CLOSED - ASNO - APS Level 5 - Safeguards Officer

9 May 2023 2:16 PM | Matthew (Administrator)
Application closing date:  18-May-2023 11:30 PM (AEST)
  • Ongoing
  • $83,095 to $88,793 per annum + 15.4% employer super contribution
  • Role based in Canberra

The Opportunity 
ASNO is expecting to grow to ensure it is postured to meet future challenges and expanded responsibilities. Safeguards Officers form the core of our workforce and are recruited from a range of professional backgrounds at the nexus of science and policy. As a Safeguards Officer you will be at the forefront of ASNO’s efforts to implement Australia’s obligations under non-proliferation agreements and to help develop the processes, techniques, and technologies required to assist international endeavours to ensure nuclear material and technology is not used for weapons of mass destruction. This work can involve close collaboration with industry, international partners, intergovernmental bodies and academia to develop solutions to complex challenges. ASNO recognises that nuclear-related experience is limited within Australian society, and we are prepared to invest in the training and development of our staff. As such, this is a unique opportunity to establish the foundations necessary to pursue a long-term career in an exciting, cutting-edge industry that supports Australia’s nuclear stewardship credentials and contributes to international peace and security. ASNO engages regularly with both Australian industry and international counterparts. There will be opportunities for both domestic and international travel. As a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) employee you will have access to a broad range of flexible working arrangements, and conditions. DFAT is committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where all employees are valued and we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds. Please refer to our Workplace Diversity and Inclusion internet page for further information.

Our Ideal Candidate
ASNO’s current workforce includes a diverse range of technical, engineering, and policy professionals. The common factor across our staff is a sense of curiosity, well developed analytical and communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to engage effectively with a broad range of domestic and international counterparts.

Our ideal candidate will be able to articulate in their pitch how they have applied their professional experience or understanding of an issue, process, or technology to deliver a meaningful outcome that advanced their organisation’s interests in a field related to scientific research or engineering, regulatory activities, or international policy. 

Our ideal candidate will be able to:

  • apply technical knowledge or understanding to contribute towards meaningful outcomes;
  • work with complex or technical data to inform policy advice or improve organisational processes;
  • distil complex or technical information into clear and concise advice suitable for consideration by a non-technical audience; and
  • build collaborative relationships with internal or external stakeholders.
Key duties  
The key duties of the position(s) include: 
  • as part of a small team, conducting analysis to inform regulatory activities in line with Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987;
  • assisting designated nuclear safeguards inspectors during domestic or international inspections of permit holders and those conducting nuclear-related research;
  • engaging with international counterparts and intergovernmental organisations such as the International Atomic Energy Agency;
  • providing technical advice on nuclear-related issues to inform policy development; 
  • conducting research into regulatory and governance structures related to the operation of nuclear reactors as well as nuclear-related facilities and logistics networks; 
  • under guidance, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to solicit information, achieve consensus, and develop whole-of-Government strategies to manage sensitive issues; and
  • as part of a small team, conducting domestic and regional outreach related to nuclear safeguards and security issues.

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