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  • 9 May 2023 2:19 PM | Matthew (Administrator)
    Application closing date:  18-May-2023 11:30 PM (AEST)
    • Ongoing
    • $91,617 to $103,015 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 deliver 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: 
    • with limited supervision, 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; 
    • with limited supervision, liaising with internal and external stakeholders to solicit information, achieve consensus, and develop whole-of-Government strategies to manage sensitive issues; and
    • with limited supervision, conducting domestic and regional outreach related to nuclear safeguards and security issues.

     Please click here to apply.

  • 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.

     Please click here to apply.


  • 18 Apr 2023 4:53 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  01/05/2023

    • Multiple Positions Available
    • Ongoing | Full Time | $120k - $134k +15.4% super 
    • Inclusive and Diverse Organisation | Health & Well-being Programs | Flexible Work Practices
    • Exciting and challenging opportunity to apply strong Work Health and Safety, Radiation Protection or System Engineering skills ensuring a safe workplace

    About the Opportunity

    This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly formed Nuclear Assurance Group being established to provide a dedicated independent safety review team and is a key element in ANSTO’s safety systems to protect workers, the community and environment. The position requires a strong Work Health and Safety, Radiation Protection or System Engineering background, an eye for detail and ability to understand and evaluate complex hazardous work environments, systems and processes. Ability to think outside the box to identify potential deficiencies and determine the adequacy of safety cases is required.

    About You

    "The ideal candidate will take initiative and work independently to complete tasks with minimum guidance. Someone who has a strong motivation to succeed in a newly established team and take leadership seriously to inspire their fellow team members and boost overall team performance".  - Rachel Ahyong, Safety and Reliability Assurance Manager

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide authoritative and expert independent review of nuclear Safety cases, risk assessments and change requests for submission to ARPANSA
    • Provide frank and fearless advice and recommendations to the Chief Nuclear Officer as to whether safety cases are justified in terms of the overall net benefit
    • Support the operational integration of nuclear and radiological assurance initiatives across the ANSTO Group
    • Ensure conformance to regulations, standards and codes set by external authorities, reviews and quality audits. 
    • Provide expert and specialist advice on complex matters to assure a focus on appropriate control of hazardous activities.

    Please click here to view the Position Description.

    About Us

    ANSTO leverages great science to deliver big outcomes.  We partner with scientists and engineers and apply new technologies to provide real-world benefits.  Our work improves human health, saves lives, builds our industries and protects the environment.  ANSTO is the home of Australia's most significant landmark and national infrastructure for research.  Thousands of scientists from industry and academia benefit from gaining access to state-of-the-art instruments every year.
     

    Benefits of Working with Us

    ANSTO employees are passionate about what they do. We enjoy being part of an organisation making a difference in the lives of Australians.
    We support and reward our employees through eligibility for:

    • Training, development and mentoring opportunities 
    • Performance based salary increases 
    • Work-life balance with generous leave entitlements and flexible conditions

    If you want to join a world class organisation that's making a difference in the lives of Australians, apply now!

    How to Apply

    For further technical information relating to this position please refer to the Position Description or contact Rachel Ahyong on (02) 9717 9986.  For all other queries please contact Talent Acquisition on (02) 9717 9361.

    To be eligible for appointment, applicants will require a security and pre-employment medical assessment.

     Please click here to apply.

  • 18 Apr 2023 8:58 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  08/05/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • Salary range $88,408 to $124,403

    The key duties of the position include:

    The Job

    • Plan, conduct and manage research and monitoring projects related to the assessment of radiological impacts to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. 
    • Assist in defining field sampling and laboratory analysis requirements to meet environmental research and monitoring objectives, and undertake field and laboratory-based work as required to collect and analyse samples. 
    • Assist in evaluating radionuclide datasets and assessing radiation doses to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation. 
    • Manage or supervise staff. 
    • Communicate research and monitoring results to key stakeholders and the broader scientific community, including leading or contributing to the write up of journal papers. 
    • Assist in the review of regulatory applications for uranium mining and other actions. 
    • Contribute to the work of other research programs in ERISS.


