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PERMANENT

OFFICES:  SWR/MRCC OFFICE ​

The above position will report to MRCC Operations Supervisor

JOB PURPOSE

Collaborate and cooperate with the Duty Controller/SMC in the execution of MRCC functions both operationally and administratively. The operational requirements involve supporting all planning and operational activities as required for the coordination of SAR and MAS operations in conjunction with the Duty Controller. Performing an essential service function in terms of services being delivered to the Maritime community.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  • Assist to obtain information on the emergency.
  • Assist to ascertain the type of emergency equipment carried by the missing or distressed craft.
  • Assist in gathering information on prevailing environmental conditions.
  • If necessary, assist to obtain movements and location of vessels.
  • Assist to plot the area to be searched and the methods and facilities to be used.
  • Assist in developing the search action plan.
  • Assist in the dispatch of SAR facilities.
  • Assist in arranging briefing and debriefing of SAR personnel.
  • Collecting all reports from any source that could modify the search action plan.
  • Assist in arranging for refuelling and the accommodation of SAR personnel.
  • Assist in arranging for delivery of supplies to sustain survivors.
  • Assist to maintain in chronological order, an accurate and up-to-date record with a plot, where necessary of all proceedings.
  • Assist in releasing SAR facilities when assistance is no longer required.
  • Assist in preparing a final report on the results of the operation.
  • Assist in monitoring operational communications and distress, urgency and safety communications.
  • Collect information on Search and Rescue units to ensure they can get underway without delay.
  • Collect information on resource readiness standards to minimize resource unavailability.
  • Collect information on geographic sites of SAR facilities, to ensure optimal placement for projected distress incidents.
  • Carry out general administrative duties within the operations room
  • Assist with and conduct SAR training

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Timeous, appropriate response to emergencies and Operational readiness
  • Accurate transfer of information
  • Accuracy of data capturing
  • Good Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Strong mathematical and numerical skills

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Grade 12 with Mathematics, Geography and English.
  • NQF level 5 (Higher Certificate) in Maritime or related studies
  • Sea going experience of 3 to 5 years advantageous.
  • Understanding of the Maritime environment.

 

It must also be noted that this position(s) are for shift workers (12hours or as determined by the organization).

Should you meet the requirements as set out above, please e-mail your CV to: Masiye Pilusa at recruitment3@samsa.org.za  CLOSING DATE: 25 January 2022

As we are committed to Employment Equity in our employment practices, it is our intention to appoint individuals with the aim of meeting our Equity objectives. Preference will be given to members of the designated groups (African Male and/ Coloured Female) & Disability to achieve the objectives of Employment Equity.

Please note: SAMSA reserves the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. No late applications will be considered. Psychometric and other assessments may be used as part of the selection process and all shortlisted candidates will be required to be available for the tests. If you have not been contacted within 1 month of the closing date as mentioned above, kindly deem your application unsuccessful.

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