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Essential Services Commission of South Australia

The Essential Services Commission is an independent statutory authority that regulates the provision of essential services in the water and sewerage, electricity, gas, ports and rail industries.  The Commission conducts formal public inquiries and provides advice to South Australian Government on economic and regulatory matters.

The primary objective of the Commission is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. 

The Commission is committed to providing thought leadership in economic regulation and regulatory policy and undertakes extensive stakeholder engagement to inform its work.   

Reporting to the Manager, Licensing and Compliance, the responsibilities of the Licensing and Compliance Officer are diverse, with a focus on broad internal and external stakeholder relationships.  The key aspects of this role are assisting with the assessment of licence applications and management of compliance matters.  This includes the preparation of recommendations and written reports in relation to the application assessments undertaken where no two applications may be alike.  The role is also responsible for the management of compliance investigations (including undertaking audits) and preparing advice for internal and external stakeholders as well as assisting with the administration of the Commission’s regulatory frameworks.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who are able to demonstrate advanced research and critical analysis skills as well as the ability to work effectively with high work volume and strict deadlines.  Outstanding written and verbal communication skills will also be a key competency required in this role.  A tertiary qualification in law or legal studies is an essential requirement for this position and experience in, or an understanding of, regulated environments such as electricity or water will also be highly regarded.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

This is a rare opportunity to join a highly professional organisation and contribute to the delivery of better outcomes for South Australians.

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Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora. Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application. 

For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8830.

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