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Duty Officers

SLSNR Support Services | Duty Officers

Northern Region has two appointed Duty Officers at any one time who have operational oversight of all   Lifesaving activities   within the   Northern   Region.   Often referred to as Delta operations, these Duty Officers exist to support patrols and SurfCom during or after major incidents or situations as an option to call for advice or guidance. The Duty Officer is someone with a lot of life saving knowledge that help patrols that maybe under resourced when they roam whilst on duty.  

This role also helps member with support after a major indecent that needs a debriefing or peer support services.

Becoming a Duty Officer

SLSNR must ensure that it's Duty Officers are responsible, mature and capable persons. At times Duty Officers maybe tasked to Critical Incidents involving people who are experiencing a range of differing reactions to traumatic events, they may also be tasked to incidents where SLS processes and protocols need to be implemented.

It is important that all Duty Officers have the necessary pre-requites and training to ensure proper and effective support can be provided for our members and the public.

Training for returning Duty Officers will be held at the Marine Rescue Center on Tuesday 16th October.

Pre requisites:

  • 20 years of age
  • Full Motor Vehicle License
  • Successful Police Vetting
  • SLS Member
  • SLS Award (refreshed)
  • Club Endorsement
  • First Aid Level 2 (refreshed)
  • Senior Lifeguard Award: IRB Driver (refreshed)
  • Marine VHF Radio Operators Award
  • CIMS 4
  • Peer Support
  • Extensive SLS Knowledge & Understanding

Desirable qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Advanced Lifeguard Award
  • RWC Operator
  • Manage the Initial Marine Response
  • Marine Search & Rescue Technical
  • Sound communication skills
  • Leadership and decision making qualities
  • Professionalism
  • Ability to multi task and work under pressure
  • Customer orientated manner

It is expected that applicants far exceed the minimum requirements, qualifications and experience for this role

Note: SLSNR reserves the right to accept members into the Duty Officer program at their discretion