Would you prefer a career that's hand on, or does a job that's focused on planning appeal to you? Operations Officer and Movement roles in the Air Force are available now — keep reading to find out more.
What's cool about this job? You'll be responsible for provision of airfield services for efficient and effective movement of personnel and materiel to support Australian Defence Force activities, operations and exercises. This role includes activities such as loading, unloading and refuelling of aircraft, and the operation of a wide range of service vehicles to support these activities.
You'll also be responsible for road movements activities, where tasks such as vehicle despatch, vehicle fleet management and vehicle accident management are performed.
Duties can include receipt, storage and issue of bulk fuel, air terminal operations which involves the movement of passengers and cargo on Air Force or visiting aircraft, driving standard Service vehicles (and special purpose vehicles after appropriate training), operating forklifts in the loading and unloading of transport vehicles and aircraft, refuelling Air Force and visiting aircraft, runway sweeper operations and driver training and testing.
How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $67,411 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)
What's cool about this job? You will assist in the mission planning, tasking, coordination and monitoring of air operations within single Service, joint and combined air operations environments.
You will support the Air Operations Commander through management of the air operations centre resources and administration, and are required to use sophisticated computerised battle management systems.
You may be employed in a variety of air and Base operations support roles including support units, flying squadrons, and wings and higher Air Force and other Australian Defence Force operational command headquarters. You also may be employed as an Air Weapons Range Safety Officer and oversee the safe coordination of live or inert weapon drops.
Or, you may be employed as part of a Tactical Air Control Party — where you will be responsible for the coordination of air assets in support of deployed Army units.
How much does it pay? Salary package upon completion of training is $77,168 per year (includes service allowances and a generous super contribution)