Logistics Officer

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Logistics Officer is a occupation of the Canadian Armed Forces in both the Regular Force (full time) and the Primary Reserve (part-time).

Job Description including salary

Logistics Officers are employed in the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Canadian Army. As well, they are employed in various headquarters, schools, and other establishments that do not form part of the three core services.

The starting rate of pay will vary with the entry plan, and can be found at CF Pay Rates

Broadly, Logistics Officers are responsible for:

Procurement;

Warehousing items and material control;

Distribution and disposal of military material, equipment, and ammunition; and

Coordination of food services, postal services, human resource or financial services.


There are four sub-divisions within the occupation. In the Regular Force, these divisions are:

a. Logistics Officer (LOG). LOG personnel represent the common functional competencies of junior LOG Officers;

b. Logistics Officer - Sea (LOG - SEA). LOG - SEA provides basic logistics support to Naval operations with particular emphasis on support to deployed Naval units;

c. Logistics Officer - Land (LOG - LAND). LOG - LAND provides basic logistics support to Land operations with particular emphasis on support to Army units; and

d. Logistics Officer - Air (LOG - AIR). LOG - AIR provides basic logistics support to Air operations with particular emphasis on the generation, deployment and sustainment to Air units.


There are also four sub-divisions in the occupation in the Reserve Force:

a. Logistics Officer (LOG). LOG personnel represent the common functional competencies of junior LOG Officers;

b. Logistics Officer - Sea Naval Reserve (LOG - SEA NAV RES). LOG - SEA NAV RES provides basic logistics support to the RCN, including Naval Reserve Divisions, through force generation, deployment and sustainment of Naval and CAF operations;

c. Logistics Officer - Land (LOG - LAND). LOG - LAND provides basic logistics support to Land operations with particular emphasis on support to Army units; and

d. Logistics Officer - Air (LOG - AIR). LOG - AIR provides basic logistics support to Air operations with particular emphasis on the generation, deployment and sustainment to Air units.


As of summer 2015, all junior Logistics Officers will receive the same training. The goal is to create a single occupation group with both the Regular and Reserve Force.


Working Conditions

When working in static establishments, Logistics Officers normally work in buildings provided with adequate space, heat, light and ventilation. When supporting operations, Logistics Officers may also work under adverse conditions as detailed below:

(1) Sea. Sea duties are performed in restricted living and working spaces and in an environment that involves exposure to noise, vibration, fumes, and extremes of motion, temperature and weather. These duties may be carried out during periods of extreme fatigue, brought about by weather conditions, climate and extended periods at sea with the added requirement to wear cumbersome Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) protective clothing or fire fighting equipment and clothing. These conditions may be further exacerbated by sub-standard living conditions encountered in some foreign ports;

(2) Land. Field duties are performed in an environment that involves exposure to extremes of temperature, noise, fumes, dust and dirt. These duties may be carried out during periods of extreme fatigue, brought about by austere conditions and extended duty hours. Working conditions are often further aggravated by extremes of climate, poor accommodations, lack of food and water, limited sanitary facilities and the requirement to wear cumbersome NBC protective clothing for extended periods of time; and

(3) Air. Air duties are performed in environments that involve periods of exposure to noise, fumes, vibrations and extremes of temperature and weather. These duties may be carried out for extended periods under austere conditions, which increases stress and accelerates fatigue. The lack of appropriate accommodation, shift work and the wearing of cumbersome protective environmental and NBC clothing can further exacerbate these conditions.

Logistics Officers are subjected to varying degrees of psychological stress. Their duties demand constant attention and a high degree of mental alertness over prolonged periods, compounded by excessive physical stress due to environmental factors. Stress becomes more severe during intense tactical operations and emergency conditions. Logistics Officers must also endure psychological and sociological stress brought about by frequent disruption of normal home life due to long and irregular working hours and absences.

The physical demands on Logistics Officers can range from normal to extreme, dependent on job assignment and other circumstances.


Medical Standards

Notwithstanding the Common Enrollment Medical Standard of 432225 that all applicants must meet, the minimum medical standard for Logistics Officers is 433335.


Language Requirements

The second language objective for Logistics Officer is to achieve, in conjunction with Officers of all other occupations, a bilingual Officer corps. Reserve Force Logistics Officers second language requirement is based on the language requirement of the specified position. In the Regular Force, Logistics Officers must attain the language proficiency level of the bilingual positions identified for their occupation.


Entry Requirements

In addition to the basic enrollment requirements for all applicants, as of 18 Jan 2016 Logistics Officer applicants may hold, or be in a course of study leading to a Baccalaureate degree in the following areas:

Accounting, Business Admin, Commerce, Economics, Finance, Food Business Management, Food Sciences, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Industrial Relations, Nutrition/Dietetics, Public Administration, and Supply Chain Management.

Other Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees may be considered on a case by case basis.


Training Progression

All Logistics Officers are expected to complete Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ), second language training, and the Logistics Officer Common Course (LOCC). After these courses are completed specific environmental training is required.

Following these basic courses, a Logistics Officer may be selected for more specific training in their specialty. In addition, with progression in rank and responsibility, more advanced courses become available.

Career Progression

Baseline Employment

Following initial training the junior Logistics Officer may be employed in a variety of roles to include, but not limited to Administration, Human Resource Management, Finance, Supply, Transport, and Foods.

These roles may be performed on a Naval base, at sea, in a Combat Support unit, or at an Air base.


Opportunities after Baseline Employment

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Day-to-day life

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