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Marine Inspector

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Work type: full-time
Location: Cairns, Geraldton
Categories: Regions

Marine Inspector

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

2 positions: Cairns and Geraldton immediate vacancies.

Seeking future candidates with interest in other locations.




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 fishers off the beach 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 also rescues yachties in far flung parts of Australia’s oceans. AMSA’s functions are broad ranging from developing policy and regulation, to approvals and compliance and incident management.

We work with a range of stakeholders across governments, industry and the community reflecting the complexity, challenges and opportunities in 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.



Reporting to the Principal Regional Port Marine Surveyor, as the Marine Inspector, you will have the opportunity to support the key initiatives of the region and provide input to broader strategies and goals. You will play an important and collaborative role as an ambassador for AMSA by sharing your knowledge and expertise to promote a safe culture within the maritime industry. Specifically, you will be responsible for conducting a range of field-based, face-to-face compliance activities, identifying unsafe practices and non-compliance and ensuring they are addressed appropriately.



People who are successful in this position must have the following pre-requisites:

  • Experience within a safety, compliance or risk management position; ideally within the maritime industry
  • A fast learner with a willingness to participate in development opportunities, with an ability to share these experiences across a team.
  • Strong presentation skills and a passion for supporting a safety-first culture.
  • Technically qualified with a current Australian driver’s license, as travel will be a requirement of this position.

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 to successfully deliver against our mission 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 with other backgrounds.  You can find more information about AMSA’s 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 Sunday 21 August 2022. You will need to provide:

  • your resumé (maximum of 3 pages)
  • a brief cover letter (maximum 800 words) outlining what you will bring to this role and your preferred location. If the location is unsuitable at this stage, please also highlight the location you are interested in.


For any questions regarding the role please contact the hiring manager stated below:

Marine Inspector Cairns - Justin Williams, Manager Operations North at

Marine Inspector Geraldton - Carlo Di Meglio, Manager Operations West at Carlo.Dimeglio@amsa,


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.

Position Description

Advertised: E. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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