Who can apply:
Please note this opportunity is available to current Australian Public Service employees and all eligible members of the community.
About the Department of Home Affairs:
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The Department of Home Affairs is a central policy agency, providing coordinated strategy and policy leadership for Australia's national and transport security, federal law enforcement, criminal justice, cyber security, border, immigration, multicultural affairs, emergency management and trade related functions.
The Department of Home Affairs includes the entirety of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. It also includes national security, emergency management and criminal justice functions from the Attorney-General's Department; the Office of Transport Security from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development; multicultural affairs from the Department of Social Services; and the counter-terrorism coordination and cyber security policy functions from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Overview of Branch and Section:
The Australian Border Force (ABF) is an operationally independent body under the Home Affairs Portfolio. The ABF is responsible for operational activity that supports the Australian Government’s border protection, investigations, compliance, detention and enforcement functions.
Within the ABF, Air and Marine Capability Branch (AMCB) is responsible for the capability management of a fleet of air and marine surveillance, patrol and response assets. Our capabilities include ocean going patrol boats, shallow water and coastal response vessels and contracted aircraft. AMCB operates in a complex, challenging and changing environment that is characterised by a continual high tempo of operations.
The Fleet Engineering Section is responsible for the delivery of engineering advice and services to ensure the ABF’s fleet of maritime patrol and response assets are maintained in accordance with overarching safety, operational and regulatory requirements. This includes large hull vessels including (Ocean Shield), the Bay Class vessels, the eight Cape Class Patrol Boats and 33 Small Vessels. The Fleet Engineering team is also responsible for providing engineering input into future ABF marine capability projects, including vessel acquisitions.
About the role:
The Superintendent, Fleet Engineering, will assume responsibility for leading a team of technical marine engineering staff to ensure the ABF Fleet is operational. External candidates only may negotiate salary, any offer remains at the agency’s discretion. Allowances may apply to any successful candidate
Our ideal candidate:
You will bring a high level of technical marine engineering understanding as well as strong communication and management skills. Our ideal candidate will contribute to developing organisational objectives and support their team to successfully achieve them. This position leads a complex client environment, responding and engaging with client requests and working across the ABF in order to develop high quality, robust solutions that deliver outcomes. Our ideal candidate will be personable and able to work with a wide variety of stakeholders and industry partners. You will be organised and remain sharply focused on delivering outcomes. You are comfortable with complexity and ambiguity, yet able to navigate and remain effective in a busy and evolving environment without constant supervision or direction. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to explain solutions in business terms, establish rapport and persuade others.
Specific duties/responsibilities :
- Provide engineering services including Engineering Change Proposals; Requests for Deviation; Repair Plans and Engineering reviews
- Manage the Technical Support Network
- Award technical authority for sea going engineers
- Provide high level advice, reports and services to the Minister and the ABF Executive
- Lead, direct and be accountable for the performance of a team
- Availability for interstate travel is essential to performing the role, as is working out of hours as required.
- Bachelor of Marine Engineering or an equivalent technical qualification, or marine professional accreditation with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
- Strong stakeholder liaison and relationship management skills
- Strong verbal and written briefing and communication skills
- Possess or able to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance
- A minimum of ten year’s marine engineering experience, with sea-time in a senior role, is highly desirable.
If you think this role sounds like you and you’d like to work in a friendly, high quality team then the Australian Border Force welcomes your application.
As part of your application, you will be required to prepare a response document (minimum 11pt font in MSWord or PDF format), which you will upload in the next section.
Please ensure you read the instructions carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.
Please prepare a response of one to two pages (max. 1000 words) detailing:
- how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role
- why you are interested in the role and what you can offer us and
- any specific examples or achievements that demonstrate your ability to perform the role.
How to apply:
You are required to submit your application in Home Affairs’ online recruitment system (ourPeople). Prior to preparing your response it is recommended you review the Work Level Standards relevant to the classification you are applying to.
It may also be useful to refer to the Integrated Leadership System information relevant to the classification.
As part of your application you will need to provide:
- Your CV
- Details of two referees
- Your Applicant Response document that details how your skills, knowledge and qualifications make you the best person for the role.
To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:
- Be an Australian Citizen
- Fulfil the Department’s minimum requirements by satisfactorily answering all screening questions during the application process
- Obtain and maintain the required AGSVA clearance
- Obtain and maintain a current Employment Suitability Clearance
- Undergo a health assessment (where applicable).
Mandatory (and where applicable, role specific) screening questions are used within the application to ensure all successful applicants meet these minimum requirements of the Department.
Remuneration: The Department offers an attractive remuneration package, including salary, superannuation benefits and flexible working conditions appropriate to the level of the position.
Information about employment in the Department of Home Affairs, and advice on how to apply for vacancies can be obtained from the department’s website at http://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/careers-recruitment
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