Australian Department of Infrastructure and Region... - Melbourne, VIC
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About the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development contributes to the wellbeing of all Australians by assisting the Government to: promote, evaluate, plan and invest in infrastructure; foster an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system; and ensure a strong and liveable Australia by focusing on effective local government and external territories administration and regional development that enables communities to achieve economic and social dividends.
The Department supports workplace diversity and values the contribution of people from diverse backgrounds. In particular, applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people; people with disability and people with cultural and linguistic diversity.
Airport Environment Officer
APS Level 6
Non – Ongoing – Full Time
Until 31 December 2018
From $78,640 to $88,143
Aviation and Airports
Airports/Airport Infrastructure Regulation
Job Reference No:
Donna Perera – (02) 6274 6080
11:59PM AEDT Tuesday, 28 November 2017
About the Business Division:
The Aviation and Airports Division is responsible for providing policy, regulatory and program functions in support of the Government’s oversight of Australia’s aviation and airports sectors.
The Division’s work includes international as well as domestic elements, and involves working closely with portfolio agencies, airline and airport operators and other stakeholders.
The functions span a wide range of issues including aviation safety, airspace and air traffic management, agency governance, industry development, economic regulation, airport planning and development, environmental management including aircraft noise, Australia’s participation in ICAO and bilateral international air services agreements.
The Airports Branch within the Division is responsible for providing regulatory oversight of 21 federally-leased airports, under both the statutory regulatory framework of the Airports Act 1996 and the contractual arrangements entered into as part of the airport sale processes.
The work of the Branch includes:
development of policies and legislation that protect community and consumer interests in the operation of airports and air transport services;
continued development and implementation of a Commonwealth environment and building control regulatory regime for leased federal airports which achieves an appropriate balance between the public interest and private sector objectives;
provision of analysis and advice to the government on the requirements of the Airports Act, in particular as they relate to airport master plans, environment strategies and major development plans at the privatised federal airports;
working with stakeholders in administering the requirements the Airports Act and subordinate regulations;
ongoing oversight and enforcement of Airport Environment Officer and Airport Building Controller decisions;
full implementation of aircraft movement scheduling (‘slot management’) at Sydney Airport;
administration of the liquor licensing regime at Sydney, Bankstown, and Camden Airports;
Parking Infringement Notice Regime at some leased federal airports;
ownership and control issues at leased federal airports; and
oversight of leases at leased federal airports.
About the Position:
The Airports Branch is seeking to fill two positions at the APS6 level in the role of Airport Environment Officer (AEO) for Essendon, Melbourne, Moorabbin, Hobart and Launceston airports.
These are non-ongoing positions initially for 12 months with a possible extension, and will be located at Melbourne Airport.
AEOs exercise functions under the Airports Act 1996 and the Airports (Environment Protection) Regulations 1997, monitor the implementation of Airport Environment Strategies, apply legislation and liaise on environmental issues.
The key duties of an AEO are to oversee the day-to-day management of environmental issues at airports, and to regulate the ongoing operations and development at airports, ensuring on-airports activities accord with the applicable environmental regulatory framework.
Tasks can include liaising with the Airport Lessee Company (i.e. the airport operator) on environmental issues, assessing potential environmental impacts of airport development proposals, site inspections and compliance functions under the relevant legislation.
Key attributes for the successful applicant include:
Practical experience in the planning, assessment and monitoring of environmental impacts of airport activities;
Strong judgement and ability to regularly assess whether airport activities comply with regulatory requirements;
Strong stakeholder management, cognisant of the AEO’s role as representative of the Department; and
Flexibility, ability to work to tight deadlines and manage competing priorities.
You should submit a brief expression of interest (no more than two pages) to apply for this position.
Application instructions: All applications must be submitted through the online application system prior to the closing date.
The Department does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications from recruitment agencies and/or search firms and will not pay fees to any such organisations unless arranged with the provider prior to advertising the vacancy.
Vacancies will be extended in exceptional circumstances only. Applicants requesting an extension must contact the Contact Officer 48 hours prior to the vacancy closing time and date.
Citizenship – To be eligible for employment with Infrastructure, applicants must be an Australian Citizen. Only in exceptional circumstances can this requirement be waived.
Health Assessment – The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the Department’s preferred medical provider.
Security Clearance – The preferred applicant will be required to successfully undergo the security clearance vetting process at a specified clearance level. The preferred applicant MUST be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.
The preferred applicant MUST have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding;
Five years for BASELINE clearances, or
Ten Years for NEGATIVE VETTING 1/ NEGATIVE VETTING 2 clearances
Note: The security clearance level required for this position can be found on the top of the position details.
More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website.
Under section 22(8) of the Public Service Act 1999, employees must be Australian citizens to be engaged in the APS unless the Agency delegate has agreed, in writing. Applicants are to indicate their citizenship when applying online. The successful applicant will need to hold or obtain a security clearance BEFORE commencement. Loss of a security clearance at any time will lead to termination of employment.
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