Team Member, Airports


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Opportunity we have available:

The Airport Infrastructure Regulation Section within the Airports Branch is seeking to fill an APS Level 5 position to support the Section’s work in providing environmental oversight of federally-leased airports.  The primary function is to assist the team in managing on-airport contamination issues due to per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  The successful applicant will also contribute towards providing technical and regulatory advice on other airport environmental issues, including air, soil, water, noise and chemical pollution on-airport. The role involves working closely with other key operational sections within the Branch and the Department, as well as engaging with external stakeholders, to deliver regulatory outcomes.

Further information on the environmental management of federally-leased airports is available here:

What will you do?

  • Conduct research and provide timely, accurate and effective advice on the application of the airports regulatory framework, Australian standards and national guidelines in addressing PFAS and other airport environmental issues.
  • Prepare briefings and respond to ministerial correspondence on PFAS.
  • Engage with other portfolio agencies, airports and state/territory environment regulators on PFAS and other airport environmental issues.
  • Contribute towards whole-of-government initiatives to manage PFAS contamination.
  • Work collaboratively across the Branch and Department to deliver on regulatory outcomes.

It is highly recommended that you speak to the Contact Officer in relation to the duties for this position prior to applying.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking candidates who are outcomes driven, accountable and future focused.  To be successful in the role, you will have a strong interest in environmental issues and can demonstrate, or have the potential to develop, the following:

  • The ability to make evidence-based decisions based on the analysis and interpretation of data and information from multiple sources.
  • Effective communication skills, including the ability to listen actively and clearly articulate your message in written and oral form.
  • Effective stakeholder engagement skills, including the ability to collaborate across diverse teams to build consensus amongst stakeholders.
  • The ability to be flexible, work to tight deadlines and manage competing priorities.

Environmental qualifications and/or regulatory experience would be favourably regarded.

Eligibility requirements:

Employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities is subject to conditions prescribed within the Public Service Act 1999 including:

  • Citizenship: To be eligible for employment with the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities, applicants must be an Australian citizen.  Only in exceptional circumstances will the department consider waiving this requirement.
  • Health Assessment: The preferred applicant may be required to undergo a medical examination conducted by the department’s preferred medical provider.
  • Security Clearance: The successful candidate must be able to obtain and/or maintain a security clearance at Baseline.  You must be willing to disclose all relevant and required information.  You must have lived in Australia, or have a checkable background, for at least the preceding five years for Baseline Vetting clearances.  More information on the security clearance vetting process is available on the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) website.
  • Qualifications: Environmental science or similar discipline is mandatory for the advertised position. Practical experience in environmental management will be an advantage.

How to apply:

Applications for this opportunity close at 11:59pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 27/03/2019.

To apply for this please provide a statement of no more than two pages outlining your background, capabilities and work experience, and how these align with the advertised role. You should also provide a CV, to a maximum of six pages.

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