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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10716987
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Job Title: Advisor, Vessel Standards
Division: Standards
Branch: Vessel Standards
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Salary: $102,022 - $118,983
Location: Braddon - ACT
Agency Classification: AMSA Level 6
Agency Employment Act: Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (AMSA Act)
Position No: 434_11/17 STAN
Agency Website:

Job Description


$102,022 - $118,983 + 15.4% superannuation
Canberra based
Non-ongoing – 16 months


As the Advisor, Vessel Safety you will play a key role in assisting with the evaluation, promotion, development and implementation of maritime safety related policy decisions.

Specifically, this role will see you monitor national and international developments and outcomes of maritime standards agencies such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to ensure AMSA’s regulatory scheme is kept up to date.

You will be a trusted source of knowledge in relation to technical maritime standards related matters; assisting with the review and analysis of Marine Orders and the development of maritime technical information.

In this role you will liaise and engage with a number of internal and external stakeholders; developing key contacts within the industry and Governments to engage, promote and raise awareness of maritime standards and regulatory matters.



To be successful in this position you will have solid foundations within the maritime industry; with a working knowledge of the Australian maritime regulatory framework and international maritime standard setting agencies.

Your ability to research and monitor industry developments coupled with an ability to scrutinise, analyse, interpret and advise on maritime standards and regulatory matters will be key to your success.

You will have demonstrated experience preparing submissions, reports and briefings to senior internal and external stakeholders. You will be a natural promoter and influencer with an ability to build and maintain strong networks and relationships.

Your ability to plan and coordinate multiple activities will be integral to your success in this position. You will have strong presentation skills of both the written and verbal capacities and enjoy working with others to deliver positive outcomes.

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 need to provide;

• your resume
• a cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlines how your skills and experience meet the prerequisites and required capabilities of the role – please see link to the position description for full details

If you would like more information about this role, please contact Greg Pusey, Manager Vessel Standards on 02 6279 5939.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

16 months

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS49-Fri - 01 Dec 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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