First listed on: 20 December 2018



APS Level 5 - Executive Level 1
$72,907 - $113,866 (plus super)
Canberra, ACT

  • Looking for a challenging career?
  • Want to work in supportive teams of high-calibre colleagues?
  • Want to feel a sense of value and meaning for the work you do?

Then, it’s an exciting time to join the Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and work on Australia’s most complex Defence naval capabilities.

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise to support the implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades. Modernisation of our naval forces is a complex, national endeavour aimed at building and sustaining Australia’s naval capabilities. It will create economic growth through Australian industry involvement and in securing Australian jobs for future generations through a continuous naval shipbuilding industry.

The Naval Shipbuilding Enterprise in Defence comprises:

Submarine Domain: whose focus is to ensure Australia has an enduring and potent submarine capability by working with Navy and industry counterparts in a submarine enterprise.

Ships Division: who have a major role in progressing a number of complex and ambitious shipbuilding programs to modernise the Royal Australian Navy.

Maritime Systems Division: who are responsible for all maritime acquisition and sustainment business conducted through Maritime Support Branch, Major Surface Ships Branch, and Specialist Ships Branch.

Naval Shipbuilding careers

The Domains all play a critical role in establishing the naval ship building enterprise over the next two decades, and to achieve this, the Australian Defence Organisation requires talented, motivated and skilled people to drive this critical Government agenda.

Positions are being advertised in the following categories:

CASG/04554/18 Executive Level 1 $100,946- $113,866 (plus 15.4% super)

  • ILS Practitioner  - Acquisition
  • ILS Practitioner – Sustainment

CASG/04553/18 APS Level 6 $79,870 - $91,238 (plus 15.4% super)

  • ILS Manager Acquisition
  • ILS Practitioner Acquisition
  • Material Inventory Officer
  • Data Management Officer
  • Disposals Officer
  • Maintenance Systems Officer
  • Logistics Officer

CASG/04551/18 APS Level 5 $72,907 - $78,092 (plus 15.4% super)

  • ILS Manager Acquisition
  • ILS Practitioner Acquisition
  • Material Inventory Officer
  • Data Management Officer
  • Disposals Officer
  • Maintenance Systems Officer
  • Logistics Officer

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, you will also have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence.

Working for Defence

Defence will support you in balancing work life with family and other priorities. You can access a variety of flexible working arrangements, including part-time work, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five. Competitive remuneration packages that may respond to industry variations and include generous superannuation arrangements.

Defence will make a superannuation contribution of 15.4 per cent, higher than most industries, with the opportunity for you to make additional personal contributions. Defence is an inclusive employer and values the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the Department. We have a number of communities across Defence that promote inclusive practices and provide employees the opportunity to participate in ceremonial and cultural events.

You will be eligible to access a range of work-life balance benefits including:

  • Access to flexible working arrangements to support your personal life
  • four weeks annual leave, with the option to purchase an additional four weeks leave
  • three weeks personal/careers leave if you are unwell or need to care for others in your family/household
  • three months long service leave after meeting the qualifying period
  • 14 weeks maternity, adoption or fostering leave
  • five weeks paid Defence Force Reserve leave
  • additional leave days, including a stand down over the Christmas and New Year period and other public holidays
  • other leave to support compassionate, bereavement or unexpected circumstances.

Application Closing Date: 03 February 2019.       

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/04554/18, CASG/04553/18 or CASG/04551/18 on


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