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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10716217
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Job Title: Senior Advisor, Cargoes
Division: Operations
Branch: Ship Inspection and Registration
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $122,553 - $142,072
Location: Braddon - ACT
Agency Classification: AMSA Level 7
Agency Employment Act: Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (AMSA Act)
Position No: 430_11/17 OPER
Agency Website:

Job Description


$122,553 - $142,072 + 15.4% superannuation
Canberra based


As the Senior Advisor, Cargoes you will be a trusted advisor within AMSA’s Operations division; supporting both internal and external stakeholders with technical advice in regards to the safe maritime transport of cargoes from an operational perspective.

Australian exports represent about 10% of world trade, and the safe and effective transport of cargo, particularly bulk cargoes is important to the Australian economy. As a result, in this position you will play an important role that could make a real impact both domestically and internationally. You will be the driver of AMSA goals in respect to the development of procedures and instructions related to the delivery of requirements in regards to the loading, discharging, carriage and stowage of all cargoes. In addition you will be responsible for the assessment of the design and construction of livestock carriers, making recommendations for the issue/reissue of Australian Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock as well as overseeing the related inspectorate.

You will provide a responsive and hands on approach to solving industry issues associated with the safe maritime transport of all cargo related matters. You will be a key liaison and source of knowledge for industry, Commonwealth and State/Territory authorities. This role will see you support IMO briefings and other relevant IMO and UN committees as well as prepare submissions, reports and briefings for Government, Ministerial and AMSA Executive.

Reporting to the Head of Inspections, you will be part of small, collaborative and results driven team of professionals.



To be successful in this position, you will have solid foundations in the safe carriage of cargoes, supported by technical qualification and experience in ship design and construction.

Your knowledge and understanding of international conventions and associated laws relating to the safe carriage of cargoes and cargo handling systems will be key to your success.

Having your finger on the pulse will excite you, and you will have a continuous improvement approach to your work. You will enjoy working in dynamic environment across a number of projects and initiatives.

You will be a trusted liaison, with an ability to engage and network with a variety of stakeholders. You will possess strong presentation of both written and verbal capacities and will be experienced in contributing to legislative instruments.

For a full list of prerequisites and required capabilities for this role, please refer to the position description.

At AMSA, we acknowledge the value diversity can bring to assist us in delivering against our mission to contribute towards ‘Safe and clean seas, saving lives’. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. For further information, please refer to AMSA Diversity Plan 2014-2017.



The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is Australia’s national agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime aviation search and rescue. We are a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (AMSA Act).

At AMSA we ensure safe vessel operations, combat marine pollution and rescue people in distress. We work closely with other Australian and international government agencies and related industries, providing valuable advice and expertise to ensure we, and others deliver on our mission.

It is an exciting time, and period of transition here at AMSA, as we prepare for one of the most significant changes in our history – assuming full service delivery for the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels, from 1 July 2018.

AMSA employs around 400 people across Australia. We offer unique and challenging career opportunities for our employees, who come from a range of diverse backgrounds. Our employees represent our values, and operate in a PROFESSIONAL and COLLABORATIVE way; are DEDICATED to our mission and are ACCOUNTABLE for decisions and actions.

Working at AMSA will give you an opportunity to make a real difference and actively contribute towards AMSA’s vision for Safe and clean seas, saving lives.

To learn more about our organisation, our AMSA Values and our people, please visit our website.


• Exciting and challenging work which directly contributes to AMSA’s mission, strategy and the impact we make to the community
• A collaborative work environment where you can contribute to AMSA’s strong reputation as maritime regulator, through working with dedicated colleagues who provide regulatory oversight to one of the safest maritime regions in the world
• The opportunity to work with supportive, passionate and collaborative leaders who encourage and provide opportunities for you to further develop your capabilities and achieve your career goals
• An inclusive workplace with attractive remuneration package, including generous employer superannuation contributions
• Employee rewards, recognition and benefits that support workplace achievement and work life balance

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.


All applications should be completed on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11:30pm Sunday 10 December 2017.

As part of your application you will be asked to respond to a series of questions associated with the pre-requisites of the position, you will also be asked to provide a copy of your resume.

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Bruce Whitby on 02 6279 5957.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS47-Fri - 17 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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