What you will do
In this role you are responsible to the Commanding Officer Operations Squadron for maintaining Whenuapai Aerodrome (NZWP) to an operational standard for military air operations, in accordance with Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) Part 139 standards (currently non-certificated), applicable International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) regulations, and other relevant guidelines.
You will manage airfield activities, facilities and applicable airspace in liaison with key stakeholders, management of the airfield safety programme, and maintaining relevant orders, instructions and publications, including the Base Incident Management Plan.
What we need
We are seeking a person with significant (8-10 years) experience in the Aviation Industry including experience in aerodrome operations management, including related wildlife management. Preferably you will have a number of years’ experience in a similar aerodrome management position at a regional or major airport.
You will also have the following:
Having highly developed communication skills you can convey complex and technical information to a wide variety of audiences both verbally and in writing, including an ability to influence others. You are an experienced people manager with a strong leadership ability, valuing the work done by your team.
In terms of qualifications you will at least be Coordinated Incident Management Systems Level 4 (CIMS4) trained; preferably with EOC level training; and able to work with the Emergency Management teams. Ideally you are working towards, a relevant qualification National Certificate in Airport Management or Operations (e.g. National Diploma in Airport Operations Level 5) (Level 4) preferably with strands in Airport Maintenance and Airport Safety as a minimum requirement. You hold a current NZ driver’s licence and a current NZ Firearms Licence.
Due to the nature of the role there are the following requirements:
Who we are
The Base Auckland Operations Squadron is responsible for the provision of a military airbase capability including expeditionary airbase support by delivering individual and unit operational readiness support functions and airfield management.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Ivan Green on (09) 417 7010.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Applications close on Monday 11 November 2019.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Higher level Security Clearance
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.