As the Senior AGSO you will be responsible for is responsible for the day to day tasking and supervising a small team of AGSOs, ensuring the team is kept updated on work plans and scheduling of tasks and delegating individual responsibilities, as well as ensuring the safe operations of the Ski Landing Areas and helicopter landing sites.

Aircraft schedules are heavily influenced by weather conditions. AGSOs often work long hours to capitalise on periods of good weather.

SAGSOs are employed in summer jobs at Casey and Davis stations working in small teams of typically 2–6. Casey SAGSOs routinely assist at Wilkins Aerodrome as operational needs dictate.

The Australian Antarctic Program’s (AAP) vision is to ensure Antarctica is valued, protected and understood. Working with the AAP provides a unique opportunity to experience Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, while supporting world-leading science.

The AAP aims to support expeditioner growth, professionally and personally, with a focus on wellbeing. We strive to employ versatile, proactive and community minded people. Expeditioners will need to contribute to a small team and be resilient as they face the challenges of living in an isolated environment.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the job description document and link to more information on the application process below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $94,838 per annum ($3,636 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $65,341 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
  • A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
  • You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.


For general enquiries, please use our contact form to speak to the Expeditioner Resourcing team.

For job specific (technical or trade related) enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the Aviation team (03) 6232 3141 or


You must be an Australian citizen, Australian resident with work rights in Australia, or a New Zealand citizen. Please note: Jobs requiring a security clearance are only open to Australian citizens. Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.

To apply for this role you must have the skills and licences listed below:

Qualifications/licences (provide copies in your application):

  • A valid, unrestricted Heavy Rigid (HR) licence.

Recent hands-on experience (within the last 5 years):

  • Experience in managing/supervising a small team, preferably in an isolated environment
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills; and
  • Demonstrated application of manuals and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Working under time pressure with a flexible approach to working hours
  • Demonstrated experience in the operation mobile plant/equipment relevant to aviation operations
  • Experience in the operation mobile plant/equipment, in the following fields – agricultural, snowfields, forestry, civil construction or mining environment or similar
  • Good computer literacy skills including MS Word, Outlook and Excel.

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