First listed on: 28 February 2018

Centre for Earth Observation Co-ordination and Communications Officer

  • Newly created position
  • Add value through efficient and effective operations support
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science and technology research organisation

The Position

CSIRO’s Astronomy & Space Science is seeking to appoint a Co-ordination & Communications Officer within their newly established CSIRO Centre for Earth Observation (CCEO)

You as the successful candidate will co-ordinate CSIRO’s activities in EO, covering subjects from small satellite development to data analytics. You will manage the CCEO’s activities in Australian earth observation and space coordination efforts. This will include management of the CCEO office, establishing and co-ordinating internal CSIRO earth observation communities of practice, providing the secretariat for the CCEO Steering Committee, and routine participation and hosting of external, inter-department committee meetings on space coordination, such as the Australian Earth Observation from Space Working Group (AEOSWG). 

Your duties/responsibilities will include:

  • Day-to-day management of the CCEO office. Assist in regular financial reporting, project coordination, coordination of meetings within CSIRO and fellow government partners, industry visitors and international visitors.
  • Support the director in hosting and running inter-agency meetings, government reporting, correspondence and internal CSIRO reporting.
  • Mange the CSIRO Earth Observation community of practice, including responsibility for an internal community blog/newsletter and annual symposium.

Location:      Canberra ACT
Salary:          $95K - $103K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:         Term until 30 June 2019
Reference:    55950

To be successful you will need:

  • A degree in a subject with relevance to Earth Observation, public administration or equivalent experience.
  • Working experience in, and current policy understanding of Australia’s space policy and industry sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in a business co-ordination role, organising meetings and events, managing finances and supporting reporting obligations.

Before you apply please view the full position description and selection criteria here:  Position description

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science (CASS) provides facilities for scientists from Australia and around the world to explore our solar system and beyond.  CASS operates a number of world-class radio astronomy observatories that are collectively known as the Australia Telescope National Facility (ATNF). These include the Parkes 64m diameter radio telescope, the Australia Telescope Compact Array at Narrabri and the Mopra radio telescope, near Coonabarabran.  CSIRO also operates NASA’s Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) located in Tidbinbilla, on the outskirts of Canberra.  CSIRO is now constructing the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia and this will be operated as part of the ATNF. The CASS headquarters are in Marsfield, Sydney.

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.  

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

How to Apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please load your CV (Maximum 2MB) via our website at You may also be required to respond to some screening questions.  

Applications Close:  11:59pm AEDT, Friday 16 March 2018

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