Technical Officer Level 4 – Antarctica Job at Australian Bureau of Meteorology – in Australia

APS Level 6, Non-ongoing

$80,665 – $91,713 + 15.4% super

Antarctica & Sub-Antarctica

As a Technical Officer Level 4 (TO4), you will be responsible for the Observing Operations Antarctic program that supports the Bureau’s Forecasting, Observing, and Climate programs. This includes data collection systems from surface, upper air, and satellite platforms. This position will be working in the Data and Digital Group in the National Observing Operations section, having a focus on practical and technical expertise to deliver the required outcomes for observing network operations within the Hub’s area of responsibility. This position is a voluntary remote posting within the Antarctic Program, under the Hobart Hub, Tasmania.

As TO4, you will be expected to undertake complex tasks related to observing operations program activities including routine observations, maintenance, inspection, calibration, fault finding and repair of observing assets such as the surface and upper air networks and supporting infrastructure. Additional relevant duties at the appropriate level include the installation and decommissioning of observing system assets and related infrastructure, remote resource monitoring, scrutiny of observing network data quality and taking remedial action as necessary.

You will also be responsible for program support to the Australian Antarctic program’s (AAp) meteorological services, and other external client equipment. You will be required to perform Aviation Weather Reports in support of Antarctic flying. This will be conducted on a shift rostered basis covering weekdays and weekends, of which you will be a team member.

As the designated leadership representative, the TO4 will represent the Bureau team within the station leadership group. Participation in this capacity will have supervisory responsibility of aspects of the meteorological office including staff and facilities, routine reports, rostering, liaison with forecasting and operations staff, and oversight of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) and Diversity, Inclusion and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) matters.

Antarctic and Macquarie Island postings are generally 14 to 18 months in duration; dependent upon which station you have been selected for, the specific training requirements for that station and the shipping or flight schedules. This period includes pre-departure training.

Please note job applications are program based and not location specific. Final station allocation of successful applicants will be at the discretion of program management to meet operational requirements.

Successful applicants will need to be available for station specific Bureau training and Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) expeditioner training in Hobart or Melbourne from around July 2022 before departure to their allocated station.

Departure for Antarctica or Macquarie Island is expected to be from late October 2022 to April 2023 dependent upon the station expeditioners are allocated to, and the AAD shipping program. Return to Australia is expected to be from around November 2023 to April 2024, again depending on the location of the station you are allocated.

Participation in the Bureaus Antarctic Program is conducted under jurisdiction of the Australian Antarctic Program. As an expeditioner, you will undergo rigorous pre-deployment assessments to determine your suitability to the extreme environment and isolated community.

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