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Marine Inspector

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Work type: full-time
Location: Multiple locations, Adelaide, Coffs Harbour, Hobart
Categories: Port Marine Surveyor & Marine Inspector

Marine Inspector
$115,565 - $134,779 + superannuation [15.4%]
3 positions: based in South Australia, Tasmania, and Coffs Harbour.
Full time permanent

  • Join a dynamic & friendly team delivering key marine safety regulatory results
  • Work for a modern regulator in a diverse marine environment
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous leave and superannuation arrangements


AMSA’s Operations division carries out a range of activities to ensure vessels are maintained in good condition and are operated safely by people with the required qualifications and skills. Our people undertake a range of targeted and reactive compliance functions, including communication and education, provision of information and advice, certification and monitoring activities, incident investigation and the issue of operational notices as the need arises.

Reporting to the Principal Regional Port Marine Surveyor, the Marine Inspector 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 ensuring they are addressed appropriately.


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

  • 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.


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

  • A commercial maritime Certificate of Competency (minimum Master <45m (NC) or Marine Engine Drive Grade 1 (NC)) or equivalent, whether valid or not, or accreditation as an AMSA Accredited Surveyor; or a relevant equivalent maritime qualification with substantial experience in a safety/compliance/risk management position in the maritime industry;
  • Knowledge of the domestic maritime safety regulation regimes including AMSA’s role and functions;
  • Ability to hold and maintain a Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC); and
  • Hold and maintain a current driver’s licence.

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 a healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • 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.

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

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.


Diversity and inclusion are a priority at AMSA.

Our role means that we impact and influence communities right across Australia, this is why it is essential that we draw on the diversity of our people to successfully deliver our mission of “ensuring safe vessel operations, combatting marine pollution and rescuing people in distress”.

We are proud to have been recognised as an Inclusive Employer 2022-2023 by the Diversity Council of Australia, and continue to focus on embedding inclusive values within our organisation.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At AMSA we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway – you might just be the person we’re looking for!

We encourage applications from people of all diverse backgrounds and are committed to supporting you to reach your full potential.  You can find more information about our diversity and inclusion commitments in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.


Please complete your application on our website via the Careers at AMSA page by 3 December 2023. 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 roles please contact Wayne Cooper (SA and Tas) on 03 8612 6010; or Simon Robards (Coffs Harbour) on 02 8918 1301.

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

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