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Geographic Information Services Analyst

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Work type: full-time
Location: Canberra
Categories: Information Services

GIS Analyst
$94,738 - $113,122 + 15.4% super
Full time


The GIS Analyst will be responsible for supporting the maintenance of AMSA’s 24/7 GIS environment and geospatial data assets to ensure the organisation has the IT platforms and data necessary to achieve its goals and objectives.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing operational GIS support for AMSA’s business areas including mission critical business functions within the Response Division, using your analysis, mapping, and visualisation skills
  • Assisting the Enterprise GIS Administrator to maintain AMSA’s spatial assets including, enterprise geospatial database, online GIS servers and published spatial products
  • Support System administration and operation of the GIS
  • Providing geospatial analytic services as requested by AMSA business units and external clients
  • Producing and supplying material for publication, demonstrations, displays and legal briefings
  • Provide support for AMSAs Digital Image Media system


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

  • Advanced knowledge of, and current experience in, the use of GIS systems.
  • Experience in ESRI’s ArcGIS Pro, Server, Portal, and Online platforms
  • Ability to apply the acquisition, integration, production and analysis of geospatial information to the organisation
  • Working knowledge of spatial database management, spatial system administration and project management
  • Ability to self-motivate and provide timely advice and support to the team and other Divisions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain system operating procedures

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.

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.


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 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 11:55pm (AEST), 11 June 2024. 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 Anthony Greenhalgh at  

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

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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