First listed on: 09 May 2024
Aviation Safety Assurance Officer

$91,702 - $104,753 (APS 6) + Super
Melbourne CBD - VIC

The Role

Are you looking to join a motivated and professional team? 
Do you value forming effective relationships in a diverse environment, within Defence? 
Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding position, which supports work-life balance, flexible working arrangements and includes 15.4% superannuation, located in Melbourne CBD?

The Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA) is offering multiple opportunities to join the Directorate of Initial Airworthiness (DIA) within the oversight and regulatory teams. The roles are multi-faceted and require integration with adjacent product assurance teams within DASA.  

These roles within DIA involve: 

  • Conducting assurance and oversight activities of organisations in the continued airworthiness, aircraft design and production domains. 
  • Assessing applications for various DASA issued authorisations. Authorisations in the team vary from individuals, organisations and product approvals. 
  • Analysing and developing aviation safety regulations and policy.
  • Providing training and education to the regulated community. 
  • Monitoring occurrence reports and to intervene through mandatory action directives. 

About our Team
The DASA vision ‘Capability First, Safety Always’ reflects our mission in supporting Defence aviation capability. Directorate of Initial Airworthiness (DIA) is providing assurance that safety risks are effectively managed. DIA contributes to this by: 

  • Promulgating initial airworthiness policy and regulation, 
  • Certifying Defence aviation systems, 
  • Overseeing design and production organisations.

DASA is a dynamic organisation formed in recent years. You will be able to influence how aviation safety is managed into the future for Defence, and play a part in current aviation capability. We offer a diverse range of work to develop your career in aviation safety and beyond. Shifting priorities require a high degree of flexibility and open up opportunities to work across DASA teams, allowing you to shape your career progression. Working in the APS is both challenging and rewarding. You can make significant contributions to Australia, whilst supported by flexible employment conditions. 

Our Ideal Candidate
DASA is looking for technical professionals passionate about aviation safety in the Defence context. Your contribution will have a critical bearing on promoting aviation safety.  Possessing experience in design, production or management of safety critical systems within the aviation industry will be advantageous. As will knowledge pertaining to type certification and initial airworthiness concepts, either civil or military. Knowledge of aviation safety regulations and/or aviation safety management systems (SMS) will be highly regarded. 

For these roles, you:

  • Will draw on your broad experience to assess organisational performance and identify and evaluate safety risks.  
  • Are methodical in conducting oversight and promotion activities.  
  • Possess critical thinking skills to conduct research and analysis across a range of aviation safety frameworks to inform policy development.
  • Possess professionalism when providing high quality advice to senior engineering managers and key stakeholders. 

Application Closing Date: Thursday 30 May 2024

For further information please review the job information pack, reference AF/0377224 on 


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