Job Title :  Lead, Audit and Assurance Job Grade / Classification :  Environment Officer Class 14 Employment Type : Ongoing  Location : Parramatta / Flexible work arrangements available (see below) Environment Protection Authority overview   The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability. We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement. Great people come from all walks of life and at the EPA we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. For more information on the work we do at NSW EPA, go to www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment Primary purpose of the role The Lead, Audit and Assurance is responsible for managing the Regulatory Assurance and Performance (RAP) Framework and is the Chief Audit Executive responsible for providing strategic leadership and managing the internal audit function within the agency. The role leads the development and management of the RAP Framework, providing a platform to objectively monitor, evaluate and review the EPA’s regulatory work to support continuous improvement and risk management and responsible for the internal audit function, providing independent and objective assurance in relation to the EPA’s system of internal control and its operations and programs.   The Lead Audit and Assurance also provides guidance and assistance across the EPA on the participation in and response to internal and external audits and reviews, and monitors and reports on the implementation of recommendations from audits and reviews to the Executive and the Audit and Risk Committee.  Key Accountabilities • Manage the RAP Framework and the EPA’s internal audit function using an intelligence-based approach to support continuous improvement and risk management in regulatory activities. • Provide expert guidance and assistance across the EPA on the participation in and response to internal and external audits and reviews, and monitors and reports on the implementation of recommendations from audits and reviews. • Provide strategic advice into the development and implementation of policies, systems and regulatory functions informed by the findings of internal and external reviews. • Direct the review, analysis and evaluation of program effectiveness and performance in meeting regulatory and compliance outcomes, legislative obligations, government priorities and auditing and reporting requirements. Essential Requirements • Relevant qualifications, certifications and/or experience in the management of quality assurance or auditing programs. Please review the role description for this role   Role Description Job Notes A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, and other NSW Public Sector agencies over an 18-month period.    The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)  If you are deemed as a recommended candidate following your interview, we will be inviting you to complete some background checks as part of our recruitment process to get to know you a little further before a final decision is made on the outcome of your application. Our background checks may include but are not limited to Reference Checks, National Police Checks, Working with Children and Medical Checks. The background checks will vary depending on the requirements of the role to which you have applied and the work and environments you will be working across. Our commitment to diversity and flexibility: We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible. Applications Close : Monday 15 February 2021 at 11:59pm Should you require further information about the role please contact Chase Williams on Ph: (02) 9995 6141 or E: Chase.Williamsepa.nsw.gov.au Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.