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Transport Safety Victoria - Vacancy

Date: 20 February 2017

HUMAN FACTORS SPECIALIST

- $90,890 - $109,969 (Plus Superannuation)
- Ongoing
- Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
- Usual work location: Melbourne, CBD (flexibility may be available)

The position of Human Factors Specialist forms a part of the Rail Safety Branch in Transport Safety Victoria Division within Transport Group.

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is Victoria's integrated safety regulator for bus, maritime and rail transport. TSV regulates the safety of all marine, train, tram and bus operations in Victoria, both directly, and through service arrangements with the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

The position reports to the Manager, Technical Support and is responsible for providing advice about human factors issues in a regulatory environment and for the development and implementation of strategic programs to enhance system safety in Victoria’s rail transport system. The incumbent will also provide evidence-based advice, options and recommendations which inform decision making processes within TSV, the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR)and other stakeholder organisations. The incumbent will build and maintain positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to promote the use of human factors knowledge, methods and initiatives for the improvement of safety in transport operations.

To be successful in this role you will have following specialist/ technical skills:

- Tertiary qualification/s (preferably at the postgraduate level) in a relevant discipline (e.g. human factors / ergonomics, behavioural science) and/or significant experience and a record of achievement in human and organisational behaviour within a safety related environment.

- Demonstrated capability to appropriately apply, complex human and organisational behaviour theories and research outcomes within the transport industry or other safety critical industry.

- Ability to identify emerging trends and developments within the human factors and system safety field and the capacity to maximise the use of these developments within the context of the business needs of the organisation.

For a confidential discussion, please call Sabina Tepic , Manager Technical Services on 0427 812 140.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.

For further information on the position, please see the attached position description. To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button below. All applications must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 14 March 2017 and must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.

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