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Executive Manager Opportunities – National Indigenous Times


Executive Manager Opportunities

  • Status: Non-ongoing for a specified term of up to five years
  • Location: Canberra
  • Senior Manager 2 (equivalent to SES Band 2)

About the role

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) is seeking applications from experienced and innovative leaders to join their senior leadership team as Executive Managers (equivalent SES Band 2). A merit pool may be established through this process for other vacancies as they arise over the next 18 months.

An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. Terms and conditions of employment for Senior Managers are outlined in Common Law Contract where the tenure will be up to a five year period.

An Executive Manager role at CASA will enable you to substantially contribute to programs and projects that make a real difference to the Australian community and help to keep our skies safe. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer & Director of Aviation Safety (CEO/DAS), Executive Managers are responsible for the following deliverables, which represent an ongoing body of work.

  • Lead and develop multi-disciplinary teams responsible for delivery across a diverse stakeholder base in a geographically dispersed and complex regulatory environment.
  • Lead the development and effective execution of a number of programs or projects related to the Division.
  • Proactively engage with internal and external stakeholders with effective and considered communication, working collaboratively to deliver well-informed advice and guidance.
  • Manage the staffing, budget and physical resources of the Division effectively and efficiently to achieve CASA’s objectives in accordance with relevant legislation, CASA’s Corporate Plan and the CEO/DAS’s directives and policies.
  • Lead and promote workplace inclusion and safety acting in accordance with CASA’s Values ​​and Behaviours, including leading a geographically dispersed workforce.
  • Engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in a sensitive, respectful and equitable manner
  • Work supportively and cooperatively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve shared outcomes

This role has also been advertised in parallel as Affirmative Measure – Disability or Indigenous.

Candidates who wish to apply for an affirmative measure must meet the eligibility requirements and will need to submit their application on the affirmative measure vacancy on CASA’s website. HOME website.


Employment with CASA is subject to conditions prescribed within the Civil Aviation Act 1988. The following requirements must be met to be eligible to fill this role

  • At minimum, prospective CASA employees must undergo pre-employment screening. You must be willing to provide required information to successfully undergo a police record check.
  • the occupant of the position must be an Australian citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting Level 1 security clearance.
  • Some roles may be safety sensitive positions. Depending on the role you perform, you might perform, or be available to perform, safety sensitive aviation activities, as defined in the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998. Safety sensitive positions also require staff to undertake a pre-employment alcohol and drug test as part of CASA’s Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people.

Eligibility (affirmative measure)

  • The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the ‘Racial Discrimination Act 1975’ and under Section 27 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Direction 2016. These vacancies are only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people, or people with disabilities. To be engaged under the Affirmative Measures provision, evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australian heritage or disability may be required.

Our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

To be suitable for Executive Manager roles within CASA, you will have:

  • Demonstrated strategic leadership capabilities and the ability to drive change in a multi-disciplined technical environment across a geographically dispersed network.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading a division to deliver programs, projects, or initiatives in complex environments, with the ability to assess emerging issues and trends which may impact on the delivery of services.
  • Excellent negotiation, facilitation, influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal, to manage disparate views among stakeholders, including at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated abilities to lead and oversee effective stakeholder engagement on sensitive issues requiring conflict resolution within constrained timeframes.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote continuous improvement, support the development of management systems, identify opportunities for improvement and manage change.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, and their issues and to be able to communicate respectfully with them.

For some of our Executive Manager roles, relevant competencies and experience in aviation safety is highly desirable. Tertiary and technical qualifications in management, leadership, aviation or disciplines relevant to the functions being managed are also highly desirable.

About us

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority’s (CASA) primary function is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australia, Australian civil airspace and the operation civil air operations in Australia, Australian civil airspace and the operation of Australian aircraft overseas.

CASA is committed to having a flexible and inclusive workplace and recognizes and values ​​the diversity of the wider Australian community.

We encourage and welcome applications from people with Disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mature age people.

culture and benefits

We value our people. CASA values ​​social and cultural diversity and is committed to a safe workplace. We are committed to the attraction, recruitment and retention of Indigenous Australians and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

CASA is committed to attaining and retaining the highest quality of skilled professionals and providing a desirable work environment in which they can maximize their talent and potential. We provide rewarding careers, promote work-life balance and support professional and personal development.

For full details and information on the role please visit the CASA website.

Contact Officer for inquiries: Pip Spence on ph: 02 6217 1111

Closing Date for Applications: AEST 11.59pm, 13 July 2022

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