Boating Safety Officer - Statewide Talent Pool

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Laverton North
Job Type:Full Time

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions.

We are responsible for strategy, planning, policy, regulation, funding allocation and other non-service delivery functions for all modes of transport in NSW including road, rail, ferry, light rail, point to point, regional air, cycling and walking.
We focus on improving the customer experience and contract public and private operators to deliver customer-focused transport services on our behalf.

We also lead the procurement of transport infrastructure and oversee delivery through project delivery offices and industry delivery partners.

  • Ensure our customers are enjoying our waterways safely
  • State-wide talent pool (Greater Sydney, South Region, North Region)
  • $97,200 annual salary, 6-months post-appointment salary is $106,636 and 12-months post-appointment salary is $129,199

About us

Transport for NSW is the lead agency of the NSW Transport cluster. Our role is to lead the development of a safe, efficient, integrated transport system that keeps people and goods moving, connects communities and shapes the future of our cities, centres and regions. We work with several government agencies to coordinate road, rail, bus and maritime services, always keeping the safety and comfort of our customers at the heart of what we do.

About the team

Transport for NSW Maritime manages over 2,137 km of coastline and 32,242 km2 of navigable waterways. With NSW home to some of the most beautiful, recognisable and well-loved waterways in the world, it’s no surprise our customers love getting out and about on the water.

We’re passionate about working with the community to make sure our waterways are safe, accessible and sustainable for generations to come.

TfNSW Maritime is the safety regulator for recreational vessels and their operators and represents AMSA in NSW for Domestic Commercial Vessels. We are responsible for educating recreational and commercial customers on safe boating.

The Boating Safety Officer is a front-line, on-water role required to educate and take compliance action on unsafe boating practises across NSW waterways. The Boating Safety Officer may fill roles across many Greater Sydney and Regional locations driving and shaping safety across the State.

The role of the Boating Safety Officer is broad and will see you operating Domestic Commercial Vessels everyday, working with key internal and external stakeholders, provide expert advice to marine based projects and waterway management initiatives while operating seamlessly as part of the local community.

The opportunity

We are currently on the lookout for experienced coxswain who are interested in joining our professional team of Boating Safety Officers. With state-of-the-art patrol vessels as your daily office and our pristine waters as your view, you’ll work directly with our customers on across NSW waterways.

This job will see you making sure our customers are using waterways safely within your region and encouraging compliance with boating safety legislation through education, liaison and enforcement.

About you

If you love being out on the water and want to make a real difference in your local community, this might just be the perfect job for you.

We’re looking for people who are passionate about customer service, safety and education. Ensuring our customers are using our waterways safely means you’ll need to be prepared for some situations where customers aren’t doing the right thing. This can sometimes mean working under pressure to educate customers on the responsible and safe use of our waterways. This will result in you having to enforce compliance when significant safety breaches are observed or identified.

You will need to be comfortable working independently and keeping yourself motivated when operating away from your line managers. This role will see you working most weekends when our waterways are at their busiest.

If you’re the experienced, resilient, calm, motivated individual we are after, we want to hear from you! You will be joining a progressive organisation where you get to be a part of something bigger - safeguarding our waterways now and into the future – and putting our customer at the centre of everything we do.

For further information regarding this position, please review the role description here.

To get an idea what a day in the life of a Boating Safety Officer is like, view the information pack here and video here

Essential requirements

  • Possession of a current motor vehicle (unrestricted) driver’s licence and a Coxswains’ Certificate and demonstrated competency in small boat handling and extensive experience in boating including launch and retrieval of trailer boats.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the regulations relating to recreational boating and domestic commercial vessels in NSW and matters that effect on-water boating safety, moorings, navigation and environmental issues.
  • If you do not hold these essential requirements and are keen to find out more – please email for advice

This advertisement is to create a State-wide Talent Pool which will be used to fill Boating Safety Officer positions throughout the state as they become available over the next 12 months.

Boating Safety Officers operate in the following locations:

  • Greater Sydney - Sydney Harbour, Hawkesbury River Broken Bay, Port Hacking and Botany Bay
  • South Region – South Coast, Monaro, Murray Inland
  • North Region – Far North Coast, Mid-North Coast, Hunter Inland

Salary and Benefits

The salary for this position is Grade MA 5A ($97,200) – 11A ($129,199) per annum plus superannuation.

For more information on Employee Benefits at Transport for NSW please click


Joining Transport for NSW Maritime, you will have access to a range of unique government benefits in a flexible work environment like no other. If you’re ready to step into this meaningful and rewarding role, we want to hear from you!

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and answer all questions within the online application process.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Great people come from all walks of life. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community and the customers we serve. We actively promote gender diversity in our workplaces, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the employment of people with a disability. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, or sexual orientation. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call/text or email the contact person for this role.

For any enquiries, please contact Liz Moore or 0437 826 135 (Ref 6568)

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Applications close: 11:59pm Wednesday 21 October 2020