Principal Occupational Hygienist
New Zealand Government
Auckland City, AUK
1d ago
source : ExploreJobs

What you will doBased in Whenuapai, the Principal Occupational Hygienist is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of a comprehensive occupational hygiene programme for the RNZAF.

The programme supports the RNZAF Strategic Plan to deliver a strong airworthiness and safety culture (AF8).In this role you will also lead and supervise other Directorate of Air Force Safety & Health (DASH) staff to meet and maintain minimum legislative competency standards.

This also includes specific duties relating to substances hazardous to health. These capabilities are provided to all RNZAF Bases, and all NZ based exercises and overseas deployments involving RNZAF personnel.

What we need We are seeking a person with significant and relevant occupational hygiene experience who has worked at a senior level.

Alternatively this experience may be in the form of work undertaken while under the supervision of a professional hygienist.

Ideally you will have, or be working towards, an internationally recognised occupational hygiene qualification that is approved by the NZ Occupational Hygiene Society.

Having a good working knowledge of the relevant legislation, you will also be a member of a recognised hygiene organisation.

Delivering and developing training courses to professional groups isn't new for you. You are a confident communicator, both orally and in written form, and are more than happy to engage with a wide range of people across the organisation.

The point of difference in this role is that you will be supporting flying operations which will require you to carry out assessments in an aircraft environment.

A good level of physical fitness will ensure that you can perform all job related tasks, such as working at heights or in confined spaces and wearing appropriate personal protective equipment.

Who we are DASH enhances RNZAF Safety & Health to preserve operational capability. This is achieved through leadership & management in the disciplines of Aviation Medicine, Flight Safety, Workplace Health and Safety, and Occupational and Environmental Health.

Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.

Why Us This is a very unique opportunity in a specialist area of work. You will be integral in developing a new occupational health programme for a new generation of aircraft.

Opportunities like this don't come around very often! NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs / opinions, or family circumstances.

  • In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with : Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;Discounts Handbook for selected retail, entertainment and service providers;5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;Opportunities for career development.How to ApplyTo view the Position Description and to Apply Online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page.

    For further information, contact Tim Hopkins on 0212 7492 2116.Please note : If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

    Applications close on Monday 26 October 2020.Please note : Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for.

  • The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows : Higher level Security Clearancemost preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, ORis a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years : either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA;
  • and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

    If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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