Applications are invited for the position of Search Mission Coordinator based at FAOR ATCC The successful applicants will be reporting to the Chief:ARCC.
· Obtain and evaluate all data on the emergency;
· Remain informed of prevailing environmental conditions;
· Develop the search action plan, (and rescue action plan as appropriate), i.e., allocated search areas;
· Ensure that communications can be carried out rapidly with operating units, and that high precedence messages can be routed quickly;
· Designate the OSC, dispatch SAR facilities and designate on-scene communications frequencies;
· Inform the ARCC chief of the search action plan;
· Co-ordinate the operation with adjacent RCC’s when appropriate;
· Arrange briefing and debriefing of SAR personnel;
· Evaluate all reports from any source and modify the search action plan as necessary;
· Arrange for the fuelling of aircraft and, for a prolonged search, arrange for the accommodation of SAR personnel;
· Arrange for delivery of supplies to sustain survivors;
· Maintain in chronological order an accurate and up-to-date record with a plot, where necessary, of all proceedings;
· Release SAR facilities when assistance is no longer required;
· Notify accident investigation authorities;
· Gather information about distress situations; develop accurate and workable action plans, and dispatch and co-ordinate the resource that will carry out SAR missions.
· Monitor and maintain communications procedures, reports, files, and logs;
· Ensure the long range, and short-range communications are efficient and reliable
· Monitor operational communications, and distress, urgency and safety communications;
· Monitor Search and Rescue units to ensure they can get underway and arrive at the distress location, without delay.
· Confirm the mix of resources at SAR facilities; ensure they are correct for the types of incidents experienced or anticipated;
· Keep abreast of advancements in order to identify better and more cost-effective response resources;
· Research and exercise to ensure that SAR operations can safely and effectively be conducted in anticipated environment(s).
· Maintain close liaison with other organization; know their capabilities to ensure that the most capable and timely resources, regardless of ownership, respond to SAR situations
· Review historical incidents and apply lessons learned to identify and correct weaknesses.
· Monitor resource readiness standards to minimize resource unavailability;
· Monitor geographic sites of SAR facilities to ensure optimal placement for projected distress incidents
· Assessing emerging technologies and other environmental changes and opportunities.
· Appraising the system, including the use of SAR statistics to identify recurring causes of distress incidents.
· Analyse and respond to finding and recommendations of accident investigations.
· Promoting legislation, rules, treaties, or agreements to promote safety.
· Participate in SCCs and international and interagency SAR meetings.