Logistics And Finance Officer

Logistics And Finance Officer

Royal Australian Navy | australian capital territory, ACT, AU

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Description

At sea,Logistics and Finance Officers(known in the Navy as a Maritime Logistics Officer) are responsible and accountable for the delivery of all logistic support functions required by the ship (material) and the ship's company (personnel). Specific activities include the provision of spare parts for maintenance, port visit planning and replenishment, catering, hospitality services, financial management, and the business management of all logistic support functions (material and personnel) to sustain a high level of capability and operational readiness. TheLogistics and Finance Officers, as the responsible Officer for the Logistic department, analyses and advises Command on resource sustainability in meeting the capability and readiness of the ship.
In addition to specific core logistic responsibilities, theLogistics and Finance Officermust be able to lead the Logistic department in support of whole-ship operational evolutions which are key to the daily routine of a ship, whether alongside or at sea. Two key roles are the management of the flight deck and helicopter control responsibilities, and the leadership responsibility during heightened states of readiness where the ship is about to, or has received, an element of damage. Both roles are critical to maintaining a high state of readiness and capability that ensures the Navy mission is achieved.
Ashore, theLogistics and Finance Officeris employed in a number of domains such as Operational Logistics (national and intern...
At sea,Logistics and Finance Officers(known in the Navy as a Maritime Logistics Officer) are responsible and accountable for the delivery of all logistic support functions required by the ship (material) and the ship's company (personnel). Specific activities include the provision of spare parts for maintenance, port visit planning and replenishment, catering, hospitality services, financial management, and the business management of all logistic support functions (material and personnel) to sustain a high level of capability and operational readiness. TheLogistics and Finance Officers, as the responsible Officer for the Logistic department, analyses and advises Command on resource sustainability in meeting the capability and readiness of the ship.
In addition to specific core logistic responsibilities, theLogistics and Finance Officermust be able to lead the Logistic department in support of whole-ship operational evolutions which are key to the daily routine of a ship, whether alongside or at sea. Two key roles are the management of the flight deck and helicopter control responsibilities, and the leadership responsibility during heightened states of readiness where the ship is about to, or has received, an element of damage. Both roles are critical to maintaining a high state of readiness and capability that ensures the Navy mission is achieved.
Ashore, theLogistics and Finance Officeris employed in a number of domains such as Operational Logistics (national and international), major projects and capabilities, through-life support for Navy and Defence platforms, logistics policy, training and career management. These key areas are further expanded in responsibility for financial management, Integrated Logistic Support Management in the delivery of Navy capability, and a highly valued maritime logistic skill set in the conduct of operations and exercises with Australian and foreign military forces.
The above management functions require aLogistics and Finance Officerto be adept at performing in an environment where changing operational imperatives often require leaders to rapidly re-assess priorities in support of the Command aim.
Logistics and Finance Officersmust have a very good understanding of operational priorities, the impact upon capability (material personnel) and logistic business practices to ensure a thorough analysis is conducted and the correct decision is made. The Logistics and Finance Officers in formulating the recommendation to Command will have a very good team of experienced superiors and subordinates. Each member of the Logistic department is highly trained and capable of providing subject matter expertise, within their specific field, and an honest assessment on how the decision will impact upon personnel. All aspects will be considered by the Logistics and Finance Officer in the delivery of sustained capability.
While the focus of a Logistics and Finance Officer's early career remains qualifying for sea service and serving at sea, there will be intermittent periods where Logistics and Finance Officers will be employed ashore. Many of the positions ashore will require a high level of logistic knowledge supporting current and new capability, policy, training, and the coordination of logistics support for Navy units deployed into operational areas (national and international).
The Logistic department is built upon the three pillars of support:
Core: Encompassing logistic support, training and policy development in support of the FleetMaterial: Delivery of maritime logistic knowledge, and requirements, into the development and delivery of current and future capabilityJoint: Ensuring a high degree of maritime logistic knowledge is delivered in support of maritime elements working as part of a joint military force or, in conjunction with other Australian Defence OrganisationsAdditional Duties
In addition to their normal duties, all Navy Officers will be designated as Divisional Officers throughout their career. This involves the leadership, management, administration and career advice to junior sailors and Officers within their Division which may involve up to fifty junior sailors and Officers.
All junior Officers onboard RAN vessels will be required to keep Officer of the Day (OOD) duties. The OOD is the Commanding Officers (CO) representative for a 24 hour period and is directly responsible to the CO for the safety and security of the Ship and personnel onboard.
They'll also be engaged in managing the general maintenance and upkeep of their Navy vessels and equipment as part of the larger team.
Types of Entry
Australian Defence Force AcademyComplete a university degree at ADFA whilst undertaking military and leadership training
OfficerJoin the ADF with Year 12 passes and appropriate qualifications
UndergraduateJoin while still at university and have your remaining study fees sponsored
Salary
On completion of your degree, initial military training and initial employment training you could earn a salary worth at least:
$80,955 p.a.
Plus generous superannuation
Salary is based on Australian Defence Force Academy entry. It does not include additional allowances or deductions for tax, meals and accommodation.