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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10757323
Australian Communications and Media Authority Closing date: Sunday, 1 September 2019
Job Title: Student Radiocommunications Engineer
Division: Communications Infrastructure
Branch: Spectrum Planning and Engineering
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Casual
Salary: $52,347 - $57,743
Location: Belconnen - ACT
Classification: APS Level 2
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 1994

Job Description


The Student Radiocommunications Engineer position sits within the Spectrum Planning and Engineering Branch (SPEB), which is responsible for national radiofrequency planning. This includes the development of engineering technical policy and arrangements for access to the radiofrequency spectrum. The branch operates in a complex technical and regulatory environment in an industry characterised by rapid development and ongoing change.

The SPEB undertakes the planning and engineering work to provide spectrum access to new radiocommunications services. A significant focus of the branch's work is developing and maintaining frameworks for coordination and management of interference between radiocommunications services.

The Student Radiocommunications Engineer will mainly undertake base level engineering research and analysis activities to assist with a variety of projects underway in SPEB.

Most of the work will be undertaken during the summer period with the possibility of continuing into the following academic year. The days and hours worked will be flexible so as to fit around the student's academic timetable.

This position will be offered to a candidate who is currently studying a relevant undergraduate engineering degree.

The position will be offered on a non-ongoing (casual) basis for up to 12 months with the possibility of extension.


To be eligible for non-ongoing employment with the ACMA, an applicant must have a legal right to work in Australia.

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 non-ongoing vacancies available at this level.

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for an irregular/intermittent term

for up to 12 months with the possibility of extension.

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

Position Contact: Daniel Gocentas, 03 9963 6739
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 PS33-Thu - 15 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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