Director, Maritime Safety

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is administratively linked toThe Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources DEDJTR.

TSV strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

TSV offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.
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Department: Transport Safety Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/032576
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $178,500 - $231,439
Job Duration: up to 5 years
Attachments: Director Maritime Safety EO3 032576.docx (Word, 489KB)
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Contact: David Hourigan, Director Transport Safety
03 9655 6903

Position Details


Director, Maritime Safety

  • $178,500 to $231,439 Total Remuneration Package
  • Fixed Term up to 5 years. Full Time position
  • Melbourne CBD

Transport Safety Victoria (TSV) is responsible for ensuring safe passenger transport and boating for all Victorians.

The primary purpose of the role will be to implement innovative strategies that save lives, reduce serious injuries and strive to ensure Victoria's waterways are the safest in Australia. You need to be a transformative thought leader with passion, energy and ideas to create change, influence Government and be relentless in driving safety outcomes that best serve the Victorian public.

The Director Maritime Safety's priorities include establishing long term strategic direction for the sustainability and success of Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV); providing leadership and management to a large branch; develop and implement strategic policies to improve safety outcomes; and drive high level engagement with key stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide strong leadership to establish priorities and direction for the long-term sustainability and success of TSV
  • Develop the operational safety and regulatory aspects of the Maritime Safety branch
  • Manage regulatory reviews in an environment of increased community expectations regarding safety
  • Manage safety compliance processes from development to implementation
  • Provide clear strategic advice to the Director, Transport Safety, relevant government Ministers, senior executives, key stakeholder groups and committees on a range of complex and high level marine safety and regulatory issues
  • Negotiate and resolve sensitive and complex operational and regulatory issues


  • Knowledge of marine safety and relevant maritime regulatory framework
  • Understand the machinery of government, including the policy development process
  • Understand TSV portfolio objectives as well as an awareness of the key issues affecting safety outcomes
  • Clear understanding of contemporary accreditation and compliance processes, safety/risk management systems and regulation in the maritime industry

 For a confidential discussion, please call David Hourigan, Director Transport Safety on 03 9655 6903.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a Fit2Work National Police Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. 

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 25 February 2018 and must include a resume and a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description.


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