Spectrum Operations Manager

  • Company:
    New Zealand Army
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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What you will do

As the NZDF Spectrum Operations Manager you will be accountable for critically and technically assessing and prioritising NZDF radio frequency spectrum assignments to meet the requirements of Force Elements and users conducting operations, missions and exercises.

You will be accountable for coordinating and overseeing the immediate course of action to respond to spectrum interference, to mitigate disruption and impact to live environment operations, and maintain operational effectiveness and security.

One of your first challenges in this newly created role, however, will be to work with our stakeholders and the Policy team to assist with the development and implementation of radio frequency spectrum policy processes and procedures for NZDF – and to ensure that policy is developed in line with national spectrum regulatory requirements and that it makes operational sense to radio frequency end-users.

What we need

You will need a strategic mind set, strong relationship management skills, and the ability to influence and provide good advice so that you can become a trusted partner.

In addition we are looking for you to demonstrate that you have:

  • An understanding of policy formulation and structure with an emphasis on technical content;
  • An understanding of project management;
  • Thorough knowledge and technical expertise in Spectrum issues, technologies and practices RF engineering principles;
  • Knowledge of Spectrum regulatory requirements, including; ITU Regulations, Radio Communications Act 1989, Radio Communications Regulations 2001 and the Public Information Brochures (PIBS);
  • Policy formulation experience (ability to analyse technical information);
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Please note: You must be able and willing to travel within New Zealand and overseas if required.

    Who we are

    CIS Branch provides the core information and communication services that underpin New Zealand Defence operations. We are entrusted to deliver and support the Defence technology that helps keep New Zealanders safe.

    Let’s just say we’re not your typical corporate IT department:

  • We provide support to more than 14,000 military and civilian Defence Force personnel around the globe, often in geographically remote, hostile environments;
  • Our technology and services are deployed to camps and bases, personal devices, vehicles, ships and planes;
  • We’re here to deliver military outcomes, not just the technology behind them.
  • Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force contributes 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. 

    Why Us

    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:

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  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • New team with green fields approach;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.