Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Temporary Flexible full-time
Tenure Period:ongoing relief various periods
Possibility of Extension:Yes
$5,263.27 - $5,263.27 per fortnight
Emergency Management &Volunteerism & Community Resilience
RFS - NORTHERN
RFS - TOWNSVILLE
Current QFES and IGEM employees and volunteers must apply via their internal careers site
As an emergency service agency, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is responsible for ensuring the safety of people and property across Queensland through the provision of effective prevention, preparation, response and recovery activities across a range of emergency situations.
Comprising the Fire and Rescue Service, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service, QFES also supports other volunteer groups providing emergency response to Queenslanders.
QFES is one department with many services, many capabilities and many partners.
The position of Area Director, RFS is responsible for managing the efficiency and effectiveness of human resources, finances and assets of the Area/Unit in accordance with departmental policy and procedures to provide high quality support to volunteers and Rural Fire Brigades. They respond to large scale rural fires and other emergency incidents, providing on site command and direct operations in accordance with QFES legislative requirements or be a member of the Incident Control Centre as directed by their RFS Supervisor.
- Eligible to apply for, or hold a current Blue Card; and
- Minimum C class Driver's licence (non restricted).
- Internal applicants must provide evidence that they are eligible for appointment in accordance with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Employee Award –State 2016.
- External applicants must have suitable contemporary fire and organisational management experience within an emergency service or fire management agency to the satisfaction of the Commissioner, QFES.
Highly Desirable Requirements
- Demonstrated ability to provide operational leadership and manage large-scale bush fire operations using the AIIMS/IMS methodology.
- Experience in or knowledge of the concepts, strategies and issues associated with managing rural fire service / bushfire prevention and or control organisation particularly in a volunteer environment.
- Knowledge of or experience in holistic rural fire management where fire is used in rural land management as an essential tool in shaping and maintaining large areas of the landscape so as to minimise negative impacts on the community and ecosystems.
- Knowledge of or experience in resource management appropriate to rural fire brigades for the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery phases in community support.
Your part in the ongoing success of our department, in providing frontline services will see you responsible for a variety of work, including, but not limited to:
- Develop and maintain effective networks and partnerships with internal and external agencies and stakeholders including volunteers to evaluate the effectiveness of fire response plans and mitigation strategies and be an active member of the Local and District Disaster Management Groups.
- Prepare, evaluate and contribute to correspondence, reports and submissions regarding resource management, training, operation and legislative issues to enhance proactive rural fire management.
- Facilitate Area Fire Management Group meetings and ensure the development / updating of Area Fire Management plans to raise community awareness regarding risk reduction in fire prevention, protection and management strategies.
- Ensure the effective delivery of services through the best utilisation of the human, financial and capital resources in accordance with Government and QFES operational and administrative policies, procedures and processes.
- Proven ability to develop and maintain strategic alliances and partnerships and communicate effectively with volunteers, stakeholders and clients.
- Ability to manage a diverse workforce incorporating volunteers, including the commitment to advance the diversity agenda in both employment and service delivery, to improve workforce morale and to develop further the effectiveness of operational teams.
- Maintain, develop, evaluate and provide feedback/advices on resources, be they physical; training; or evidentiary that contribute to support and the development of QFES, its stakeholders, and making Queensland communities safer.
To determine your suitability for the role, you will be assessed on the following Leadership Competencies for Queensland behavioural profiles that link to the “key accountabilities” for this role:
Leadership Competency Stream – Program Manager (leading teams and/or projects)
- Leads strategically
- Stimulates ideas and innovation
- Leads change in complex environments
- Makes insightful decisions
- Develops and mobilises talent
- Builds enduring relationships
- Inspires others
- Drives accountability and outcomes
- Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces
- Pursues continuous growth
- Demonstrates sound governance
Once you join us we will want you to exemplify the QFES shared values:
Want more information?
Please contact Tony Hazell, Regional Manager, RFS Northern Region on phone 0438750623 or email Tony.Hazell@qfes.qld.gov.au.
You can also visit our website to find out more about our organisation.
How to apply
Please refer to the QFES Expression of Interest Application Guide for information on how to apply for this role.
To apply for this role, please provide your resume or CV and a one A4 page summary telling us what you will bring to this role in the context of 'Your Key Accountabilities' contained within the role description.