As an Aircraft Ground Support Officer (AGSO) you will be responsible for ground support for fixed and rotary wing operations in Antarctica. This involves operation of machinery, and manual work including the construction and maintenance of ski landing areas. You will handle fuel and interface with fixed/rotary wing aircraft. You will also transport passengers and cargo to and from aircraft.
Aircraft schedules are heavily influenced by weather conditions. AGSOs often work long hours to capitalise on periods of good weather.
AGSOs are employed in summer jobs at Casey and Davis stations, and Wilkins Aerodrome.
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.
To apply for this role you must have the skills and licences listed below:
- A valid, unrestricted Heavy Rigid (HR) licence.