CLOSED - ASNO - Executive Level 1 - Safeguards Officer

9 May 2023 2:21 PM | Matthew (Administrator)
Application closing date:  18-May-2023 11:30 PM (AEST)
  • Ongoing
  • $114,090 to $127,619 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. Assistant Directors assist in managing teams of Safeguards Officers that are recruited from a range of professional backgrounds at the nexus of science and policy. As an Assistant Director 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:

  • apply technical knowledge or understanding to deliver meaningful outcomes
  • assist in managing a small team that assesses complex or technical data and use these outputs 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 or senior leaders
  • build collaborative relationships with internal or external stakeholders, and
  • support the professional development of staff or other team members.
Key duties

The key duties of the position(s) include: 
  • Assist in managing a small team to conduct analysis that informs regulatory activities in line with Nuclear Non-Proliferation (Safeguards) Act 1987
  • after completing the necessary training and being designated as a nuclear safeguards inspector, performing 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 complex nuclear-related issues to inform policy development 
  • identifying opportunities to improve regulatory and governance structures related to the operation of nuclear reactors as well as nuclear-related facilities and logistics networks 
  • assist in managing a small team to liaise with internal and external stakeholders to solicit information, achieve consensus, and develop whole-of-Government strategies to manage sensitive issues, and
  • either independently or as part of a small delegation, conducting domestic, regional, and international outreach on matters related to nuclear safeguards and security issues.

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