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Advisor Safety Liaison

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Work type: full-time
Location: Sydney
Categories: Vessel Operations

Advisor Safety Liaison

$112,199 - $130,853 + superannuation (15.4%)





The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of international shipping and domestic commercial vessels, protection of the environment from ship sourced pollution and search and rescue nationally. Our operations are diverse; from regulating fishing boats to 345 metre liquefied natural gas tankers, and everything commercial in between. We help protect Australia’s precious marine environments like the Great Barrier Reef from the impacts of shipping, and rescue people in distress in waters surrounding Australia. AMSA’s functions include vessel and seafarer safety, incident management and responding to ship sourced pollution events. 

We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities of our business. Our vision connects them all and inspires our talented people to make a real difference every day – “Safe and clean seas, saving lives”

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 440 people across Australia.  To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.



As the Advisor Safety Liaison, you will have the opportunity to improve the safety of the maritime industry with a focus in New South Wales. In this role you will project manage the development and delivery of safety compliance and education campaigns aimed at improving safety outcomes for the industry. You will manage relationships between AMSA and key industry stakeholder bodies in NSW. While regionally based, you will be nationally responsive to ensure a consistent nation-wide delivery of our safety campaigns.

This role will provide you with an opportunity to use your knowledge and experience of the maritime industry and/or human factors/system safety to contribute to the improvement of maritime safety standards.



To be successful in this role, you will need experience working in a multi-faceted safety or regulatory environment.

You will require strong safety management systems knowledge, relationship and communication skills, including the ability to explain complex safety topics to a variety of stakeholders. You require good project management skills to work across AMSA to develop and implement safety compliance and education campaigns. Knowledge of and a strong network base of key maritime stakeholders in NSW is desirable. 

Additionally, you will need strong negotiation skills and understanding of behavioural safety to help encourage stakeholders in achieving desired safety outcomes.

For more information about this role, please refer to the position description.

Note: Information about our terms and conditions of employment are contained in the AMSA Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.



At AMSA we acknowledge the value diversity brings. Given the diversity of our role and our impact and influence on communities right across Australia, it is essential that we can draw on the diversity of our people in order to successfully deliver against our mission as a regulator of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with a disability and people from other diverse backgrounds.  You can find more information about AMSA diversity and inclusion initiatives set out in our Diversity and Inclusion Plan here.



Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 11:55pm, Wednesday, 17 August 2022. You will need to provide:

  • your resume (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role.

For any questions regarding the role please contact Mal Christie on 02 6279 5530 or

If you have any questions about the recruitment process please contact Human Resources on



AMSA supports flexible work in recognition of the importance of balancing work and personal commitments. AMSA is committed to a performance-based culture where flexibility is an accepted part of how work gets done.


AMSA does not engage staff under the APS Act. AMSA engages employees under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 and our remuneration arrangements are specific to AMSA.

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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