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Aps 5 - Quality Assurance Officer

Australian Government Department of Defence - Cairns City, QLD

Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • $73,636 - $78,873 (plus super)
  • Cairns - QLD

The Role:

The Quality Assurance Officer role is accountable under broad direction to support the day to day activities of the Quality Management System. They are accountable to have and maintain a well-developed understanding of and compliance to relevant legislative frameworks, government decision making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements. Additionally they will be required to engage and communicate with stakeholders to identify, respond and provide advice on issues to achieve work unit and Defence outcomes. They will be accountable to contribute towards ongoing self-improvement and professional development.

An APS 5 Quality Assurance Officer will be accountable for organising their workflow and making independent decisions relating to their area of responsibility. They will interpret and provide advice within the quality function based on legislation, policy and procedures. They will undertake specialist research and analysis, conduct reviews and perform procedural and clerical support work to achieve results.

About our Team:

The Australian Government is laying the foundations for a nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise to support the implementation of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan. The Plan outlines the Australian Government’s vision for the Australian naval shipbuilding enterprise and the significant investment required in coming decades.

In addition to being involved in building Australia’s future naval fleet, at Hydrographic SPO you will also have access to generous and attractive working conditions as an Australian Public Servant in Defence. Working for Defence will support you in balancing work life with family and other priorities. You can access a variety of flexible working arrangements, occasionally working from home and working hours that aren’t always nine to five.

Information on Defence employees’ working conditions, including an attractive remuneration package that may respond to industry variations and a generous superannuation contribution (15.4%), can be sourced from the Defence Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020.

Our Ideal Candidate:

The right person will demonstrate leadership behaviours and traits in accordance with Defence Values.

We are looking for a candidate with a demonstrated understanding of and experience in supporting and maintaining Quality Management Systems.

They will be accountable to ensure they have knowledge of and compliance with legislative frameworks, government decision-making and Defence’s mission and policy requirements.

They will have a considerable level of stakeholder engagement and liaison with stakeholders in relation to quality system issues.

They will be organised, demonstrate attention to detail, have effective communication skills, can manage workflow and resources whilst working in a dynamic and busy environment. They will work independently with the opportunity for reasonable autonomy and accountability for the achievement of outcomes of their work.

They will be accountable to work within a team, communicate effectively (manage up and manage down) while managing workflow and resources.