Personal qualities expected of Antarctic expeditioners
The applicant’s attitude, behaviour and potential behaviour will be assessed in terms of each indicator under the personal qualities criteria listed below.
1. A strong work ethic
Demonstrated by a proven history of efficient, effective, responsive and productive work performance.
Applicants for supervisory positions will be expected to demonstrate supervisory capabilities, including a good knowledge of workplace diversity, workplace relations, occupational health and safety and environmental management practices and principles.
2. Ability to make a positive contribution to community and team
- the capacity to cope with physical and emotional isolation and the resilience to overcome hardship
- the capacity to work productively, contribute to the success of small isolated work groups and the overall community including recognising the affect one’s behaviour has on others
- the capacity to address and resolve issues of conflict
- the capacity to exercise sound judgement
- flexibility, tolerance and acceptance of changing circumstances
- qualities of robustness, motivation and confidence along with sensitivity, situational awareness and support and respect of fellow workers
- good social skills and a pride in one’s appearance and maintenance of socially accepted standards of hygiene
- responsible use of alcohol
- not exhibiting behaviour that could endanger others’ safety or be seen as being abusive, threatening or offensive to others.
3. Respect for authority and a willingness to comply with the law, legislative requirements and AAD policies and procedures
- a history of complying with authority and supporting lawful instructions
- a commitment to and compliance with appropriate environmental management policies and practices
- a knowledge and history of compliance with work health and safety practices and principles
- a recognition of harassment and discrimination issues and compliance with associated legislative requirements.
4. A commitment to AAP specific requirements
- a commitment to supporting the Australian Antarctic Science Program
- a willingness to participate in “common duties” and activities in support of the community generally
- a commitment to fully participate in all required training and associated activities.