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Senior Personnel Security Specialist

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Work type: Full Time Permanent
Location: ACT
Categories: Safety, Aviation

  • Located in Canberra
  • Full time permanent opportunity

The Organisation

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11% of the world’s airspace and provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Our people are our greatest asset with a dynamic and diverse team operating from locations across the country - from bustling cities to regional and remote locations, including an island. This team keep Australia’s aviation industry safe every day of the year, both in the air and on the ground.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs, and facilitating trade and tourism.

Airservices is committed to fostering a culture that is diverse, inclusive, and respectful.  We encourage motivated individuals who love what they do, value a service first mindset and embrace a challenge to explore a career with Airservices. In return you will be a valued team member, be offered flexibility and experience a meaningful career in an exciting, ever-evolving aviation industry.

The Role & The Team

The Senior Personnel Security Specialist oversees operational and administrative support for suitability and ongoing suitability for employment background checks for all Airservices personnel and contractors, as well as the Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) program, National Security Clearances and Airservices’ Identification Cards (AIC).

You will be required to:

  • Interpret regulatory changes within the business context for Airservices and adjust policies accordingly.
  • Lead functions to ensure organisational alignment with the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) within the Personnel Security remit.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder feedback about background checking and Identification processes on issues such as quality, timeliness, service and cost.
  • Provision of a range of ongoing Performance and Compliance reporting.
  • Establish and foster external stakeholder relationships with background checking partners and regulators; maintain currency of information.
  • Establish relationships across Airservices that have a stake in the personnel security function.
  • Provide backup within the broader team during times of absence including act in the Head of Security & Resilience position.
  • Keep current with trends in Personnel & Aviation Security and the changing and evolving functions across the Airservices value chain.

Please see the link below to view the full Position Description:

Download File Senior Personnel Security Specialist 2023 (1).pdf

The Person

The successful applicant will possess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) within the Personnel Security.
  • The ability to interpret regulations in the business context, with Aviation Security experience.
  • A strong business acumen and customer services focus, with proven abilities to deliver positive business outcomes to diverse stakeholders.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, representation and communication skills (both orally and written) – including a proven ability to develop, influence and maintain productive working relationships at all levels.

Airservices Australia is a diverse and inclusive employer that recognises the benefits of having a workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. We encourage applications from diverse groups including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Security Clearance

To be eligible to apply, you must be an Australian Citizen, must possess or have the ability to hold a Negative Vetting Level 1 Security Clearance.Please refer to the security check requirements successful applicants will be required to undertake as part of the recruitment process.

Should you require any further information please contact Christine Collins -TA Partner on 0409 773726 or

How to Apply

To apply for this position please lodge an application online before Applications close 11.55 pm (AEST) Wednesday the 8th of February 2023

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Application close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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