ARPANSA - Regulatory Officer

19 Jan 2024 10:54 AM | Matthew (Administrator)
  • Application close: 01 February 2024
  • Australian Public Service Level 6
  • $89,288 - $102,130 + an additional 15.4% Superannuation
  • Ongoing | Miranda Sydney NSW

In this role you will be responsible for providing advice in relation to ARPANSA regulatory functions, including assessment of licence applications; monitoring compliance and conducting inspections; providing advice on radiation protection; nuclear safety and the regulation of sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations; and assisting with the development of policies, strategies and regulatory guidance.

Key accountabilities
  • Assess applications for licences of nuclear installations, prescribed radiation facilities and sources against legislation, guidelines, codes and standards;
  • Perform inspections of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities to assess compliance with legislation and associated codes and standards;
  • Contribute to the development of regulatory policies, processes and associated guidelines;
  • Contribute to the development of codes and standards for radiation protection and nuclear safety;
  • Liaise with ARPANSA stakeholders on issues related to regulation of sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations;
  • Undertake assigned tasks as a member of the Regulatory Services Branch as required.

Our ideal candidate - job specific capabilities

The role is part of a larger regulatory team responsible for providing advice on the regulation of sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations undertaken by Australian Government entities and their contractors.  The position provides an opportunity to contribute to regulatory reform and build productive and sustainable relationships with ARPANSA’s stakeholders.

To be considered for this position, you must possess a science or engineering degree from an Australian university or comparable overseas qualifications or have equivalent experience in a regulatory or operational role.  It is also desirable to have experience in radiation protection.

The successful applicant will be agile, demonstrate a high degree of initiative, the capacity to analyse a variety of sources of information and make sound recommendations, possess excellent oral and written communication skills and drive to advocate ARPANSA’s role in radiation protection and nuclear safety.

You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate from time to time as required.  As a minimum, ARPANSA requires all new employees to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance as a condition of engagement. However, this role will require the incumbent to obtain and maintain a higher level of security clearance.

Selection criteria

There are six selection criteria for this position. If you want to advance your career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total.

  1. Experience in radiation protection and/or nuclear safety or working in a high hazard, regulated environment.
  2. Regulatory experience either within a regulatory agency or a regulated entity.
  3. Ability to perform assessments and inspections under guidance and undertake systematic analysis of technical information and contribute to strategic thinking.
  4. Proven ability to contribute to and perform in a high performing regulatory team.
  5. Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive working relationships.
  6. Proven ability to act with high levels of integrity and professionalism and demonstrate well-developed skills in high level communication and negotiation.

How to apply

Applications can be lodged through ARPANSA Careers.

Your application will consist of resume, ARPANSA cover letter, contact details for two referees and a ‘1000-word pitch’ that considers:
  • Key accountabilities
  • Job specific capabilities
  • Selection criteria.

For further information, please contact Samir Sarkar via phone 0419 794 025.

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