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Transport Inspector

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics - Alice Springs, NT

Trades & Services
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Transport Inspectors are responsible for ensuring that vehicles using the Northern Territory road network are operating in a safe,

roadworthy condition, within mass limits and are complying with relevant legislation.

Context statement:
The Road Safety and Compliance Branch’s vehicle compliance unit is responsible for vehicle inspection, enforcement, audit and

compliance activities consistent with NT legislation relating to mass, dimension and load restraint as well as vehicle safety. The

unit provides both an inspection and enforcement function across the Northern Territory, with staff located in Darwin, Katherine

and Alice Springs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Maintain and deliver high levels of customer service to the public, competent authorities and agencies and the road transport

industry whilst adhering to technical and administrative standards.

2. Inspect all vehicle types in Vehicle Standards Centres and in the field for compliance with roadworthy Standards and


3. Participate in compliance and enforcement activities both on road and at weighbridges to ensure safe vehicle operations and

asset protection.

4. Assess oversize/over mass permit applications for compliance with technical standards and guidelines, and issue permits of

exemption with appropriate conditions of operation, consistent with the legislative frame work.

5. Prepare documentation and reports consistent with tasks performed and give evidence in court if required.

Selection Criteria:
1. A relevant mechanical trade or tertiary qualification awarded by an Australian institution, or equivalent; or relevant experience

in a field of technical work closely related to the duties of the vacancy.

2. High level customer service skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and courteously with people at

all levels and of diverse cultures.

3. Demonstrated administrative experience, with the ability to process data and information in various computer applications,

undertake research and compile concise reports and interpret legislation as required.

4. Ability to work proactively as part of a team whilst managing own workload, display problem solving skills and make timely

decisions to achieve appropriate work outcomes.

5. Demonstrated recent broad experience in mechanical and technical fields of motor vehicle standards and safety.

6. Physically fit with the ability to perform all inspection and enforcement duties associated with the Vehicle Standards Centres

and mobile teams.

7. An understanding of Work Health and Safety matters as they apply to a workplace or the ability to acquire within a short


1. Knowledge and broad understanding of relevant Northern Territory Road Transport Legislation and of the heavy haulage


Further Information: Successful applicant must have a current “C” class drivers licence and be prepared to undergo a Police

Criminal History Check prior to appointment. This position is required to work in a physical environment and operates on a

rotational basis where there is a requirement to work outside of normal hours, both shift and overtime and will be required travel

to remote locations.