Explosive Detector Dog Handler - Queenstown at Civil Aviation Authority of NZ, Otago
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
The Civil Aviation Authority and the Aviation Security Service offer distinctively different career opportunities and embrace diverse talent. All jobs at the Authority contribute to ensuring safe and secure skies to help New Zealand fly.
The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory arm of our organisation and the Aviation Security Service is the nationwide provider for aviation security.
Explosive Detector Dog Handler
Working at our organisation you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to safe and secure skies, for New Zealand.
About the role
Our dog teams search for explosives within the airport environment and may also assist other government agencies with national security events or incidents. Our dog teams are mobile and react to any potential threat to national security. They can deploy at a moment’s notice to any airport or location around New Zealand. Our teams are expected to maintain a high level of operational standard through regular training and assessments.
What we are looking for
- be a true professional who is able to adapt and make clear decisions under pressure.
- be flexible and able to respond as required in a dynamic, operational environment.
- have the ability to work alone and as an engaged member of the team.
- have a growth mindset and be committed to continuous learning.
- Willing to have regular Covid-19 tests and continue to be fully-vaccinated for your own health; and the health, safety and wellbeing of colleagues, friends, family and the wider community.
- Medically and physically fit and willing to undertake a medical assessment by a licensed aviation medical practitioner.
- New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.
- Full clean New Zealand driver's licence.
- Able to work rostered shift work, which may include weekends, nights, public holidays and afterhours callouts.
- Suitable, fully fenced property to home a dog within 50 minutes travel time of the base airport, and with off-street parking for a work vehicle.
You need to be able to travel at short notice and for varying durations. This starts soon after you join when you will attend a 5-day Basic Training Course in either Christchurch or Auckland, focusing on the legislative requirements of our role. You will then attend a 5-day allocation course in Wellington where you will be paired with an operational dog. Your focused EDD training will commence after that and will involve 9 weeks away in Wellington and Auckland.Ongoing training and operations requirements will require travel and deployments to various airports and locations.
Please read through the position description for this role to find out if you have the relevant skills and experience to become a successful EDDU Handler. As part of your application, we ask that you include a current CV and also a cover letter that answers the following questions:
- Do you have any pet or working dogs at your property? If yes, please provide details.
- Do you own your current property or rent? If you rent, are you able to house a dog?
- Do you live within 50 minutes travel time of the airport and have off-street parking for a work vehicle?
- Is your property fully fenced? If not, what would be your intention if you were to join EDDU?
- What do you believe the care of an Aviation Security Service dog will involve on a daily basis?
- What changes do you believe you will have to make to accommodate the time and responsibility of having an Aviation Security Service dog?
Applications close on 11:59 pm Sunday 2 October 2022.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||Civil Aviation Authority of NZ|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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