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Government of Bermuda


Maritime Sector





Closing date:

28 September 2022

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Government of Bermuda

Department of Marine & Ports Services

PS 28-30     $89,536 - $96,286 (=US$ Equivalent)

Job Number: DHR02618

Closing date: 28 September 2022

The Maritime Operations Centre Controller works under the direction of the Senior Maritime Operations Centre Controller. The post-holder is responsible for performing duties associated with the Maritime Search and Rescue Service, Coastal Radar Surveillance (VTS) and Marine Communications Service which includes channel clearance to ships and the processing of foreign recreational vessels arriving and departing Bermuda. The post-holder will be responsible for communicating with all vessels, with a strong emphasis on preventative SAR with non-commercial vessels.

The post-holder must possess a minimum of a Deck Officer Certificate of Competency with GMDSS Communication training certification to a Commonwealth standard or alternatively a merchant marine Maritime Radio Communications General Certificate (MRGC) or Electro-Technical Officer Training with Radio and Radar modules. The post holder must possess a minimum of five years’ experience in the marine industry either at sea or in a related shore side position ideally with specific experience in marine communications, traffic management and / or SAR case management.  Coast Guard watch standers or those persons with a military (naval) background and the demonstrated competencies in the above areas (i.e. Communications, Radar/VTS and SAR planning) can also be considered.

Familiarity with the COSPAS/SARSAT system is required so as to assist with the beacon registration process and to permit timely response to 406 MHz Beacon distress alerts and ship security alerts from Bermuda registered ships and aircraft operating worldwide.

This position involves a single person watch rotation in order to cover the Centre’s 24 hour operations, with the roster based upon a 35 hour working week. 

This post is offered on a three-year contract, with potential for further extension. Qualified persons wishing to be considered for the post may apply online. Click Apply by the specified closing date 28 September 2022.

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