Regional Manager (FRSUP) Rural Fire Service

Last updated 5 months ago
Location:Queensland - Flexible Options
Job Type:Full Time

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 (FRS), 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.

Purpose of role: The position of Regional Manager, RFS is responsible for developing strong cooperative working relationships that contribute to an effective, efficient and sustainable approach to rural fire services within the region.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Eligible to apply for, or hold a Blue Card;
  • Minimum C Class Driver’s licence (non restricted)

QFES Applicants

  • 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

  • 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 management of large-scale incidents 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.
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of best practice policies and procedures when managing a diverse workforce incorporating volunteers, where strategic oversight and coordination has been utilized to assist with the continuity of service delivery and development of operational teams.
  • Ability to advise and assist government departments and agencies, local government authorities, indigenous communities and non-government agencies on comprehensive risk management / mitigation strategies, volunteer matters and the development and maintenance of fire response plans.
  • Demonstrated success in leading complex projects, along with the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team in the achievement of organisational outcomes.
  • Demonstrated analytical, written and presentation skills and the ability to prepare reports, submissions and briefings regarding complex strategic resource management, operational and legislative issues.
  • Ability to liaise with other agencies and sectors to ensure government service delivery is contestable, relevant, and effective, provides value for money for the community and meets the needs of the people of Queensland.

Internal applicants should navigate to their nexus careers tab to apply.