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3 Dec 2020

Full-Time Assistant Director Bathymetric Data Assessment

Department of Defence – Posted by Andrew Luks Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Job Description

Executive Level 1

$101,955 – $115,005 (plus super)

Wollongong, NSW

The Role
The Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) is seeking a Level 1 Hydrographic Surveyor to lead a small office-based validation and assessment team. Duties primarily involve managing and approving the examination, verification and deconfliction of hydrographic data and the allocation of quality attributes required for nautical chart compilation. There is an emphasis on building strong relationships with survey authorities and within the AHO to ensure quality hydrographic survey data is provided for nautical charting.

The position would suit a hydrographic surveyor with broad experience surveying the maritime environment, who may be seeking the stability of working in an office environment. Knowledge of current hydrographic surveying practices, including modern multibeam sonar systems, laser bathymetry, bathymetric processing and associated quality assurance measures would be advantageous.

About our Team
The team is part of the National Hydrography Program Directorate within the Australian Hydrographic Office (AHO) located in Wollongong. The AHO comprises a mix of about 150 Navy and APS staff working to enable safe navigation in Australian waters through the provision of Australia’s national hydrographic services.

The Bathymetric Data Assessment team consists of a mix of 8 Navy and APS personnel with skills in hydrographic surveying, geographic information systems and cartography. The team’s main function is to prepare bathymetric data for use in nautical chart compilation. This involves hydrographic data manipulation, visualisation, examination and assessment against national and international standards. Quality attributes are assigned to create validated bathymetry which is then combined to produce source bathymetry surfaces for use in nautical chart compilation.

Our Ideal Candidate
Our ideal candidate will have qualifications and experience in hydrographic surveying, being a Certified Hydrographic Surveyor Level 1 or equivalent. They have experience with a broad range of hydrographic surveying sensors and current hydrographic practices. They have demonstrated experience analysing hydrographic data to ensure compliance with survey standards and requirements. They possess high attention to detail and readily adapt to new technology and enterprise data management systems. They have a proven ability to lead small teams to achieve complex outcomes. They posses high level communications skills and build effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

How to Apply

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DIG/04760/20 on Defence Careers

Job Categories: Hydrology. Job Types: Full-Time.

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