Assistant Director Operational Technology Training

Location Various locations - ACT ACT


Overview of the Branch and Section: Enforcement Technologies and Logistics Section (ET&L) provides sustainment support for enforcement technologies used by the Australian Border Force (ABF), including maintenance and technical training. These technologies enable the detection and presumptive identification of prohibited and restricted goods and include x-ray, trace detection, substance identification and radio-logical technologies. The section also manages the outsourced provision of sea cargo logistics at ABF Container Examination Facilities and provides a radiation safety management function for facilities, and equipment in support of ABF operations.

About the role: Would you like to be part of dynamic team that supports the Australian Border Force (ABF) to identify prohibited and restricted goods at Australia's air and sea ports? If this sounds like you, Enforcement Technologies & Logistics is seeking a high performing candidate that reports to the Director ET&L to lead a team of essential technical subject matter experts in detection and identification technologies and the training frameworks supporting the deployed technologies within the ABF. The primary role is to manage the Operational Technology Training (OTT) team and be responsible for managing detection and identification technology training programs nationally through a train-the-trainer delivery model. This includes being responsible for developing technology-related operational policies and procedures, providing technical support to technology acquisition or enhancement projects and providing technical advice on detection and identification technologies to a wide range of stakeholders.

Our ideal candidate: The Department is looking for people who enjoy working in a rapidly evolving and forward thinking environment. With a focus on innovation and progression, our ideal candidate will help to maintain and further develop our innovative processes. Whilst working in Enforcement Technologies & Logistics you will be exposed to cutting edge technology as well as training resources that can fast track your professional development, allowing you to excel within and outside of the Department.

The successful candidate will be self-driven and seek to directly influence the key outcomes of the organisation. The key duties of the position include Specific duties/responsibilities: Leading a team of remote-based staff, you will take a proactive approach to your work, delivering high quality outcomes and you will be expected under limited direction to perform a wide range of tasks including, but not limited to: Support projects to identify, assess, trial and deploy new or enhanced technologies to improve the detection capability at the border Develop and implement policy and operational protocols for the use of detection and identification technology Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders in the use of technology Provide technical advice on detection and identification technol.

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4 Sep 2020


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