    What we are looking for
    Knowledge and experience

    • Knowledge of radioactive decay processes. 
    • Knowledge of radiation dose assessment concepts and methods. 
    • Experience conducting or contributing to research in the field of radioecology or radiation protection. 
    • Experience analysing radionuclide data. 
    • Experience presenting research findings at conferences and/or as an author on journal publications.


    Skills and capabilities

    • Ability to plan and manage scientific research projects, including completing them to specified timelines. 
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team and as part of a multidisciplinary research institute. 
    • Ability to plan and undertake field work in remote locations for durations of up to a week at a time. 
    • Sound technical writing skills as well as the ability to produce plain English summaries of technical information. 
    • Ability to communicate science to technical and non-technical audiences. 
    • Strong aptitude for learning and applying new concepts and data analysis methods.


    Mandatory Qualifications

    • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from an Australian University or qualification of equivalent standard from an Australian or overseas university, or other qualifications appropriate to the duties.
    • Relevant research experience in an area of science relevant to the role.

     

    Please click here to apply.

  • 18 Apr 2023 8:55 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  08/05/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • Salary range $132,155 to $163,620
    • Classification Executive Level 2

    The key duties of the position include:

    The Job

    • Plan, conduct and manage research and monitoring projects related to the assessment of radiological impacts to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory. 
    • Apply sound judgement and technical expertise to determine field sampling and laboratory analysis requirements to meet environmental research and monitoring objectives, and undertake field- and laboratory-based work as required to collect and analyse samples. 
    • Evaluate complex datasets of radionuclide and other information and apply data analysis tools for assessing radiation doses to people and the environment from uranium mining operations and site rehabilitation. 
    • Manage and mentor staff. 
    • Communicate research and monitoring results to key stakeholders and the broader scientific community, including publication of high-quality papers in peer-reviewed journals as lead author. 
    • Provide expert technical advice on regulatory applications for uranium mining and other actions consistent with national and international standards for radiation protection. 
    • Provide strategic direction to the environmental radioactivity work program and contribute to the work of other research programs in ERISS.


    What we are looking for
    Knowledge and experience

    • Expert knowledge of radioactive decay processes and radiation exposure pathways relevant to uranium mining. 
    • Expert knowledge of national and international best practice recommendations for radiation protection of the public and the environment. 
    • Experience conducting radiological impact assessments for the public and the environment, preferably in a uranium mining context. 
    • Experience managing staff. 
    • Experience leading and managing scientific research projects and associated resources. 
    • Proven record of high-quality research papers in the field of radioecology and/or radiation protection.


    Skills and capabilities

    • Leadership skills that inspire a good sense of teamwork and achieve results. 
    • Ability to manage staff, resources, timelines and budgets. 
    • Ability to train and mentor staff to build capability and capacity in radiological impact assessment. 
    • Ability to establish and foster research collaborations with other government agencies, industry and/or universities. 
    • Ability to represent SSB nationally and internationally at scientific forums and on expert working groups. 
    • Ability to work effectively as part of a small team and as part of a larger multidisciplinary environmental research institute. 
    • Ability to plan and undertake field work in remote locations for durations of up to a week at a time. 
    • Highly developed technical writing skills as well as the ability to produce plain English summaries of technical information. 
    • Ability to communicate science to technical and non-technical audiences.


    Mandatory Qualifications

    • A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from an Australian University or qualification of equivalent standard from an Australian or overseas university, or other qualification appropriate to the duties.
    • Relevant research experience in an area of science relevant to the role as well as professional experience and publication record in radioecology, radiation protection or a related discipline.

