PN553 Coordinator Maritime Incident Response

Classification: APS6 $81,441 - $92,663

Closing Date: 26/04/21

Location: Townsville, QLD

Closing: 11.59pm AEST, 26 April 2021

The Position

We are seeking an experienced natural resource manager or incident management professional to manage responses to maritime and other incidents within the World Heritage Area. This includes (but is not limited to) oil spills and pollution, vessel groundings and sinking, and extreme weather events. These activities are often performed in partnership with several other government agencies. This position is part of the Reef Joint Field Management Program (the Program) for the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). The Program undertakes many key functions within the GBRWHA. Activities are delivered across the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Commonwealth, including Commonwealth islands), the Great Barrier Reef Coast Marine Park (State) and island national parks (State), which together comprise the World Heritage Area. The Program is jointly funded and managed by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

The position plays an important role in the management of best practice vessel salvage, oil spill response and other incident management activities as well as site remediation to facilitate recovery of the values of the GBRWHA. The position provides environmental advice within the agency and to partner agencies during incident management. The position plays a key role in the Program’s maritime incident response operations. The position will be required to participate in the on-call roster and some response activities may require work away from the office, on weekends, public holidays or potentially some after hours activities.

Duties, Eligibility requirements and qualifications can be found in the position description.
Important: Please refer to the Position Description below (under “Related Content”) for information regarding Preparing your application and what your application must include.
The Applicant Details form can be found here:

How to apply:

Please email your application to

Your application must include:

1.a completed Applicant Details Form,
2.your ‘pitch’ (as described above)
3.proof of Australian citizenship,
4.a current curriculum vitae (resume) that includes

  • an outline of your career history
  • qualifications and/or formal/informal training relevant to the position
  • contact details for at least two recent referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor.

Contact Officer - Phil Koloi - 0409 639 528