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Safety Performance Specialist

Civil Aviation Safety Authority - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Safety Performance Specialist

· Permanent ongoing role

· Location: CBR or BNE preferred (other locations considered)

· Aviation Safety Regulator Level 1/2 (based on skills and experience)

· $103,424 - $145,989 plus 15.4% superannuation

The Duties

The Safety Performance Specialist is responsible for providing safety system expertise, particularly in relation to CASA oversight functions. As such the position will analyse, design, recommend, and implement management strategies for safety issues and associated projects and taskings identified by CASA. The role will also involve development of safety related documentation, mentoring and facilitation of training for system safety.

The Safety Performance Specialist works under broad guidance and utilises open and effective communication skills to provide high-quality advice to support the development of a complex safety management system (SMS) and associated material and process, including support to other CASA branches and key stakeholders.

The Safety Performance Specialist will be responsible for, the following deliverables:

  • Ensuring the optimisation of system safety across CASA oversight functions both in general and more specifically with regards to safety management
  • Lead risk analysis activities and research into aviation safety systems performance, including making assessments and recommendations for CASA’s response to safety risks
  • Advice and support to CASA, industry, and others regarding all aspects of the development, delivery, suitability and monitoring of safety management systems
  • Advice and support to CASA and others associated with the development, delivery and monitoring of Australia’s safety program initiatives including the State Safety Program and related safety initiatives
  • Development and delivery of workshops and other training associated with system safety
  • Foster a cooperative working relationship with exchange and input of operational and design safety data with other CASA Divisions and stakeholders
  • Development of CASA safety related documentation and other publications
  • Ensure system safety oversight activities are conducted and continuously improved in accordance with CASA process and procedures
  • Provide operations technical input to the Safety Systems Section and to the development and improvement of CASA’s safety plans and associated initiatives
  • Attending to general enquiries regarding safety management
  • As required, undertake research activities as relevant to the role particularly across safety management related areas and more specifically with regards to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) SMS requirements
  • Other challenging safety management related tasks, reflected in regulatory complexity, or characteristics of the regulated entity, applying judgement and exercising capabilities in accord with the CASA Capability Framework at the Advanced/Guide level
  • Promoting workplace safety, equity and diversity and participative management and environmental management practices in the workplace and act in accordance with the CASA Values and Behaviour


Employment with CASA is subject to conditions prescribed within the Civil Aviation Act 1988. Before you prepare an application, you must ensure you meet the eligibility requirements:

  • be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident
  • hold a Tertiary qualification from a recognised institution in a discipline relevant to safety management (human factors and/or psychology would be highly regarded) or extensive SMS experience and associated training

As this position is safety sensitive, you may be required to undertake pre-employment alcohol and drug tests as part of CASA’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy. If you are the preferred candidate, your offer of employment will be conditional on the drug and alcohol tests beingcompleted and the verified results being received and accepted by CASA as meeting the requirements of the position.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience

Along with meeting the requirements outlined in the eligibility criteria, our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • A comprehensive aviation industry background with extensive practical experience as an expert in the design and implementation of Safety Management Systems
  • Comprehensive experience in aviation Human Factors and how the knowledge is applied both theoretically and practically within the SMS context
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to present complex findings and technical recommendations in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong stakeholder management skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively with external networks in knowledge sharing
  • Demonstrable research capability in safety management related areas
  • Training delivery experience in the aviation technical and/or non-technical fields

About us

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia, Australian civil airspace and the operation civil air operations in Australia, Australian civil airspace and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.

Culture and benefits

We value our people. CASA values social and cultural diversity and is committed to a safe workplace. We are committed to the attraction, recruitment and retention of Indigenous Australians and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CASA is committed to attaining and retaining the highest quality of skilled professionals and providing a desirable work environment in which they can maximise their talent and potential. We provide rewarding careers, promote work-life balance and support professional and personal development.

For full details and information on the role please visit the CASA website. 

Contact Officer for enquiries: Charles Galea on ph: 02 6217 1111

Ref. No: NA

Closing Date for Applications:13 June 2021

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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