The Public Transport Authority’s (PTA) vision is to be recognised as a leader in providing world-class public transport services and solutions. As a fast growing economy, Western Australia’s public transport system is recognised as the best in Australia and is one of the most efficient, clean and safe networks in the world. Rail transport is vital for our continued success and growth through our many projects including METRONET to meet the public’s needs and expectations. Moving millions of people needs the skill and commitment of a talented workforce.
We provide a friendly and professional working environment including access to training and development opportunities, health and wellness programs, on-site gym, end of trip facilities, subsidised corporate apparel and spectacles, salary packaging and access to flexible working arrangements. The PTA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
The PTA is committed to managing its operations in an environmentally sustainable manner and minimising adverse impacts on the environment and communities, whilst delivering an essential service to the community of Western Australia.
The PTA’s Environmental Services Branch in our Infrastructure Planning and Land Services Division provides environmental and Aboriginal heritage advice to PTA’s business units enabling infrastructure planning and construction to proceed and supporting operations to comply with our environmental and Aboriginal heritage obligations and commitments.
We are looking for two GIS professionals to join the Geospatial Services section of our Environmental Services Branch. In these roles you will be contributing to the planning of safe passenger transport services on rail, coach, buses and ferries, as well as the delivery of large infrastructure projects to expand our service network under METRONET.
As our Senior GIS Coordinator you will lead the Division’s activities to deliver geospatial analysis, mapping and advisory services which enable infrastructure planning to proceed and the PTA to obtain environmental and Aboriginal heritage approvals.
To be successful as a Senior GIS Coordinator you will have extensive experience in a geographic information environment and/or a relevant qualification in Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Science, Surveying, Cartography or related discipline. You will require high level expertise in geospatial data management and governance including data architecture and web mapping applications.
As our GIS Officer you will provide professional geospatial analysis and mapping advice to support the Division’s environmental and infrastructure planning and delivery functions using appropriate data analysis and cartographic techniques to undertake digital mapping activities and information processing tasks.
To be successful as a GIS Officer you will need to have experience in a geographic information environment and/or a relevant qualification in Geographic Information Systems, Spatial Science, Surveying, Cartography or related disciplines. You will require experience in digital mapping and data capture, editing and analysis tasks within common GIS applications.
Both roles are three (3) year fixed term opportunities which have the possibility of extension and/or permanency.
Applicants assessed as suitable who are not appointed to the advertised roles may be considered for other similar vacancies that arise over the next 12 months.
Please refer to the attached Job Description Forms (JDF) for full details about the positions, including any special requirements relevant to appointment.
Please contact Paul Monaghan, Environmental Manager on (08) 9326 3927 for specific information about the roles.
Applicants are advised of the WA Government’s recently announced mandatory vaccination policy for various occupations and workforces in WA (including Public Transport). Applicants may be required to be vaccinated to be eligible for employment. More information can be found at Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for WA workforces.
For more information about the PTA, please visit www.pta.wa.gov.au.
How to Apply
Applicants are requested to provide the following:
- A current CV with two work related referees;
- A written application addressing the Selection Criteria from the relevant JDF in no more than 3 pages; and
- A completed Integrity and Qualification Consent Form (attached) as all PTA positions are subject to ongoing integrity screening.
Please clearly indicate which position(s) you are applying for in your application. You can nominate to be considered for either the Senior GIS Coordinator or GIS Officer, or to be considered for both with the same application.
Applicants are requested to apply online using the ‘Apply for Job’ button at the top/bottom of the screen. Please note the closing date and time, as no emailed, late or pro forma applications will be accepted.