Assistant Secretary Regulation, Licensing and Authorisation

Department of Defence

The Australian Government will create a new independent statutory regulator, the ANPSSR. The new Regulator will have the functions and powers necessary to regulate the unique circumstances associated with nuclear safety and radiological protection across the lifecycle of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine enterprise. This includes associated infrastructure and facilities.

Therefore, Defence is seeking a highly qualified and experienced Senior Executive Service Band 1 to fill the role of the Assistant Secretary Regulation, Licensing and Authorisation position for the ANPSSR.

The Assistant Secretary Regulation, Licensing and Authorisation will facilitate the regulation in the areas of facility safety (including nuclear installations), radiation safety (including the environment) and security standards, and licencing for the ANPSSR. They will have the direct oversight of regulatory audit, inspection, compliance and assurance of license holders for an undertaking related to nuclear powered submarines that fall under the regulatory framework of the ANPSSR.

The occupant will establish and sustain strong collaborative arrangements with other branches within the ANPSSR and stakeholder relationships with the Australian Submarine Agency and Defence. The occupant will also establish productive relationships with license holders and other stakeholders, including the public and relevant bodies in relation to licensing of major facilities and will be responsible for setting and maintaining professional standards for the branch and aligning the branch business with the ANPSSR office as a whole.

The applicant will also show a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity, model the APS Values, APS Employment Principles and promote compliance with the APS Code of Conduct.

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