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Careers at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is an independent Commonwealth Government statutory Agency. The ATSB is governed by a Commission and is entirely separate from transport regulators, policy makers and service providers.

The ATSB advertises jobs on this website, as well as in the APS Jobs, the press and/or online.

Conditions of service: ATSB salaries and conditions of service for non-SES employees are set under a collective agreement. At this time, the ATSB is covered by the ATSB Enterprise Agreement 2015 [PDFPDF: 1200kb].

Before applying for a job: you should review the application kit, which includes key information about the job including selection criteria and duty statement. You may discuss the job and any questions you have with the contact nominated within the job listing. The Australian Public Service Commission's Cracking the Code: How to apply for jobs in the Australian Public Service, may further assist you in addressing the selection criteria. ATSB jobs are only open to Australian citizens. Learn more about the ATSB by checking out our Annual Report.

All positions in the ATSB are security assessed and successful applicants will need to obtain and maintain a security clearance at an appropriate level. Security clearance forms will be sent to all successful candidates with their letter of offer. These papers must be completed and returned prior to commencement.

Applications should be sent to:

ATSB Recruitment Officer
PO Box 967
Civic Square, ACT 2608

or by email to: recruitment@atsb.gov.au


Current position vacant

Title:Executive Director Transport Safety
Classification:Senior Executive Service Band 2
Position number:17/1027
Tenure:Non-ongoing (specified term contract)
Branch:Transport Safety
Security clearance:Negative Vetting Level 1
Close date:10 March 2017
Contact officer:Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner on (02) 6274 6144

About the position

The ATSB has created a new and exciting senior executive service role responsible for directing a complex program of transport safety investigation strategies and deliverables. Reporting directly to the Chief Commissioner, the new Executive Director will work collaboratively to provide strategic direction and cohesive leadership across the agency. Interested candidates must have demonstrated broad senior management and leadership experience and an understanding of transport occurrence investigation policy, practices, procedures and legislation. A working knowledge of, and expertise in, the aviation, marine and/or rail industries is also required. The successful candidate will not only benefit from a range of employment conditions designed to support our evolving culture, founded on mutual trust and respect, they will also be provided a unique opportunity to join a highly regarded and operationally focused organisation, dedicated to improving transport safety.

The successful applicant will be engaged on a non-ongoing specified term contract, to be negotiated based on skills and experience, with a possible extension for a period of up to but not more than five years.

Application kit: (including position description and selection criteria)

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Applicant coversheet: (Attachment A)

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Last update 17 February 2017