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Logistics Officer - Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (2 positions available)

Date: 05-Aug-2022

Location: Canberra, ACT, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The Opportunity


  • ​​​​​​Work for CSIRO at NASA’s Deep Space Communication Complex in Canberra
  • Draw on your high-level organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Build strong relationships with your proactive, customer-focussed approach


The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) supports ground-based spacecraft telecommunications as part of the international National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) Deep Space Network (DSN), under contractual arrangements between the NASA and Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). 

As a Logistics Officer with the CDSCC Physical Services Team, you will work under limited direction, providing services across a range of responsibility levels.  Your focus will be in the areas of inventory, requisitions, warehousing and shipping.  We currently have two positions available.

CSIRO Space and Astronomy is committed to providing a safe and inclusive workplace culture and implementing initiatives to improve diversity and equity within our workplace. 

In this role you will:


  • Maintain inventory records.
  • Maintain transactions relating to DSN repairable and consumable stock items.
  • Provide over the counter service and coordinate freight movement, liaising professionally with members of the DSN Logistics Facility (DLF).
  • Process requisitions for repairable and consumable materials.
  • Undertake a range of administrative tasks such as receipting of requisitioned items into inventory systems, and processing and receipting of purchases.
  • Carry-out warehousing duties including stocktake and rotation, and processing of requisitions.
  • Move stores materials throughout the Complex and ensure relevant safety procedures and precautions are observed at all times.


Location:     Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Tidbinbilla
Salary:          AU$61k to AU$81k pa (pro-rata for part-time), plus up to 15.4% superannuation (eligible for Tracking Station Allowance and Fleet Transport)
Tenure:         Full-time (1.0 FTE with a 9-day fortnight) or Part-time (0.9 with a 9-day fortnight)
Reference:    87120

To be considered you will need:


  • A minimum of a Cert 3 in Logistics and Warehousing, or equivalent work experience.
  • Work experience in a stores and logistics role.
  • A proactive, customer-focussed approach, with high levels of initiative and excellent communication skills.
  • Proficiency in inventory software, databases, systems and demonstrated experience with asset management
  • Appropriate manual handling skills, including a willingness and ability to lift heavy loads (after relevant training).
  • The ability to actively contribute in a team environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a number of competing priorities.


To see all the criteria required for success in this role, please view the Position Details ​​​​​​



  • Applications are open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who meet the US Export Administration Regulation requirements (eligibility to be approved prior to commencement).
  • The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Clearance or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements


We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion


We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 



At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply


To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your motivations for applying and your suitability for the role, paying particular attention to the requirements outlined in the Position Details.

Applications Close


Thursday 18 August, 2022 (11pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.