the WA Electoral Commission.

The term of the appointment will expire on 29 November 2009 and after the initial appointment candidates will be eligible for a four-year term if re-elected.

Resources Safety is responsible for the safety and health regulation of mining, minerals processing, dangerous goods (explosives and other chemicals) and major hazard facilities which play a major role in business of the State's resources sector.  The division promotes best practice in the areas of safety and health with companies and their employees.

The position offers a range of employment benefits, which may include occupational allowances, and housing subsidies, living expenses and additional leave in the Pilbara.

Another advantage is the family-friendly hours of work with provision for time off in lieu for extra hours worked. This flexibility allows for better lifestyle choices.

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