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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10721150
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Closing date: Sunday, 11 March 2018
Job Title: Senior Advisor Engineering Qualifications
Division: Operations
Branch: Seafarer Certification Service
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $122,553 - $142,073
Location: Braddon - ACT
Agency Classification: AMSA level 7
Agency Employment Act: Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990
Position No: 455_02/18 OPER
Agency Website:

Job Description


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


As the Senior Advisor Engineering Qualifications you will be an integral part of the Seafarer Certification Service team with the Operations division. You will be a subject matter expert in near-coastal engineer standards of training and certification; advising and instructing industry, the public and AMSA employees on more complex matters.

In this role you will be responsible for defining and promoting the near-coastal engineer standards of training and certification. The role will see you making decisions and rulings on training and qualification matters including authorising the issue of seafarer qualifications.

You will assist in the development and implementation of policies relating to AMSA’s role in regulating and setting the standards for near-coastal engineer qualifications. You will have the opportunity to represent AMSA at meetings and conferences; leading discussions and conducting training seminars within industry.

Reporting to the Principal Advisor Engineering, you will be part of a strong, knowledgeable team of professionals.



To be successful in this position you will have solid foundations in engineering, with experience working at a senior capacity on near coastal domestic vessels.

You will be a natural promoter and influencer, with an ability to engage and network with a variety of stakeholders. You will be well versed in delivering high quality written documentation; preparing briefings and government correspondence for both internal and external senior stakeholders.

You will have strong analytical skills, with an ability to learn and research new information quickly in order to become a trusted advisor within industry. Your experience will be supported by an Australian certificate of competency as a Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC or similar qualification.

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 11 March 2018. 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 Fuji D’Souza, Head of Seafarer Certification on (02) 6279 5228.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS09-Wed - 28 Feb 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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