Job Descriptions - Approved Radio Examiner (NZART ARX)
The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Incorporated
Position: NZART's Approved Radio Examiner (NZART ARX)
Location: Anywhere in New Zealand.
Responsible to: NZART Council
This position requires a person who is listed as an "Amateur radio operator examiner" (ARX) by the New Zealand administration, the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) Radio Spectrum Management Group (RSM). This brings the qualifications necessary to access SMART, the RSM's "Spectrum Management and Registration Technology", as an "Approved Radio Examiner" for amateur radio operators.
The NZART ARX is a specialist officer position within NZART (see: NZART Constitution 1.2 j.)
The primary function of the NZART ARX is to respond to and action enquiries on amateur radio operating and amateur radio callsign matters from NZART members and from the general public within New Zealand and overseas.
Competent on-line operation of RSM's SMART database is required in accordance with the RSM PIB46 document and the Callsign Policy requirements set by NZART Council.
This position requires regular contact with and is responsible to, MED RSM, as part of the MED-approved ARX function.
To help to maintain continuity of service, a Deputy NZART ARX will assist the ARX following this same Job Description. (See NZART Constitution 4.7 b and also "Council Procedure for the Handling of Officer Replacements", Paragraph 2.)
Advisory support to the NZART ARX is given from a Council-appointed specialist in international amateur radio on-air activities.
By delegation and as authorised by NZART Council, an AREC Officer as Assistant to the NZART ARX will process all callsigns used exclusively by AREC (see NZART Constitution 4.7 c).
The ARX and assistants may make enquiries as necessary and liaise with other NZART officers and groups.
Duties of the Position:
To receive and action enquiries/requests on Certificate of Competency and callsign matters from radio amateurs and the general public.
To receive requests for, and to assist the selection and provision of, an appropriate callsign to qualified enquirers.
In consultation with the appropriate advisors and based on the traditions and wider interests of the Amateur Service, investigate the prior history, desirability and intent of selected callsigns before making any firm callsign allocation.
To administer Certificate of Competency and callsign details in SMART.
To report in writing for face-to-face meetings of Council and to report verbally or by email as required.
To receive fees for any administration provided by the ARX in accordance with the fee structure set by NZART Council and properly account for all financial transactions as required by NZART practices.
The ARX is not obliged to accept every task requested by radio amateurs and the general public, but may decline a task without having to declare a reason if the task is seen as unreasonable or not in accord with accepted practices.
An understanding of the International Radio Regulations, New Zealand's radio regulatory scene, the New Zealand amateur radio qualification examination and callsign structures is desirable.
Good interpersonal skills.
A good knowledge of Amateur Radio, the objects of IARU and NZART with specific reference to amateur radio qualifications.
Maintain accurate records of all actions taken, in a form acceptable to the RSM ARX auditors and provide statistical and other reports required by NZART Council.
To have personal computer skills with internet, word-processing and other software experience.
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