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Airworthiness Review Officer, RNZAF Ohakea

NZ Defence Force
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Project/Procurement/Risk Assurance
Manawatu - Wanganui - Palmerston North
Manawatu - Wanganui
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do

The primary role of the Airworthiness Review Officer is to ensure the effective running of the RNZAF's Airworthiness and Capability Review System. Tasks include:

  • Organisation, coordination, and administration of airworthiness and capability review meetings,
  • Coordination of airworthiness and capability review meeting inputs, including but not limited to distribution, collation, and analysis of airworthiness and capability review checklists.
  • Maintenance of the RNZAF Airworthiness Risk Register

The role is also responsible for maintenance of the Defence Aircraft Register, maintenance of the Airworthiness Documents and Document Registers, and provision of specialist advice on the Airworthiness Review process and document requirements.
What we need
Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will be strengths; your ability to work collectively and independently and your proven ability to make decisions using sound judgement will be required in all aspects of your role. Accuracy and attention to detail along with your ability to analyse information and make effective recommendations are attributes you also possess.

Your background with expertise in technical or operational environments will preferably include knowledge in fields such as certification, safety management systems and compliance assurance, and will be called upon regularly.

If you are a self-motivated, organised person that enjoys making a difference and are available for travel on a limited and scheduled basis we look forward to hearing from you.

Who we are
The purpose of the Directorate of Technical Airworthiness Regulation (DTAR) is to support the NZDF airworthiness authorities in administrating the business of airworthiness through the development, implementation and review of technical airworthiness regulations, policy, standards and specifications and the management of airworthiness review boards and compliance assurance activities.
The Airworthiness Review Cell (ARC) is responsible for the management of Airworthiness and Capability Management Committees (AMC and ACMCs), Certification Review Committees (CRCs) and Airworthiness Boards (ABs) and associated administrative registers. This includes providing specialist advice to stakeholders on board requirements and providing updates on the status of identified risks and action items.
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. 
Why Us 
This small team supports how the Airworthiness Review cell functions will transition to meet the new NZDF Aviation Regulatory requirements – exciting and challenging times ahead, join us as we move into a new environment.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 

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 Michael Chalmers on 06 351 5648
Applications close on April 25 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:
Low level Security Clearance

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

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

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