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Radio Operator - Auckland 

About the Job
Radio Operators support a comprehensive response to safety and rescue on the water through provision of information and communication services in an accurate, professional and efficient manner. They operate as part of a team, under the direction of a Duty Officer, in providing an effective delivery of service to Coastguard’s stakeholders, partner agencies, and the boating public in line with international best practice and the highest standards.

The key accountabilities for this Auckland-based role include:

  • Support Coastguard’s provision of 24/7, 365-day safety related communications services and those communication services contracted to Coastguard.
  • Through radio and other communications media, interface with users to deliver Coastguards range of safety and information services.
  • Present a highly competent and professional image through communications at all times.
  • Competently handle incoming and outgoing communications, both urgent and routine in nature.
  • Accurately record information according to SOPs.
  • Consistently apply all relevant SOPs, policies and protocols whilst following the operational chain of command.
  • Maintain knowledge and ability to operate all relevant systems and contribute to their ongoing maintenance as required.
  • Consistently behave in a professional, highly competent and friendly manner.

About you
We are looking for a strong collaborator who shows ability and competency in the Search and Rescue field by applying knowledge and experience to a wide range of situations.

  • Approximately 10 years’ experience in managerial/leadership roles
  • Understanding/experience of business partnering and or relationship management
  • Strong collaborative leadership skills
  • Team management experience
  • Proven experience in translating strategy into action
  • Coaching, mentoring and people leadership skills
  • Financial management skills
  • The ability to prioritise and delegate effectively.

If you're interested in this role, please click here to apply

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