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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10766042
Australian Communications and Media Authority Closing date: Sunday, 15 December 2019
Job Title: Assistant Manager (Senior Technical Officer)
Division: Communications Infrastructure
Branch: Licensing and Infrastructure Safeguards
Section: Licence Allocation
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $99,425 - $112,122
Location: Belconnen - ACT
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 751

Job Description


The ACMA’s Communications Infrastructure Division (CID) carries out a range of functions including spectrum planning and engineering, licensing and infrastructure safeguards and spectrum allocations.

The Licence Allocation Section (LAS) provides a range of licensing, frequency assigning and other spectrum management services. LAS is also responsible for managing complex enquiries and complaints associated with the issue of licences under the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

As Assistant Manager (Senior Technical Officer) you will play an important role in managing technical and operational policy issues associated with the ACMA’s delivery of day-to-day licensing activities. The role includes the supervision and management of a small team of technical officers within the section.

You will have demonstrated experience in, and/or a sound understanding of radiocommunications licensing practice and policy, combined with strong analytical skills and the ability to provide timely, accurate and high-quality advice to assist the Manager, Licence Allocation and the ACMA senior management team.

You will have a keen eye for detail, strong problem-solving skills, and demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying legislation, rules and procedures. You will thrive on the opportunity to manage a small team.



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.

This position requires a Negative Vetting level 1 security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance at this level.



This vacancy is available on an ongoing basis. An order of merit may be established and used to fill similar ongoing vacancies at this level.

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: Patrick Emery, 03 9963 6874
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-Mon - 02 Dec 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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