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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 function is to improve safety and public confidence in the aviation, marine and rail modes of transport through excellence in:

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

Should you require further assistance in terms of submitting your application, please contact our Recruitment Officer on 02 6274 6687 or via email to: recruitment@atsb.gov.au


Current position vacant

Title:Transport Safety Investigator - Human Factors
Classification:APS 6 TSI (Broadband: APS 6 – EL 2 TSI)
Position number:2018/03
Tenure:Ongoing / Fulltime
Salary:$87,527 - $133,274
Branch:Transport Safety
Location:Canberra and/or Brisbane with the potential for Sydney, Adelaide and Perth
Security clearance:Baseline
Close date:4 March 2018
Contact officer:Michael Walker on (07) 3838 9924

About the position

The ATSB is looking to fill several Transport Safety Investigator (TSI) positions.  Successful applicants will hold postgraduate qualifications in a field relevant to the study of human factors issues in transport safety and developed abilities to apply human factors knowledge and principles to the evaluation of work tasks and management systems. Strong research or working background in cognitive psychology, organisational psychology and/or fatigue management will be considered highly desirable.

In addition to relevant qualifications and experience, TSIs must also be able to demonstrate:

  • personnel management and leadership skills capable of leading a team of like-minded professionals within a collaborative environment
  • analytical and written skills capable of producing a final published transport safety investigation report
  • project management skills capable of achieving a defined outcome, with agreed resources within a prescribed time period
  • communication and stakeholder management skills capable of professionally representing the ATSB’s interests with a range of government and private sector organisations and the general public
  • knowledge of relevant legislation and supporting regulations
  • an ongoing commitment to self-development and the maintenance of industry awareness.

Application kit: (including position description and selection criteria)

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Applicant coversheet: (Attachment A)

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Last update 09 February 2018