Airborne Surveillance Observer – November Intake

  • Full Time

Website Leidos Australia Pty Ltd

About this Job

Company Description

Leidos Airborne Solutions Australia conducts airborne special missions on behalf of the Australian Government.

We conduct aerial border surveillance and search-and-rescue operations spanning the country’s exclusive economic zone and SAR region.  We have operating bases in Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, the Northern Territory, and the Indian Ocean Territories. South Australia is home to our 24/7 operations control centre and support functions.

Our fixed wing border surveillance operations represent the World’s largest outsourced civil maritime surveillance operation, patrolling Australia’s 8.2 million square kilometre Exclusive Economic Zone.

We provide fixed wing search-and-rescue response capability over land and sea on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), covering Australia’s SAR region which is approximately 10% of the earth’s surface.

Job Description

Find your next Adventure!

This is not an ordinary desk job. Our Airborne Surveillance Observers have the opportunity to fly to particularly unique locations. A perfect job for those seeking a challenge, and wanting the opportunity to work in an aircraft, without needing a background in aviation.

You will work in a highly modified regional turboprop airliner, with the most advanced technology ever to be integrated into a civil surveillance platform and work with a highly skilled team.

We are seeking candidates from any career stream or industry who are looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery from their current idle or employment situation. You will be trained to operate cutting edge systems to carry out civil maritime surveillance missions.

An Airborne Surveillance Observer (EO) is responsible for conducting safe, effective and timely surveillance operations ensuring that data and intelligence collected is securely distributed to the client and identified stakeholders.

Whilst airborne conducting mission related duties, you will report to the Electronic Mission Coordinator (EMC).

About the job environment

  • Ground and airborne aviation environment with various weather conditions.
  • Required for flying and/or deployment throughout various locations in Australia and the Pacific.


Essential experience and/or qualifications

  • Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent.
  • Able to obtain an Australian Government Security Clearance (AGSVA Baseline)
  • Able to obtain a clear National Police Check
  • Intermediate level of experience with computer and IT systems.
  • Able to commit to 16 weeks of training based in Darwin

About you

  • Acceptable level of health and fitness in accordance with the pre-employment medical and Civil Aviation Safety Authority medical standards
  • Work in a safe manner.
  • Ability to work autonomously and cooperatively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to be able to create, develop and maintain effective internal and external relationships.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity and confidentiality.

Additional Information

To apply for this position, you must be an Australian Citizen.
Please note: Training for this role will commence from the start date and run for 16 weeks in Darwin. No extended leave out of the norm is available during this time.

Recruitment Process: 

If successful post interview, please note we have a structured pre-employment procedure to follow, as per the below:

  • Pre-employment checks part 1: XREF, online psychometric, NPC
  • Security clearance facilitation (3 – 6 months)
  • Pre-employment checks part 2: Pre-employment medical

*This positions start date is the 4th of November 2024*

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