Logistics Officer, Physical Services Team, CDSCC


Location: Canberra

Job Type: Full time


Acknowledgement of Country

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Child Safety

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The Opportunity

  • Transportation provided to and from site to make your commuting nice and smooth;
  • Tracking station allowance included;
  • On site gym, including instructor run classes two days per week to keep you fit; And
  • Lunch breaks made easy with canteen on site.

The Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC) supports ground-based spacecraft telecommunications as part of the National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA) Deep Space Network (DSN), under contractual arrangements between the NASA and Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). For more information on CDSCC, please visit: http://www.cdscc.nasa.gov.

The Logistics Team as part of Support Services receives, distributes and stores material, tools, equipment and products within CDSCC. Coordinates export/import of shipments to meet customer and contractor requirements and maintains the property register.

As a Logistics Officer you will work under supervision providing varying levels of service, determined in consultation with the Logistics Team Leader, across the areas of inventory, requisitions, warehousing and shipping.

Reporting to the Logistics team leader, you will provide logistics services and activities to teams and individuals across the CDSCC site. In this role you will work closely with various stakeholders across the DSN to provide quality and responsive customer service.

Your duties will include:

  • Perform and support stocktake and auditing functions.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date Logistics inventory and databases.
  • Undertake international and domestic freight requirements and processors.
  • Operate and support Logistics systems and technology including adopting upgrades and new processes.
  • Work with stakeholders, including JPL, NASA & CSIRO ensuring logistics systems meet operational requirements.
  • Work with Support Services Team to achieve operational objectives.
  • General maintenance of warehouse storage facilities and movement of inventory assets and products around site.

Location: Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex

Salary: AU$50,763 to AU$73,208 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite

Reference: 92765

To be considered you will need:


Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Demonstrated experience in stores and logistics with the focus of quality customer service, excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated experience and the ability to undertake stores/logistics related support activities.
  • Proficiency in inventory software, databases, systems and demonstrated experience with asset management.
  • Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, actively contribute as a team member and share relevant and useful information.
  • An ability to recognise and resolve problems and escalate issues as required.
  • Demonstrated strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise demands, accepting personal responsibility for doing the job well.
  • Ability to obtain Cert 3 in Logistics and Warehousing.
  • Current drivers’ licence.
  • Demonstrated strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise demands, accepting personal responsibility for doing the job well.
  • Current forklift licence or the ability to obtain one.


  • Export/Import freight experience.
  • Dangerous Goods Initial Acceptance (AIR).

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

As this site works directly with NASA and JPL, the successful applicant will be required to obtain an Export Administration Regulations (EAR) clearance/approval.

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.

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

CSIRO is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people involved in our activities and programs, whether we are undertaking research, engaging with the public or nurturing future scientists in person or online. Source – CSIRO Child Safe policy 2023

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

19th June 2023, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed. Please consider applying as soon as possible.

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