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Environment and Energy Vacancy N.N. 10745719
Bureau of Meteorology Closing date: Friday, 29 March 2019
Job Title: National Manager Aviation Operations
Division: Business Solutions
Branch: Aviation, Land & Maritime Transport
Section: Aviations Operations
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $133,262 - $142,269
Location: Docklands - VIC; Brisbane - QLD
Classification: Executive Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 403

Job Description


The National Manager Aviation Operations is a new role created to lead aviation forecasting teams that comprise more than 100 specialist operational meteorologists. A transformation programme is underway to recruit these specialists from around Australia to establish Aviation Forecast Centres located in Melbourne and Brisbane, with additional specialist teams also located in Canberra and Sydney. The successful candidate will play a leading role in commissioning the new facilities and take responsibility for fostering high-performing teams within them.

The National Manager will be accountable for ensuring the effective delivery of aviation meteorological services, both those required by ICAO standards and recommended practices as well as a range of enhanced and extended services. The goal is for these services to contribute to achieving efficient, safe and economical aviation operations for airlines, aviators and the travelling public within the Australian Flight Information Regions and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Reporting to the General Manager for Aviation, Land and Maritime Transport, the successful applicant will direct aviation operations managers in Melbourne and Brisbane and work alongside the National Manager for Aviation Services. The latter is accountable for leading industry and international engagement to maintain a deep understanding of the Aviation Sector. They are responsible for delivering a programme of science and service enhancements that, as National Manager for Aviation Operations, you will test and accept to increase the impact and value of the Bureau's aviation offering.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced and motivated professional, with strong credibility both in terms of sectoral knowledge and technical skills, in a role that is central to the delivery of the Bureau’s Strategy.



A degree or diploma of an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification which is appropriate to the duties; OR other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.

Successful applicants may be required to obtain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance


This position is open to international applicants and whilst Australian citizenship is not a mandatory requirement, non-Australian citizens will only be considered if there are not suitable Australian candidates. Any offer of engagement will require the Bureau of Meteorology and the applicant to meet visa and work requirements determined by the Australian Border Force under the Department of Home Affairs.

This position has been re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Bureau of Meteorology 

The Bureau of Meteorology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, come from non-English speaking backgrounds or have a disability may wish to indicate this in their application so that the selection advisory committee can be appropriately structured. We are looking for highly qualified/experienced people who are interested in working in a dynamic organisation that offers a challenging work environment and excellent opportunities for development and advancement.

To Apply

Position Contact: Dr Brett Anderson, 03 86388238
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 PS10-Fri - 01 Mar 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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