Naval Operations Analyst - Maths, Modelling Simultions, Operations Research


APS 4/5-6 (S&T Level 3-4) 

$71,207 - $97,790 (plus Super) 

Sydney – NSW

The Role
This is a rolling recruitment campaign with advertising remaining open for approximately 6 months. However, we will assess applicants every 6 - 8 weeks and positions will be offered on a ‘first come first served’ basis, so please don’t delay in applying. Candidates should only apply for this recruitment activity once. All applicants will be assessed and informed of their outcome as they apply and will not be reconsidered. The contact officer will be able to assist you if you are unsure whether you have previously applied for this position.

We have multiple operations analyst positions available in the following areas: 

  • Above Water Warfare;
  • Submarine;
  • Undersea Warfare (Mine Warfare); and
  • Undersea Warfare (Anti-Submarine Warfare).

Australia is upgrading vital components of it Defence’s - the Navy's fleet of submarines, frigates and mine-hunting/maritime survey ships. Come and join a diverse team that uses a variety of analysis techniques to help Navy answer difficult questions about how Australia’s current and future naval fleet could achieve their missions as effectively and safely as possible.

In the role of an operations analyst, you will conduct and lead studies that consider both current operations, tactics and systems, as well as potential future platforms and systems. This will include the opportunity to travel interstate, observe exercises and gather data at sea on board Navy ships and submarines and work alongside Navy people. Training and development opportunities will be frequently available to hone your knowledge, skills and experience.

Our Team
Maritime Capability Analysis (MCA) branch is within the Joint and Operations Analysis Division (JOAD) of Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG). The diverse and inclusive team at MCA is looking to improve and expand its analysis capacity and capabilities. MCA is focused on providing analysis to enhance Navy’s operational effectiveness now and into the future. JOAD undertakes rigorous, scientifically based analysis of Defence operations and capability to provide independent, impartial, timely advice.

We will provide you with training and professional development to assist you to succeed in your role. We offer the opportunity for a long-standing career where you will be supported to develop through innovation, teamwork and leadership. We are guided by the Defence Values and Behaviours, which promote a culture that values the contribution of all our team members and places importance on diversity and inclusion.

Our Ideal Candidate
We are interested in people with different backgrounds and experiences who want to make a difference to Australia’s Defence forces with skills in: 

  • Operations analysis;
  • Problem structuring;  
  • Mathematical modelling;
  • Developing, using and      explaining results from computer models, statistics;  
  • Systems analysis; and/or
  • Computer science.

 If you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every point on the job description, please still get in touch. As the ideal candidate, you have the ability to think critically about problems and provide insights using modelling, simulation, and analysis.

Your analytical skills will help Navy to identify gaps in its warfighting capability, develop requirements for new systems and assess the effectiveness of tactics. Your knowledge and experience will equip you to develop models, run simulations and analyse data in order to understand how Navy and the ADF operate today, and could do in the future.

Your excellent verbal and written communication skills will enable you to collaborate with Navy personnel, academia and industry with clarity and influence. You can demonstrate your ability to work effectively in small teams to achieve timely and high quality outcomes.

Application Closing Date: Sunday 12 February 2023

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/01496/22 – 4 on 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Defence, Mathematics, Operations
  • Work rights:
    Australian Citizen
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:8th Feb 2023, 12:59 pm


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