Employment opportunities

Careers at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

Working as “one team”, we have created an operational environment where our greatest resource – our people – will more effectively bring to bear their collective wealth of core skills and attributes to improve transport safety across the aviation, rail and marine transport sectors.

The ATSB's purpose is to improve safety of, and public confidence in, aviation, marine and rail transport through:

  • independent investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences
  • safety data recording, analysis and research
  • fostering safety awareness, knowledge and action.

You must be an Australian citizen to apply for an non-ongoing (temporary) or ongoing (permanent) position at the ATSB.

Should you require further assistance in terms of submitting your application, please contact our Recruitment Officer on 02 6122 1673 or via email to: recruitment@atsb.gov.au


Current position vacant

Title:Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive
Position number:VN-0686244
Close date:11.30pm AEDT Thursday 4 March 2021

About the position

As Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive of the ATSB you will lead this small agency providing strong and independent leadership to the ATSB’s Commission and workforce and be responsible for the management and administration of the ATSB. You will have an understanding of the processes of government and the capacity to lead this independent organisation within this framework. You will also have the experience to work strategically in a complex regulatory and industry context.

To be a strong contender for this role you will, ideally, have cross-modal experience from across the public and/or private sectors,  have a high level of administrative and analytical capacity, a successful track record of complex and accountable administration and leadership, extensive relevant senior management experience with responsibility for managing sizeable groups of people and substantial operating budgets, expertise in areas such as safety management, investigation management, applied risk management or legal analysis, and experience with, and exposure to, the media.

Complementing this will be sound judgement, the capacity to provide confident and expert advice, demonstrated experience in effectively managing multiple high level stakeholder relationships in a complex policy environment and the ability to resolve sensitive issues and negotiate outcomes in a contested environment. You will be innovative and flexible and have a strong record of contributing to organisational stewardship including developing strong governance frameworks, leading people and managing resources to achieve quality outcomes, and drive a high performance organisational culture.

Before applying, please obtain selection documentation from the Executive Intelligence Group vacancies page https://www.executiveintelligencegroup.com.au Ref. No. 741. If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey on (02) 6232 2200.

Applications close 11.30pm AEDT Thursday 4 March 2021.

Last update 08 January 2021