CASA group recruitment
We’re looking for suitably qualified and experienced professionals who are interested in a career in aviation regulation. We’re after experts who have a good mix of specialist technical skills and the qualities needed to be modern, trusted and effective regulators.
Working at CASA, you’ll find yourself supported by a dedicated team of professionals and will have access to ongoing learning and development. You’ll also enjoy a good balance between work and home life.
About the roles
We have a number of positions available including inspector roles covering flying operations, airworthiness, aerodromes and drones. We’re also recruiting for people to develop aviation rules and standards and perform other specialist regulatory and policy roles. You could be involved in managing aviation entry control or surveillance, engaging with the aviation community or finding solutions to aviation safety issues.
If you’re keen to use your skills and experience to help maintain and improve aviation safety in Australia, we want to hear from you.
We value diversity and know our best people bring a breadth and depth of experience to their jobs. We’re after people who work well in a team, are analytical, have business acumen, can think laterally and have a genuine curiosity to learn and question the status quo. Being an excellent communicator and great listener is also important.
Our collective values are excellence, courage, teamwork, fairness, integrity, respect and innovation and we are actively seeking these qualities in our new team members.
Each role has specific skills and qualification requirements. These are detailed in the relevant role statements.
Our vision is safe skies for all. Our role is to conduct the safety regulation of civil air operations in Australian territory and the operation of Australian aircraft outside Australian territory. We are also responsible for ensuring that Australian-administered airspace is administered and used safely.
Frequently asked questions
- What is it really like to work at CASA?
- Our people work in a wide range of roles in nine offices across Australia. Check out our series of testimonials to find out what they have to say about what it’s like to work for CASA and how their roles make a contribution to aviation safety.
- What is group recruitment?
- Group recruitment allows us to employ multiple people, via a single recruitment process, for positions at various CASA locations across Australia.
- Why are we running a group recruitment round?
- The group recruitment process allows us to offer more structured induction and training and also helps us give our new regulators the support they need.
- Is this a flying role?
- Flying operations inspectors do have access to flying hours to maintain the qualifications they need to undertake the duties of their position effectively. You can expect to fly up to 39 hours a year to maintain your personal currency (or 16 hours for a simulator). More hours may be required depending on the tasks undertaken.
- What do I need to put in my application?
In order for your application to be considered you will need to submit:
- Your resume/CV (further instructions below)
- A one page cover letter outlining what your skills and experience will bring to CASA and how they align to the role of a regulator.
- Instructions for compiling your CV
Please include the following:
- Your personal details at the top of your resume including your contact number/s, email address and working rights (for example, whether you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident).
- Your three preferred locations for employment, in order of preference.
- Your qualifications, licences (if applicable) and education.
- An outline of how you meet the mandatory criteria for the role.
- Details of your current and previous employment, including volunteer work, in reverse chronological order (most recent employment history first).
You may like to draw on your work and life experience, transferrable skills, qualifications and personal attributes. It is important to consider the roles you are applying for and how your experience relates to the role requirements. Particularly note any management, business or auditing experience you may have.
- What qualifications are required?
- As Australia’s aviation regulator, formal qualifications are important for some of our roles. You can check the relevant role statement to see what qualifications are required for the position you’re interested in. If a role has mandatory qualifications, you must be able to demonstrate that you have them. In some cases alternative qualifications or experience may be listed. Qualifications listed as ‘desirable’ are not formally required, but will help support your application.
- What happens after I submit my application?
After your application is received it will be reviewed by subject matter experts and assessed in accordance with our selection methodology.
If your application is progressed to the next stage you may be invited to undertake online cognitive testing and a short one-way video interview or phone screen.
The selection panel will review these results to determine the shortlist for further assessment.
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview and participate in an assessment process. This may include several elements including a face to face interview, work sample test, short presentation and a scenario role play exercise.
You will be notified by email if your application is not progressed to the next stage.
- What should I expect at the interview?
The interview process is designed to select candidates with the most appropriate skills, experience and aptitude for the roles.
Your interview may consist of questions about your technical expertise and will also include behavioural interview questions.
Behavioural interview questions are designed to help us understand what you’ve done in the past, so it’s a good idea to think of examples to support your claims before you attend your interview.
- When will referees be contacted?
- If you are shortlisted, your referees will be contacted during the selection phase. We will let you know if we intend to contact them.
- When will I find out if I’m successful?
- If you are successful you will be notified two to four weeks after your interview.
- If I am offered a position, when will I start?
- If you are offered and accept a position, it is expected you will commence employment on Monday 26 February 2018.
- What checks will be undertaken if I’m offered a position?
As part of the pre-appointment process we will check:
- your identity (you will need to provide 100 points of identification)
- your criminal history (a national criminal history record check is required for all staff and some positions also require a security clearance – check the relevant position description to see if this applies)
- your qualifications (if a vacancy has mandatory and/or desirable qualifications we will validate these with the issuing body or check their status if they were issued by us)
- for alcohol and other drugs (a pre-employment drug and alcohol test will be carried out if you will be working in a safety sensitive position).
- Where will I be located if I’m successful?
- In your application you will be asked to nominate your preferred location/s. If you are successful but no positions are available in your preferred location/s we will discuss other options with you.
- What training will CASA provide to successful applicants?
If you accept a position and start with CASA you will spend your first week of employment with your new team in your home office. During this week you will participate in normal induction activities including getting to know your colleagues and familiarising yourself with your new workplace.
During your second week, you will attend a formal orientation program in our Canberra office to assist in familiarising you with CASA.
You will then spend up to five weeks in our Brisbane office undertaking dedicated regulator foundation training. Depending on your role you may be required to complete further specialist training. The actual length of your training will depend on your role, with each role having a dedicated training pathway.
In addition, you will take part in a formal, on the job training program and be assigned a mentor to guide you along the way.
- Who will deliver the training?
- Regulator training will be delivered by our technical training team, with assistance from our most experienced regulators who will share real life scenarios and situations with you.
- Does a probation period apply?
- If you are offered an ongoing position, a six to 12 month probationary period will apply. The length of the probation period that applies will depend on the role you are offered.
- What is CASA’s conflict of interest policy?
The majority of our regulators come from the aviation sector and may have conflicts of interest that will need to be managed during training and ongoing employment with us. Our conflict of interest policy details the obligation all staff have to identify, assess and manage conflicts of interests (or perceived conflicts of interest) relating to their responsibilities as CASA officers.
Read our conflict of interest policy.
- What if I can’t start a role until later in 2018?
- We understand that timing matters when you’re looking to take the next step in your career. If you’re offered a position but can’t start until later in 2018 we can discuss your individual circumstances with you.
- I have accessibility issues – how can CASA help?
- If you have particular requirements that need to be met in order to submit your application or if you have special requirements to participate in an interview or attend an assessment centre, please phone our recruitment team on 02 6217 1111 or email email@example.com.
- Who should I contact if I have more questions?
If you would like to know more about the selection process or the pre-appointment checks, please contact Kate Dalrymple or Chelsea Holton on 02 6217 1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.