The Aerodrome Camp Support Officer (ACSO) cooks and caters food for Wilkins Aerodrome, and manages kitchen/ablution hygiene. The ACSO maintains accurate records, performs stock control and re-orders food and consumables. This is done in partnership with Casey station Chefs and the Chef Advisor in Hobart.
The ACSO also undertakes a range of duties to maintain essential services at Wilkins Aerodrome. Some of the aviation duties include cargo/baggage handling, weather reporting, passenger liaison and first aid.
The Aerodrome Camp Support Officer is employed in a summer job only.
For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the job description and general information for applicants documents below.
- The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $66,319 per annum ($2542 per fortnight before tax).
- Additional allowances totalling $60,974 per annum are payable while working in Antarctica.
- A generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 15.4% will be paid in addition to salary and allowances.
- You will accrue recreation leave at the equivalent of 20 days per annum pro rata. Please note that recreation leave is not available in Antarctica, but will be paid out on return to Australia.
Applications from persons who are not Australian citizens will usually only be considered where there are no suitable Australian applicants.