Technical officer - Radio Spectrum Management Policy & Planning

Posted on 12-Jan-2018
Application Close Date: 28-Jan-2018
Job Details
Location:
Wellington
Category:
Policy and Research
Position Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Job Reference:
MBIE/1308832
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  • Technical Officer with Radio Spectrum Management Policy and Planning
  • Live and Work in NZ's lively capital city Wellington
  • Work in a rapidly developing field that is critical to New Zealand's economic development 

 

About the role

The Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) Policy and Planning team maintains the regulatory responsibilities of the RSM Group in accordance with the requirements of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and Radiocommunications Regulations 2001, and based upon operational decisions, policies and practices. 

We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Officer. This role has responsibility for managing satellite filing processes in accordance with the procedures set by the International Telecommunications Union and for assisting with the management of licences that use Crown-owned spectrum.

This Technical Officer is a specialist position and is expected to bring business understanding and perspective to work in partnership with their manager and other staff.

As a Technical Officer your responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to client queries and requests relating to technical licensing information
  • Provide input with respect to the spectrum planning framework
  • Provide support to planning/policy team members for specific project work.
  • Register and manage satellite filing and coordination requests
  • Provide technical support such as communications support, invoicing and work with the Licensing team in implementing licensing rules for satellite/spec-related licence applications.
  • Look for opportunities to improve work processes to enhance the operation of RSM 
  • Promote and support RSM's business objectives and strategic priorities

 

Why work for us

  • We promote a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues, to think outside the box and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • We offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.
  • We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on the job learning, working with a knowledgeable ‘buddy' and training courses.
  • Our collaborative and supportive team encourages a positive, customer focussed, innovative and best in class attitude.

 

Skills and experience required

We are open to considering applications from applicants from a variety of backgrounds and levels – you may be working in another government department in a technical area, you may be a radio engineer who is on the road all the time and looking for a change of pace, or perhaps you are a recent grad looking for an interesting mix of engineering and administration. The kind of experience you will have will include:

  • A tertiary qualification relating to radio engineering or a related discipline
  • Practical radio communications experience
  • An ability to consider technical and policy implications when making decisions
  • Excellent relationship management and influencing skills
  • A high standard of written and verbal communication skills including the ability to simplify and clarify concepts for appropriate audiences
  • A strong customer service focus

 

We are expecting to appoint somewhere in the range of $55 - 70k depending on skills and experience.

How to apply

To find out more about this position and how to join MBIE, please refer to the attached Role Description or contact Peter van de Merwe at Peter.vandeMerwe@mbie.govt.nz

To apply please click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website. 

You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. 

For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process. 

 

Applications close at 5.00pm on Sunday 28 January 2018.