Maritime Officer - Falkland Islands

Closing date: 11/12/2020 

We're looking for someone who can provide an efficient maritime service to uphold regulations and ensure that FIG safety and security is maintained and support the provision of harbour control services, ensuring the safe transit and handling of vessels into and out of the port.

Undertake harbour/port operations, including patrols of main harbours, to enforce maritime legislation, harbour and pollution law, and to deal with any transgressions or incidents, including pollution clean-up to ensure effective response to safety at sea and for pollution prevention.

Monitor compliance with relevant maritime laws, investigating cases and preparing prosecution cases as required to uphold the law for FIG.

As an appropriately trained and qualified CAT 2 Inspector, carry out inspections of foreign flagged merchant and fishing vessels in accordance with the approved inspection standards and Authority policy.

Monitor and regulate traffic to ensure compliance with all local, national and international regulations.

Operation of FI vessel monitoring system to ensure the system is working effectively.

Inspect and maintain navigational aids to ensure their operability.

Undertake health, safety and environmental inspections on maritime vessels to assess compliance with international and local regulations.

Participate, manage, and control a variety of office duties including ordering of stores and equipment, operating communication equipment and processing incoming correspondence.

Participate and assist with maritime emergencies at any time (24 hours) if required.

Enforce the Port Facility Security Plan including participating in drills and exercises to ensure effective security is maintained.

Maintain and develop good liaison with all relevant stakeholders including maritime protection vessels, fishing vessels, agents and military representatives to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of duties.

The job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive definition of your duties. You shall undertake such additional or other duties as may reasonably be required by FIG commensurate with your role and grade.