Duty Officer

Operations Support

A unique and exciting opportunity to work in high pressure situations as major incidents unfold. Your communication skills will be put to the test as a key coordinator of emergency services and volunteer personnel working together to effect an outcome.

The Duty Officer role is a voluntary position, primarily performing rostered duty across SLSQ’s designated patrol season. The position is designed to use suitably qualified members to enhance delivery of lifesaving services across South East Queensland.

Duty Officers provide vital support to surf life saving clubs and patrol captains each weekend, ensuring that services are rolled out effectively and efficiently across South East Queensland. As a Duty Officer, you will be responsible for liaising with a wide range of key stakeholders including clubs, patrol captains & their patrol  groups, emergency service organisations, SurfCom operators, individual members and media outlets to ensure that beach-goers are offered maximum protection and the best possible outcome is achieved for all parties.


Duty Officers must:

  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age; and
  • Have completed a minimum of five years patrol experience.
  • You must also hold the following: SLSA Radio Operators Certificate, SLSA Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (ART) Certificate, SLSA Apply First Aid Certificate, SLSA Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management Award, open driver’s licence & SLSQ 4WD endorsement and a valid Blue Card.

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