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Transport Operations Officer

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Transport & Logistics
City/Town:
Wellington - Upper Hutt
Region:
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
07-Nov-2019
Closing Date:
21-Nov-2019
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Job Description

What you will do

This position is responsible for managing the technical and operational legislative compliance of all Land transport and movements matters for NZDF. This position has dual responsibilities as; the Transport and Movements Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Defence Logistics Command (Land) (DLC (Land)) and a tri-service mandate for Land Transport Authority compliance matters and other related support activities.

As the NZDF (Land) Transport and Movements Subject Matter Expert, you'll be the bridge between national legislative requirements and the subsequent NZDF interpretation and compliance, in effect defining and ensuring the link between strategic Defence level policy and Tri-service and HQJFNZ operational implementation.  This role will also deliver continuous improvement, efficiencies and development of all NZDF (Land) centric Transport and Movements operating systems, processes and procedures.

What we need

Someone experienced in the transport industry with strong knowledge of, and the ability to interpret, current NZ Road Transport Policy and Legislation.

You'll have a clean and current Full NZ Class 1 Driver's Licence, ideally with ‘I' and ‘O' endorsements and experience as both a Driving Instructor and Driver Testing Officer. 

In order to be successful in this position you will also have:

  • Operational logistics experience and a broad understanding of movements;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of military transport and movements structures, functions and operational capabilities;
  • Experience in Training Analysis (TA) and Training Design (TD);
  • Demonstrated reporting and analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of financial management practices and systems.

Qualifications from the NZ Army in relation to Battlefield Distribution Systems or equivalent qualifications covering the following are highly desirable:

  • Transport operational concepts;
  • Commanding CSS distribution procedures at platoon and intercompany level;
  • Comprehending transport management;
  • Supervising fleet management and maintenance management.

Who we are

The Defence Logistics Command (DLC) mission is to sustain operational excellence in order to support the NZDF and assist in delivering an Integrated Defence Force by 2025. DLC supports the NZDF by providing logistics (maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)), most supply chain and warehousing operations (SCWO) and shared services to the single Services and HQ Joint Forces NZ. DLC provides logistics policy and advice internally to the NZDF and externally to NZDF's stakeholders on an All of Government (AoG) basis. DLC is responsible for multi-national logistics policy and implementation through a series of bi-lateral and multilateral agreements and forums.

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

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:

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence. 

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 Tony Harding on (04) 576 9884.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Thursday 21 November 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:

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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