     

    Please click here to apply


  • 11 Apr 2023 9:06 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  30/04/2023

    • 3 Year Contract
    • Full Time

    About the Role

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Performing the duties imposed upon the Radiation Safety Officer by The Act (South Australia Radiation Protection and Control Act 1982) and The Regulations (South Australia Radiation Protection and Control (Ionising Radiation) Regulations 2015)
    • Acting as liaison between the South Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and SAHMRI
    • Advising SAHMRI staff and the SAHMRI Radiation Safety Committee on all aspects of radiation protection applicable to the activities carried out by SAHMRI
    • Facilitate new and ongoing radiation activities at SAHMRI as chair of the Radiation Safety Committee
    • Maintaining and regularly reviewing the SAHMRI Radiation Management Plan and Radiation Safety Manual
    • Performing internal inspections and audits on SAHMRI’s licensed premises and registered radiation apparatus
    • Providing specialised knowledge in radiation science and radiation protection to SAHMRI researchers to aid in starting and implementing projects with radiation

    About You

    The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

    • Relevant Bachelor’s level degree or higher
    • Certification in Quality Management, Internal Auditing, Safety or similar is desirable
    • Expertise in quality, compliance and work health and safety management within a complex organisational structure
    • Experience in research in a field of bioscience or similar
    • Substantial experience in gaining accreditation in relation to Safety and Quality MS such as ISO and NATA
    • Sound knowledge of international Quality Systems Regulations
    • Working experience with risk management concepts and tools
    • Working knowledge of research facility, equipment and process qualification/validation

    Special Requirements

    • Some out of hours work may be required.
    • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.
    • Be contactable to assist with any radiation incidents, accidents and emergencies
    • Have, or obtain all relevant EPA licenses
    • Liaise between SAHMRI and South Australian universities, research organisations and SAHMRI partners (SAHMRI RSO provides radiation safety services for Adelaide Uni and Flinders Uni, Dr Jones & Partners, RAH and is a member of the CRIC Quality and Safety Committee)

    Please click here to apply.

  • 11 Apr 2023 9:04 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  19/04/2023

    • Long term contract (until 20 March 2024) and full time (37.5 hours per week).
    • PO1 ($66,469 - $81,142 per annum) + 10.5% super to your choice of superfund.

    About the Role
    The Site Contamination Officer will be required to critically review and assess reports held by and presented to the EPA. The Site Contamination Officer will undertake various projects, investigations and assignments and provide associated administrative support on issues relating to site contamination and associated statutory requirements under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

    What the EPA Offers
    The EPA boasts a range of different flexible working arrangements which include flexitime (flexible start and finish times), working from home, compressed weeks and purchased leave.

    The EPA understands that there is more to life than working and as such prioritise people first. We want our employees to feel that their working needs will be met in this modern and ever-evolving working landscape.

    Essential Qualifications
    Bachelor degree in science, engineering or other recognised degree level qualification that is related to site contamination.

    Special Conditions
    - This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. A current National Police Clearance is essential.
    - The incumbent will occasionally be required to travel to sites in country areas and interstate.
    - The incumbent may be required to work out of hours and as the need arises.
    - A current driver’s licence is essential.

    Please click here to apply.

  • 22 Mar 2023 10:41 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  10/04/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • Salary range $134,786 - $153,061 + an additional 15.4% Superannuation
    • Classification Executive Level 2 Lower

    Primary purpose of the role

    Under broad direction from the Branch Head, the Director Source Safety and Security is responsible for regulation of radiation sources held by Commonwealth source licence holders to ensure compliance with the ARPANS Act and Regulations. The role is also responsible for management and coordination of import and exports of radioactive sources into and out of Australia under the Customs (Prohibited Imports and Exports) Regulations, security of sources and physical protection arrangements, including transport of radioactive sources.

