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#741 Chief Commissioner, (Statutory Appointment), Australian Transport Safety Bureau

#741 Chief Commissioner, (Statutory Appointment), Australian Transport Safety Bureau

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is Australia’s national, no-blame, transport safety investigator. The ATSB is established under the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 (TSI Act) and is a Commonwealth statutory agency under the Public Service Act 1999 (PS Act) with a governance structure consisting of a full-time Chief Commissioner and three part-time Commissioners. The ATSB’s primary role is the independent investigation of transport accidents and other safety occurrences with the primary objective of delivering improved transport safety outcomes for the travelling public including in aviation, marine and rail transport.

As Chief Commissioner and Chief Executive of the ATSB you will lead this small agency providing strong and independent leadership to the ATSB’s Commission and workforce and be responsible for the management and administration of the ATSB. You will have an understanding of the processes of government and the capacity to lead this independent organisation within this framework. You will also have the experience to work strategically in a complex regulatory and industry context.

To be a strong contender for this role you will, ideally, have cross-modal experience from across the public and/or private sectors;  have a high level of administrative and analytical capacity; a successful track record of complex and accountable administration and leadership; extensive relevant senior management experience with responsibility for managing sizeable groups of people and substantial operating budgets; expertise in areas such as safety management, investigation management, applied risk management or legal analysis; and experience with, and exposure to, the media.

Complementing this will be sound judgement, the capacity to provide confident and expert advice, demonstrated experience in effectively managing multiple high level stakeholder relationships in a complex policy environment and the ability to resolve sensitive issues and negotiate outcomes in a contested environment. You will be innovative and flexible and have a strong record of contributing to organisational stewardship including developing strong governance frameworks, leading people and managing resources to achieve quality outcomes, and drive a high performance organisational culture.

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