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Statutory Authorities Vacancy N.N. 10750393
Australian Maritime Safety Authority Closing date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Job Title: Senior Advisor Communication Systems Contract Management
Division: Response
Branch: AMSA Asset Capability
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $124,636 - $144,487
Location: Brisbane - QLD
Agency Classification: AMSA 7
Agency Employment Act: Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990
Position No: 595_05/19 RESP
Agency Website:

Job Description


As the Senior Advisor Response Communication Contracts, you will be responsible for managing the contracts for the provision of AMSA’s Cospas-Sarsat (MEOSAR) distress beacon, vessel tracking (AIS), satellite and HF radio communication systems.

Specifically, in this role you will manage system performance between internal stakeholders and contractors and monitor and report on contract performance and system availability.

You will be a key liaison with Maritime New Zealand regarding the integration and operation of the Australian MEOSAR and New Zealand MEOSAR and GEOSAR systems.

Reporting to the Principal Advisor AtoN Asset Management, you will be part of a strong customer focused and results driven team of professionals.


To be successful in this position, you will have tertiary qualifications in project/contract management, maritime communications or demonstrated skills and experience in a closely related field.

Your understanding of government policy in relation to procurement, tendering and contract management will be key to your success. You will have highly developed project and contract management skills and the ability to manage multiple contracts/projects.

You will have high-level skills and experience in negotiation and liaison and will be a natural promoter and influencer, with an ability to engage and network with a variety of stakeholders. You will possess strong presentation, written and verbal capacities and you will be technically qualified.

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 at AMSA, as we have recently assumed the full service delivery for the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels. As we chart new territory, it creates opportunities to engage further and have an even bigger impact on the Australian Maritime industry.

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 colleagues and leaders who encourage and support each other to achieve positive outcomes and success
• 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 Wednesday 22 May 2019. As part of your application you will need to provide;
• your resume
• a cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining 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 David Jeffkins, Principal Advisor AtoN Asset Management on 02 6279 5677.

Previous applicants of the Advisor and Senior Advisor, Response Communications Contracts position (578_03/19 RESP) need not apply.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: AMSA Recruitment, 02 6279 5998,
Position Contact: David Jeffkins, 02 6279 5677
Apply Address: GPO BOX 2181 Canberra ACT 2601
Agency Recruitment Site:
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS20-Mon - 13 May 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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