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Environmental Health Officers who are described as Force Health Protection Officers, plan, coordinate and implement control strategies to minimise adverse health impacts from the environment and the workplace.
Medical and Health
About the role
The role is a combination of environmental/public health and occupational hygiene. Occupational hygiene generally typically occupies 50% of the normal work role both in New Zealand and overseas.
You will also develop public health related training packages and programmes that will be used on deployed operations or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief duties.
Ultimately your advice and input helps to ensure the health and safety of our people and the success of operations conducted both at home and overseas.
Areas of responsibility of Force Health Protection Officers include, but are not limited to the following:
Food safety; Occupational hygiene; Field hygiene and Waste management; Pest and Vector control; Emergency management; Workplace assessments; Communicable disease; and Public Health assessments and investigations
Job on base
Job on deployment
Career progression and training
(26 weeks) Location: RNZAF Base Woodbourne
All individuals selected to become Commissioned Officers in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) are required to complete this course. It is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and experience necessary for commissioned service and the beginning of a career in leadership. This course will cover various subjects including:
RNZAF Customs and Protocol Drill and Parades Military Law Military Field Skills and Weapons Training Defence and Strategic Studies Communication Skills Command, Leadership and Management First Aid
Salary and benefits
Careers in the Air Force are well-rewarded, as well as being diverse and exciting. As you become more experienced and move up through the ranks, gaining additional skills and qualifications, you will see your salary rise accordingly.
All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.
Free medical and dental
5 weeks annual leave
Access to additional compensation and housing allowances
Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels
Defence discounts at selected stores and services
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