Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Temporary Flexible full-time
Tenure Period:relieving various periods
Possibility of Extension:Yes
$3,619.08 - $3,913.19 per fortnight
EM Volunteerism & Cmty Resilience
RFS - NORTHERN
RFS - CHARTERS TOWERS
Mount Isa OR Charters Towers
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 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 Area Training and Support Officer is responsible for initiating, undertaking and evaluating training programs in accordance with the annual training plan while ensuring Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and QFES audit requirements are met.
- Eligible to apply for, or hold a Blue Card;
- Possession of current Certificate IV in Training and Assessment; 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 Rescue Service 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
- Minimum qualification in QFES Rural Volunteer Learning and Development Framework (VLDF) firefighter Minimum Skills (FMS) and VLDF Crew Leader or equivalent qualifications in Certificate II Public Safety Firefighting Operations 20701 and Certificate III Public Safety Firefighting Operations 30701.
- 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.
- Knowledge of or experience working within a rural fire service / bushfire prevention and or control organisation particularly in a volunteer environment.
- Thorough knowledge of the concepts, strategies and issues associated with managing rural fire services, particularly in a volunteer environment and have a sound knowledge of and ability to provide operational leadership at emergency situations utilising the AIIMS/IMS methodology.
- Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills with a proven ability to successfully research and develop training strategies, ensuring that programs include adult learning strategies as well as Language, Literacy and Numeracy are taken into consideration.
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:
- Exhibit appropriate negotiation, consultation and interpersonal skills thereby maintaining effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders so as to provide advice, guidance and input onto operational / strategic plans, training plans and matters of rural fire management.
- Responsible for motivating a diverse workforce, incorporating volunteers members, to develop to their full potential, thereby advancing the diversity agenda, improving workforce morale and improving the effectiveness of operational teams.
- Ability to set priorities achieve deadlines and work under pressure both as an individual and as a member of a team to assist in the management of the Area operations including undertaking operational duties as required.
- Ensure the effective delivery of services through the best utilisation of human, financial and capital resources in accordance with government and QFES operational and administrative policies, procedures and processes.
- Ensure all departmental and government legislative, policy and procedural requirements appropriate to the position including training and RTO responsibilities are applied.
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 – Team Leader (leading others)
- 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.