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About the role

The Chief Remote Pilot & Capability Coordinator is responsible for exercising the regulatory responsibilities of the ReOC Chief Remote Pilot pursuant to the Civil Aviation Act and subordinate legislation. The role will ensure that capability to meet operational objectives are in line with the Strategic & Business Plans.

Some of the key duties will include:

  • Develop, enforce, and monitor RPAS maintenance standards and oversee maintenance for RPAS.
  • Ensure maintenance activities are conducted in accordance with the procedures detailed in the relevant RPAS section of the RPAS Operational Procedures and that specialist equipment items are serviceable.
  • Develop and update the Operations Manual and Operational Procedures and develop checklists and applications for approvals and permissions to facilitate safe and legal remote flight operations.
  • Maintain a complete and up-to-date reference library of operational documents as required by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
  • Provide input into the ongoing development and delivery of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for UAV (Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle) operations.
  • Support the Chief Pilot to ensure that all SOPs and policies are implemented and carried out consistently throughout both the paid and volunteer pilot groups.
  • Assist with state-wide equipment purchases, maintenance and repair, storage and annual allocation.
  • Develop and oversee training for SLSNSW members responsible for remote pilot operations and ensure compliance.
  • Provide input into the ongoing development of the UAV membership strategy.

What you’ll need 

  • Qualify as a Chief Remote Pilot through CASA assessment, including holding a valid RePL, and an aviation radio qualification AROC or the ability to obtain.
  • Eligibility to be approved as SLSNSW Chief Remoter Pilot for SLSNSW RPAS operations by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the CASA Regulations and Orders that affect SLSNSW’s ReOC and of the responsibilities of a Chief Remote Pilot.
  • An understanding of aviation law and technical knowledge of UAV’s or similar aviation in public safety roles.
  • An understanding of radar, detect and avoid, and ISR systems.
  • An understanding of radio technology / equipment.
  • A background in document writing and regulatory approvals.
  • Well-developed analytical skills: a conceptual approach to planning, and the ability to make sound judgements.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills and a proven ability in determining priorities, coordinating activities and meeting deadlines without supervision.
  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills (including presentation and report writing) and the ability to communicate to stakeholders at any level.
  • High level computer skills including the full suite of Microsoft Office programs and database management.
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment.
  • Able to travel intra-state when required.
  • Motor Vehicle Licence required.
  • A demonstrated commitment and working knowledge of ethical practices, WHS, EEO and anti-discrimination.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and Public Holidays.

What’s in it for YOU:

  • Gain & develop skills in a high growth industry.
  • Flexible working option.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Salary Packaging of your living expenses to increase your net income.
  • Modern bright facilities with excellent staff amenities.
  • Laptop and phone.
  • Employee assistance program EAP for health and wellbeing.
  • Weekly fruit, biscuits and regular BBQs and morning teas.

Location: Hybrid work option & Belrose NSW

Position: Full time (2 years Fixed Term Contract)

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