    Key accountabilities

    • Lead, manage, and provide strategic direction to the Source Safety and Security Section, including designing, planning and executing a compliance monitoring regime for radiation sources
    • Provide high level support to the CEO of ARPANSA, through the Branch Head and EG, in areas of technical policy development, including the development of radiation protection and nuclear safety guidelines
    • Lead, manage and undertake inspections, audits and other activities associated with ARPANSA’s regulatory functions with regards to radiation sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations
    • Manage and coordinate import and export of radioactive sources in to and out of Australia in conjunction with the State and Territory regulators
    • Represent ARPANSA and Australia at appropriate national and international forums

    Our ideal candidate - job specific capabilities

    The successful applicant will have highly developed managerial skills with a demonstrated record of successfully driving change and being able to respond flexibly and promptly to organisational changes. The applicant must also be capable of developing and motivating staff to successfully contribute to the business outcomes of the Branch and the Agency.

    The applicant must have a degree in science or engineering from an Australian university or alternative, or have comparable qualifications or equivalent experience. The applicant must also have excellent communication and consultation skills and expertise in writing scientific and/or technical documents.

    You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and internationally as required. The position is a designated security assessed position which will require you to successfully undertake and maintain a security clearance.

    Selection criteria

    There are five main selection criteria for this role. Applicants are asked to provide a statement of claims of no more than 1000 words, addressing all selection criteria below.

    1. Demonstrated leadership capability to manage professional, technical and administrative staff to deliver organisational strategic outcomes
    2. Demonstrated experience in operational or regulatory activities relating to radiation protection and/or nuclear safety
    3. Demonstrated experience in the conduct of safety and security of radioactive sources
    4. Demonstrated ability to lead manage and achieve quality outcomes in major projects through clear, concise and readily understood planning, communication leadership and reporting
    5. .High level interpersonal and communication skills which demonstrate a capacity to work collaboratively and build and sustain positive relationships with staff and a range of key internal and external stakeholders and clients

    How to apply

    Applications can be lodged through ARPANSA Careers.

    Your application will consist of resume, contact details for two referees and a ‘1000-word pitch’ that considers:

    • Key accountabilities
    • Job specific capabilities
    • Selection criteria.

    ARPANSA recognises the need for our workforce to reflect the community we serve and provide an inclusive environment that respects and values diversity. We strongly encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    Please click here to apply.



  • 22 Mar 2023 10:40 AM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  10/04/2023

    • Ongoing
    • Full Time
    • $110,305 to $126,917

    • Executive Level 1

    Primary purpose of the role

    The Senior Regulatory Officer, Source Safety and Security will provide specialist advice and assistance to Regulatory Services Branch on the safety and regulation of radiation sources, with an emphasis on non-ionising radiation sources and in particular laser products. This role is located in a small multi-disciplinary team involved in the regulation of radiation sources held by Commonwealth entities.

    Please click here to apply.



  • 1 Mar 2023 11:04 PM | Matthew (Administrator)

    Application closing date:  11:59PM Sunday 12th March 2023

    • Ongoing I Full Time I $65k- $84k + 15.4% super  | salary sacrificing available
    • Sutherland Shire I Work-life balance I Health & Wellbeing Programs
    • Band 3/4 linked role with occasional overtime available
    • ANSTO fosters a culture of inclusion, where our diversity of thought and differing perspectives are a source of organisational agility, resilience and renewal

    About the Opportunity

     The Health Physics Surveyor provides hands-on safety advice and monitoring services to a range of operational areas to ensure the safety of staff, contractors and visitors; and compliance with ANSTO's WHS Standards and Practices, and with regulatory requirements.

    Your Duties and Responsibilities

    Monitor and measure radiation levels and advise on radiological hazards, provide ventilation safety advice, log information to ensure QA compliance.

    • Provide advice to different levels of personnel on the most effective practical radiation protection measures to be taken across a large and varied range of situations. This advice is based on defined policies and procedures within a set range of parameters.
    • Deliver basic radiation safety training to other ANSTO staff, including trainee safety officers and describe work procedures to non-ANSTO visitors.
    • Provide advice on radiation safety procedures to be incorporated into divisional documents, including assisting in the preparation of these work instructions while following safety standards, procedures and instructions.

    Please click here to view the Position Description.

    Please click here to apply.

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