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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10717005
Australian Communications and Media Authority Closing date: Sunday, 10 December 2017
Job Title: Radiocommunications Engineers / Technical Officers
Division: Communications Infrastructure
Branch: Spectrum Planning and Engineering
Section: Spectrum Planning
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $72,065 - $89,698
Location: Belconnen - ACT; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: APS Level 5, APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 345, 1410, 1194

Job Description


The ACMA’s Communications Infrastructure Division carries out a range of functions including spectrum planning, engineering, policy, operations and regulation.

The Spectrum Planning and Engineering Branch (SPEB) coordinates and undertakes technical planning for Australia’s radiofrequency spectrum within legislative responsibilities and government policy objectives. The branch has the following broad functional responsibilities:

* spectrum planning of both broadcast and non-broadcast bands
* engagement in international spectrum harmonisation and coordination
* spectrum monitoring capability development, maintenance and services, including advice of broadcast reception issues
* satellite network filing and coordination,
* provision of expert advice (to internal and external parties) on spectrum planning and technical issues.

The Radiocommunications Engineers / Technical Officers will undertake research, technical and engineering studies, prepare technical/engineering reports and correspondence, and undertake technical and regulatory work that supports the development of policy and frequency plans for radiocommunications and broadcasting.

The positions will be offered at the ACMA 5 or ACMA 6 level, commensurate with the successful candidate’s skills and experience.


To be eligible for ongoing employment with the ACMA, applicants must be an Australian citizen.

An applicant's suitability for employment with the ACMA will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process. This process will include a requirement for the applicant to undertake and satisfy an AFP National Police check and to complete a Health Declaration.


An order of merit may be established and used to fill similar vacancies at these levels.

About Australian Communications and Media Authority 

ACMA is Australia’s regulator for broadcasting, the internet, radiocommunications and telecommunications.

We work with industry and government, locally and internationally, so that Australians can enjoy the best and most innovative media and communications services in a fair, responsible, safe and productive way.

The ACMA provides a supportive and respectful work environment that values the diversity of our employees. Our three main offices are in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Visit for more information on joining our team

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Position Contact: Andrew Wojtowicz, 03 9963 6842
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
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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