First listed on: 22 February 2021
Maintenance Systems Officer

$75,109 - $80,450 (plus super)
Cairns, QLD

The Role
The APS5 Maintenance Systems Officer is accountable under limited direction to perform and achieve complex maintenance support work within an integrated workforce. Liaising with external stakeholders on schedules and scopes of work is key to the role ensuring issues are resolved within appropriate time frames. Supporting the Product Managers, they will undertake specialist research and analysis, conduct investigations and perform procedural, clerical, administrative support work to achieve results.

This position will project manage work plans, schedules, budgets, safety, and authorise the progress of activities. Using procurement and budget management knowledge, they will be required to process procurement suites of documents as a primary role.

The role will interpret and provide advice within the Materiel Management function area based on legislation, policy and procedures. They are accountable to have and maintain a well-developed understanding of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.  

About our Team
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.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, at Hydrographic SPO you will also have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence. Working for Defence will support you in balancing work life with family and other priorities. You can access a variety of flexible working arrangements, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%), can be sourced from the ‘Employment Agreement’ section of the Defence Enterprise Agreement

Our Ideal Candidate 
The APS5 Maintenance Systems Officer may coordinate and contribute to the work of a team consistent to a work plan and provide advice and assistance on methods of task completion to team members. They are expected to be capable of reviewing and developing the quality of work undertaken by others and identifying opportunities for on-the-job training within a work unit. The candidate will be accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility.

The role will be required to demonstrate high level inter-personal skills when engaging and communicating with stakeholders to identify, respond and provide advice on issues to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes. The ability to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders is a pivotal aspect of the role. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

Application Closing Date: 11:30 (AEDT) Monday 08 March 2021.

For further information please review the job information pack, reference CASG/00669/21 on


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