The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Incorporated
Position: NZART Administration Liaison Officer
Location: Within commuting distance of the Ministry of Economic Development Head Office in Wellington.
Responsible to: NZART Council
Description of Position
NZART is the body representing Amateur Radio in New Zealand. NZART is a member society of the International Amateur Radio Union and of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 3. The NZART Administration Liaison Officer is appointed by NZART Council to maintain contact with and to negotiate with the New Zealand Administration, currently the Ministry of Economic Development, and at times with other organisations both national and international, on regulatory and licensing matters affecting New Zealand's radio amateurs.
Duties of the Position
To establish and maintain two-way liaison with the appropriate staff of the Administration on Amateur Radio and associated regulatory and licensing matters.
To attend meetings at, and to maintain contact with, the Administration, by telephone, fax, e-mail and letter, on Amateur Radio and associated matters.
To keep New Zealand amateur radio regulatory matters under review.
To take an active part in the Administration's preparations for ITU Conferences as the representative of the Amateur Service, including attending working-group and plenary meetings where there is Amateur Radio involvement.
To respond to and action radio regulatory and licensing queries and similar matters raised by Councillors, Officers and members.
To work with other appointed NZART Officers and groups as required.
To take an active part in the NZART IARU Liaison Committee to advise on regulatory matters, ITU activities and to implement IARU requests with the Administration.
To provide specialist advice to Council on radio regulatory and licensing matters.
To report in writing to Council at each face-to-face Council meeting and at two- or three-month intervals between, and as required.
To attend Council meetings as may be required.
To encourage an understanding of radio regulatory and licensing matters by New Zealand's radio amateurs.
To produce entries for publication in "Break-In", in "NZART Callbook" and similar from time-to-time to keep radio amateurs appraised of radio regulatory and licensing matters.
To manage an approved budget from Council if this is necessary.
To keep appraised of ITU, IARU and other international affairs.
Work Experience should
Have a working understanding of the International Radio Regulations, of ITU Conferences and of ITU procedures.
Have a working knowledge of New Zealand's radio regulatory legislation and legislative processes.
Have research experience addressing radio regulatory and licensing issues and finding solutions.
Have experience in working to produce draft and final documents within time-constraints and dead-lines.
Good person skills.
A good knowledge of Amateur Radio and the objects of IARU and of NZART.
Good written and speaking skills for complete, clear and concise communication with the Administration, Councillors, Officers and members.
Able to seek appropriate inputs from others and to develop documents to draft and final computer-file stage, ready for printing.
Able to maintain accurate and detailed records.
To have and make available at own expense, a personal computer with modem and with CD-ROM reader and appropriate word-processing and other software.
The position is an unpaid annual appointment by Council.
Operating expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with the NZART policy on Officer Expenses.
February 1998 (Updated with MOC / MED wording change, April 2002)
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