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Marine Operations Centre Controller - Bermuda

  • Post Date:30th October 2020
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Government of Bermuda

The Cabinet Office

Department of Human Resources

Marine Operations Centre Controller

Department of Marine and Ports Services

Salary: PS28   $80,582 (=US$ Equivalent)

Job Number:  DHR02169 (300158)


The Maritime Operations Centre Controller works under the direction of the Senior Maritime Operations Centre Controller. The post-holder is responsible for performing duties associated with the Maritime Search and Rescue Service, Coastal Radar Surveillance (VTS) and Marine Communications Service which includes channel clearance to ships and the processing of foreign recreational vessels arriving and departing Bermuda. The post-holder will be responsible for communicating with all vessels, with a strong emphasis on preventative SAR with non-commercial vessels.


The post-holder must possess a minimum of a merchant marine Maritime Radio Communications General Certificate (MRGC) or Electro-Technical Officer Training with Radio and Radar modules or a Class IV Watch keeping Certificate or equivalent with Coast Radio Station GMDSS Communication training certification to a Commonwealth standard. The post-holder must possess a minimum of five years’ experience in marine communications, traffic services and incident (SAR) case management.  Candidates who possess an IALA V-103 VTS Certification or equivalent and have successfully completed a recognized Maritime Search and Rescue Planning course are preferred. Coast Guard watch standers or those persons with a military (naval) background and the demonstrated competencies in the above areas (i.e. Communications, Radar/VTS and SAR planning) can also be considered.

Familiarity with the COSPAS/SARSAT system is required so as to assist with the beacon registration process and to permit timely response to 406 MHz Beacon distress alerts and ship security alerts from Bermuda registered ships and aircraft operating worldwide.

This position involves a single person watch rotation with shifts of 6, 8 and 10 hours in duration. The exigencies of the single person watch rotation may, as a rule, prevent meal and relief breaks from occurring in a systematic and guaranteed way.

This is a contracted post offered for three years. Qualified persons wishing to be considered for the post may apply online at by the specified closing date of 25th November 2020.