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Senior Project Officer/Executive Officer - Aviation Medicine Unit

NZ Defence Force
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Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Senior Project Officer/Executive Officer – Aviation Medicine Unit


  • Exciting new role!
  • Unique opportunities for professional development!
  • Join a learning team with a MDT approach!


This is a great time to join our Aviation Medicine Unit based in Whenuapai as it goes into re-development and expansion phase. NZDF is a dynamic organisation and Aviation Medicine is a specialist and a niche market within New Zealand.  


This role is varied and unique and functions at Executive Officer level where you will be supporting and coordinating activities within the Aviation Medicine Unit. Overall in this role you will be instrumental in supporting the unit reaching operational outputs (aircrew aviation medicine training, R&D and specialist advice to the Senior Executive).  


We are ideally seeking applicants that have a proven military or civilian background in aviation i.e. a flying or ground based role in support of flying operations. Alternatively you may have a significant experience in Health or Human Factors. In addition to this we are also keen to hear from applicants who can demonstrate a strong background in instructional design and training delivery using best practice learning methodology. A key piece of work you will be involved in collaborating with our international counterparts within the military aerospace medicine community.   With a strong focus on research and development you will be joining a team that is proactive and innovative; they are passionate about aviation medicine and are excited about the journey ahead.  


As an individual you are self managing, passionate and proactive in your approach. You will enjoy being part of a dynamic team of qualified professionals.   The ability to travel internationally is essential for this role. A good degree of physical fitness is needed as you will undertake hypobaric chamber related work. In addition to this you must have a full driver licence.  


This is a rare opportunity, vacancies like this don't come around very often, don't miss out!


NZDF offers a range of benefits to its employees including five weeks annual leave, life insurance, income protection insurance and much more.  


Please quote NZDF-1707025 in all correspondence. To view the Position Description and to Apply Online please use the links on this page. For further information, contact Andy Campbell on 09 417 8939, quoting NZDF-1707025.


Applications close at 5:00pm on Monday 7 August 2017.


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

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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