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#750 Chief Operating Officer, SES Band 2, Australian Transport Safety Bureau

#750 Chief Operating Officer, SES Band 2, 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 Operating Officer (SES Band 2) you will support the Chief Commissioner / CEO in the overall direction, management and administration of all aspects of the ATSB’s operations including its programs, investigation services and products as well as all aspects of the agency’s financial and operating performance in support of the agency’s strategic objectives and performance measures. In this role you will work closely with the CEO to create the management practices that enable a high performing and effective senior leadership team.

To be a strong contender for this role you will be a proven senior executive with over 5 years of senior executive experience in an operational environment and a diverse set of experiences and skills associated with transport and safety investigations. You will require extensive cross-functional operational and business support experience encompassing operations, risk management, asset / liability management, and stakeholder management. Your integrity, judgement and strong leadership credentials will be paramount. You will have a strong focus on results and be adept at managing sensitive issues under significant pressure.  Your impressive personal style and ability to engender trust and respect will be complemented by sound judgement, intellectual rigor, first class communication skills and impressive interpersonal and relationship building skills.

Qualifications/professional memberships in relevant corporate functions are desirable. Given that the Chief Operating Officer will, at times, deputise for the Chief Executive Officer, our preferred candidate will have tertiary qualifications in transport safety investigation or equivalent.

Your application should include a CV and a statement of claims (a short ‘pitch’ of approximately 1000 words or 2 pages) drawing out why you are interested in the role, what you offer the agency, your skill set, relevant career history and achievements, and your leadership attributes. In preparing your application you may also wish to take account of the following selection criteria which apply to SES roles in the APS.

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