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Investigator (Multiple positions)

Location: Hobart
Company: Fair Work Ombudsman
Apps close: Friday 11th June 2021

Job Reference No: 4651
Position Title: Investigator (Multiple positions)
Branch/Group: Large Corporates Branch, Compliance and Enforcement Group
Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart
Employment Status: Full-time or Part-time
Employment Type: Ongoing or non-ongoing
Classification: APS Levels 5 and 6
Salary Range: $80,241 to $99,863 plus 15.4% superannuation *scheduled salary increase on 19 June 2021.
Closing Date: 11.00pm (AEST) Friday 11 June 2021

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) is an independent statutory office established by the Fair Work Act 2009. Our role is to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensure compliance with Australian workplace laws. You will be rewarded and recognised for your performance and have the satisfaction of knowing you work for an agency which aims to achieve fairness in Australian workplaces.
The Large Corporates Branch is part of the Compliance and Enforcement Group and is responsible for undertaking targeted compliance monitoring and complex investigations leading to appropriate compliance and enforcement outcomes in matters involving large corporate entities. We are a multi-disciplinary team comprising staff with investigation, legal and subject matter expertise and data analysts. We embrace diverse experience, a forensic mindset and people who enjoy working closely with internal and external stakeholders, including legal providers and expert consultants.
We are looking for Investigators at the APS 5 or 6 level to undertake the day to day conduct, under direction and supervision, of large and complex investigations into potential non-compliance and assurance processes involving large corporate entities. This position suits people with an analytical and inquisitive mindset and high level problem solving skills, who are comfortable working with large volumes of complex information in a changing environment.

Typical Duties
Reporting to an Assistant Director, Investigators:
•Undertake compliance and investigative activities within a team and project framework. This can include discrete tasks or responsibility for a specific area or aspect of an investigation.
•Contribute to investigation planning and inquiries, and analysing large amounts of documents and information including with the assistance of technology assisted review software.
•Work with a team of experts in various disciplines and external providers to deliver strategically aligned and efficient compliance and enforcement outcomes.
•Succinctly articulate complex information to support decision makers and inform investigation strategy.
•Prepare project plans, briefs and reports.
•Under supervision, exercise compliance powers.

Selection Criteria
In addition to meeting the Integrated Leadership Profile of the APS5 or APS6, to be successful in one of these roles you require:
•A high aptitude to use technology to assist with analysis of data, information and documentation to identify non-compliance with workplace laws.
•Attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to objectively detect patterns in evidence, triage information, make initial assessments, draw accurate conclusions and communicate information and recommendations to support evidence-based decision-making.
•Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment, think strategically, identify potential issues and meet outcomes, timeframes and standards.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to succinctly articulate complex information.
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, and with a variety of external providers and other stakeholders.
•Experience conducting investigations or projects as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The ideal candidate will have:
•tertiary qualifications in law, workplace relations, and/or investigations; and/or
•experience conducting or responding to large or complex regulatory investigations; and/or
•professional services experience advising large corporate entities in areas such as payroll compliance, wage remediation programs and/or workplace relations governance, compliance and risk.
Knowledge of the Fair Work Act 2009 and Australian workplace relations framework is desirable but not essential. Candidates without a workplace relations background will need to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills to this context.
Applicants must possess, or have the ability to obtain and maintain, a Baseline clearance and satisfy conflict of interest requirements. Under section 700(2) of the Fair Work Act 2009, the Fair Work Ombudsman may only appoint a person as a Fair Work Inspector if the Fair Work Ombudsman is satisfied the person is of good character.

How to Apply
Applications can be made by completing the form at

In completing your application, you should also be mindful of the Integrated Leadership System (ILS) and the capabilities required to be successful at the APS 5 or APS6 level. The FWO has advertised these roles across classification levels in order to attract the right people for the right jobs. As part of the recruitment process, you will be assessed against the relevant classification levels using the ILS, and candidates will be appointed to levels according to their skills, knowledge and experience. Additional information about the ILS is available on the Australian Public Service Commission website at: APSC ILS Resources.

Applications for this position will close at 11pm (AEST), 11 June 2021. A merit list or merit pool may be created as a result of this exercise, and may be used to fill similar vacancies in the next 12 months.

For further information about the role, please contact Lisa Keeling, at Beaumont&Beaumont on (02) 6126 4500 or