APS5, Maritime Aviation Surveillance Specialist Officer

Location negotiable, Salary + 15.4% Super + Allowances, Travel and out of hours work required.

Overview of the 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 Governments 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.


About the role:

The Maritime Aviation Surveillance Specialist Officer (MASSO) supports the provision of civil maritime surveillance of Australias maritime border through performance monitoring and training service provider aircrew.

  • Location negotiable.
  • Allowances apply.
  • Travel and out of hours work is a requirement of the role given the operational nature of the work.


Our ideal candidate:

Our ideal candidate will have considerable experience in airborne surveillance systems and operation, most probably from a Military, Police, or Civil aerial surveillance environment.  You will have good team skills, a positive attitude, strong written and oral communication skills and a proven ability to work with limited day to day direction to achieve expected results. 


Specific duties/responsibilities:

  • Training of service provider aircrew.
  • Supports the Border Force airborne surveillance knowledge base.
  • Monitors and maintains surveillance standards amongst contractor services.
  • Investigates new surveillance techniques.
  • Flies on tactical missions, if required.
  • Provides specialist advice and support on national taskings.


Role requirements/qualifications:

  • Considerable experience in airborne surveillance systems and operation, most probably from Military, Police, or Civil aerial surveillance environments.
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Possess or able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.


If you think this role sounds like you and youd like to work in a friendly, high quality team then the Australian Border Force welcomes your application.


To be eligible to work with the Department of Home Affairs you must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen
  • Fulfil the Departments 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.

A merit pool may be established and used to fill future vacancies within the next 12 months for both ongoing and non-ongoing roles.

We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability and people from other diverse backgrounds. We are committed to providing a working environment that values diversity and inclusion and supports employee's to reach their full potential.

Opportunity type:

Ongoing-Full time


13/07/2020 $0 ACT 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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