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Regulatory Officer | ARPANSA

Post date : 25 January 2023
Close date : 28 February 2023
Category : Job Advertisement
Vacancies : 1

Salary : $103,038-$117,858 package incl 15.4uper

Job Description

Primary purpose of the role

In this role you will be responsible for providing advice in relation to ARPANSA regulatory functions, including assessment of licence applications; monitoring compliance and conducting inspections; providing advice on radiation protection and nuclear safety and the regulation prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations; and assisting with the development of policies, strategies and regulatory guidance.

Key accountabilities
  • Assess applications for licences of nuclear installations, prescribed radiation facilities and sources against legislation, guidelines, codes and standards;
  • Perform inspections of nuclear installations and prescribed radiation facilities to assess compliance with legislation and associated codes and standards;
  • Contribute to the development of regulatory policies, processes and associated guidelines;
  • Contribute to the development of codes and standards for radiation protection and nuclear safety;
  • Liaise with ARPANSA stakeholders on issues related to regulation of sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations;
  • Undertake assigned tasks as a member of the Regulatory Services Branch as required.

Job Requirement

Job specific capabilities

The role is part of a larger regulatory team responsible for providing advice on the regulation of sources, prescribed radiation facilities and nuclear installations undertaken by Australian Government entities and their contractors. The position provides an opportunity to contribute to regulatory reform and build productive and sustainable relationships with ARPANSA’s stakeholders.

To be considered for this position, you must possess a science or engineering degree from an Australian University or comparable overseas qualifications which are appropriate to the duties of the position. The candidate should have experience in radiation protection and/or nuclear safety. Experience of working in a regulated environment or in a regulatory role would be advantageous.

The successful applicant will be agile, demonstrate a high degree of initiative, the capacity to analyse a variety of sources of information and make sound recommendations, possess excellent oral and written communication skills and drive to advocate ARPANSA’s role in radiation protection and nuclear safety.

You must hold Australian citizenship or possess permanent residency status leading to citizenship and be prepared to travel interstate and internationally as required. The position is a designated security assessed position that will require you to successfully undertake and maintain a security clearance. In addition, the candidate should possess a current driver’s licence.

Selection criteria

There are five selection criteria for this role. If you want to advance your career, please tells us your skills, experiences and achievements that demonstrate all selection criteria in no more than 1000 words in total.

  1. Demonstrated experience in radiation protection and/or nuclear safety or working in a high hazard environment.
  2. Demonstrated ability to undertake systematic analysis of information and contribute to strategic thinking.
  3. Regulatory experience either within a regulatory agency or a regulated entity.
  4. Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive working relationships.
  5. Proven ability to act with high levels of integrity and professionalism and well-developed skills in high level communication and negotiation.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit:

For further information, please contact Andrew McCormick via phone 02 9541 8352.

Application close: 28 February 2023

This position will be offered Ongoing/Non-ongoing for a specified term of up to 30 June 2024, with the possibility of extension up to three years. This non-ongoing position may become ongoing. Should the position become ongoing then the Order of Merit established through this selection process may be used to fill the vacancy on an ongoing basis.

To find out more about working at ARPANSA, please visit .

To apply, please submit your resume, the ARPANSA application cover sheet and a ‘1000-word pitch’ that considers the position overview, job responsibilities, and the selection criteria, to

ARPANSA values workplace diversity and is committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and respectful work environment. We welcome people with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, people with disabilities, people that identify as LGBTIQ+, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Should you require special assistance through any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources team.

Company Details

** For those interested and qualified candidates, please contact the contact person directly.

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

38-40 Urunga Parade, Miranda NSW 2228

Contact Person : Andrew McCormick
Contact Number : 02 9541 8352
Contact Email :
Company Website :

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