• Technical Officer Level 4 Engineering - Willis Island

    • APS Level 6 (Technical Officer Level 4), $80,665 to $91,713 plus an additional 15.4% superannuation
    • Full-time
    • Data & Digital - QLD Willis Island Field Station

    On behalf of Manager National Observing Operations, applications are sought from candidates interested in being part of a team of four, to undertake a voluntary remote posting to Willis Island for an approximate term of 6 months. Successful applicants are expected to depart for Willis Island in April 2021.

    To operate effectively as the Technical Officer Level 4 (TO4) – Engineering at Willis Island, you will undertake moderate to very complex operational and network support tasks whilst working under the general guidance of the Manager Observing Operations Hub - Cairns and the Cairns Hub Willis Island Leads.

    Regardless of the tasks or specialisation, the successful applicant will be required to liaise with stakeholder groups on technical aspects of observing networks, review and contribute to working documentation, prepare and deliver reports and provide technical expertise on equipment and procedures where required.

    As the Willis Island TO4 (Engineering), you will be part of the Observing Operations team in Cairns undertaking key roles in the National Observing Operations Program in the Data and Digital Group. All members of the Observing Operations Cairns team undertake moderate to complex network support tasks such as coordination of resources for maintenance, inspections and return to service of sophisticated technologies, advanced system diagnostics and fault finding, technical administration and providing support to teams working in remote environments.

    You will be expected to participate in station cleaning and general household duties and support the Technical Officer Level 3 (OIC) to lead a local work culture that supports staff to live and work in an isolated environment, building resilience in other staff and managing relationships with staff and supervisors.

    As a member of a small team living and working in an isolated environment, there are several personal qualities and technical requirements that will determine suitability for this position. Applicants will be assessed on technical experience, knowledge and competencies, as well as personal resilience and adaptability in unique living and working arrangements. This is an opportunity for the successful applicant to gain experience working in a remote location and enable personal development.

    Whilst limited internet access is available at Willis Island for personal use, the satellite-based facilities are provided primarily by a NBN satellite service and may be restricted at times due to the remote locality, bandwidth availability and cloud cover.

    Where required, the Bureau will provide relevant training to successful applicants with travel required to undertake this training in Melbourne and Cairns.

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