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Business Support Officer

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Work type: full-time
Location: Canberra
Categories: Administration & Business Support

Business Support Officer
$68,509 - $77,109 + 15.4% super
Canberra based


Reporting to the Senior Officer, Business Support in the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO), this position supports the Corporate Services management team (COO plus six) by delivering administrative, business support and coordination services.

You will be responsible for:

  • coordination services, including individual diary management (where requested)
  • maintaining systems for the recording, storing and retrieving of data and information
  • coordinating corporate governance processes, including planning, reporting, and information requests
  • arrange and acquit domestic and international travel for Corporate Services and the management team as required
  • organise, coordinate and plan seminars and workshops
  • deliver administrative support, including invoicing support, stationery ordering and reporting 


To be successful in this position, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • demonstrated experience providing business and secretariat support
  • ability to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders
  • proved experience handling confidential and sensitive situations
  • ability to learn new approaches and systems quickly
  • proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite of applications

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.


We are committed a supportive and collaborative work environment, which is why AMSA offers:

  • Flexible work including work from home arrangements
  • Health and wellbeing programs including annual flu vaccinations and an annual healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • An office-wide Christmas period shutdown (in addition to annual leave provisions)
  • An ability to work for an organisation charged with protecting our marine environments and saving lives


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.

AMSA offers unique and interesting career opportunities, and we employ around 450 people across Australia. To learn more about our organisation please visit our website.


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”.

AMSA has developed and is implementing a Gender Equity Action Plan, which establishes a clear pathway for the organisation to achieve gender equity from the inside out.  

We also 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 11th August 2022, 11:55pm.

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 Cody Moran on

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

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.

Position Description

Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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