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 or a permanent resident 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:SAFETY REPORTING OFFICERS (TWO POSITIONS)
Classification:APS Level 5
Position number:2022/01
Tenure:Ongoing (permanent)
Salary:$76,321 - $82,409* pa (plus 15.4% superannuation)
Branch:Operations
Location:Canberra
Security clearance:Baseline
Close date:11:59 pm Monday 14 February 2022
Contact officer:Terry O’Bree on (02) 6122 1671

About the position

*the starting salary rate may be negotiated (within the salary range advertised) with the successful applicant based on their skills, experience and capability to meet relevant work level standards.

Safety Reporting Team

The Safety Reporting team is a highly regarded group of professionals dedicated to maintaining the records from reported transport safety accidents/incidents and confidential reports. The majority of notifications relate to aviation, however, the ATSB is committed to improving the incident and accident reporting arrangements with both rail and marine industries.

There are two positions available:

#1. Safety reporting officer (general)

As a team member you will need to have highly developed information technology skills and experience or strong knowledge of aviation, marine and/or rail industries to undertake a range of tasks including:

  • maintaining the ATSB’s occurrence databases
  • processing of transport safety occurrence reports (from mandatory incident and accident reporting)* including applying a classification, occurrence categories and safety factors
  • ensuring data integrity is maintained in accordance with the quality system
  • conducting follow-up activities with operators and industry stakeholders via telephone and email
  • completing quality assurance of occurrence records
  • the preparation and publication of occurrence briefs
  • managing the accident and immediately reportable incident hotline during business hours on a rostered basis
  • extracting statistical related data for internal and external consumption
  • liaising with Australian and overseas industry stakeholders and the general public
  • supporting internal investigative staff as required.

The successful applicant will have a good knowledge of or strong interest in learning about the aviation, marine and rail industries.

#2. Safety reporting officer (rail)

As a team member you will need to apply your established industry-based experience in rail and highly developed information technology skills to undertake a range of tasks including:

  • maintaining the ATSB’s occurrence databases
  • assisting in the processing and evaluation of confidential reports concerning rail operations
  • processing of transport safety occurrence reports (from mandatory incident and accident reporting)* including applying a classification, occurrence categories and safety factors ensuring data integrity is maintained in accordance with the quality system
  • conducting follow-up activities with operators and industry stakeholders via telephone and email
  • completing quality assurance of occurrence records
  • the preparation and publication of occurrence briefs
  • managing the accident and immediately reportable incident hotline during business hours on a rostered basis
  • extracting statistical related data for internal and external consumption
  • liaising with Australian and overseas rail industry stakeholders and the general public
  • supporting internal investigative staff as required.

The successful applicant will have at least two years of experience working in the rail industry and a strong interest in learning about the aviation and marine industries.

* Interested applicants should become familiar with the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and supporting Regulations (particularly in relation to mandatory reporting requirements).

Application kit: (including position description and selection criteria)

[Download DOCX Download DOCX: 136KBDownload PDFPDF: 333KB]

Applicant coversheet: (Attachment A)

[Download DOC Download DOC: 172KBDownload PDFPDF: 172KB]


Last update 23 November 2021