Communications Operator

As a Communications Operator you will operate the Communications Centre on station to ensure the safety of personnel travelling by air, sea and in the field. You will assist telecommunications technical staff to manage communications systems and equipment, network administration and other administrative duties. You will help other expeditioners with minor computer problems.

Communications Operators are employed in summer jobs only at Casey and Davis stations.

For more detailed information about the requirements of the role and the selection process, please see the ‘How to apply’ section below.

Employment conditions

  • The annual base salary (while in Australia) is $65,019 per annum ($2493 per fortnight before tax).
  • Additional allowances totalling $59,778 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.

Contact

For general enquiries, including the application process and working in Antarctica, please contact the Recruitment team 1800 030 755 or recruitment@aad.gov.au.

For job specific (technical or trade related) enquiries, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact the technical supervisor Sangeeta Lall (03) 6232 3420.

Eligibility

To be eligible for consideration you must be either an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen, or a resident of Australia with a valid visa granting appropriate work rights in Australia.

How to apply

  1. Read General information for applicants. This is an overview of the recruitment and selection process.
  2. Review the job description. This describes the job and specifies essential qualifications and experience. It also tells you what documents you need to attach to your application.
  3. Have your documents ready to attach (eg licences, qualifications and current CV/résumé). You must include these to be considered for the job.
  4. When you have completed steps 1 to 3 above, click ‘Apply Now’ to start your application.

Applications close at midnight AEDT (Hobart time) on 24 January 2019.