As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, Aboriginal Australian people are strongly encouraged to apply for this job and applications will be primarily considered in accordance with Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
This position is a fixed term opportunity for a period of 3 years with the possibility of extensions of up to two years.
This selection process may be used to fill other similar temporary and permanent positions that arise in DFES within 6 months. Applicants deemed suitable but not recommended may still be considered for those roles.
This position will be responsible for the review and amalgamation of the emergency service suite of acts and subsidiary regulations. They will lead a small team and be responsible for ensuring effective management of the project. The successful applicant will need to be able to quickly assimilate into the role and only applicants with a strong knowledge of, and proven expertise in, the process for effecting legislative change will be considered. Applicants will need to provide demonstrated experience in project management, and possess the ability to influence, negotiation and communicate with high level stakeholders both internally and externally.
- Demonstrated high level ability and experience in developing legislation and/or policy;
- Highly developed organisational and project management skills;
- Strong conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills;
- Highly developed interpersonal and oral communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders;
- Comprehensive written communication skills and report writing expertise, including an ability to identify and use appropriate techniques to communicate key issues clearly and concisely.
You will be assessed against all of the above through the selection process.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DFES is an emergency services organisation and all employees may be required to work business hours or outside of normal business hours to assist with emergencies. Additionally this position is required to undertake regular intrastate travel by air and/or road.
All applications are submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.
To apply for this position, please submit the following:
- A cover letter of not more than two pages outlining experience in relation to criteria 1,2, and 4 above; and
- A comprehensive resume that clearly demonstrates your experience working within a similar role and includes the names and contact details of two (2) referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
An initial shortlist assessment will be based on the criteria. Applicants who are shortlisted for interview will be advised on 29 August by email with interviews to be held on Monday 2 September so please ensure you are available at short notice.
Please note that referees may be contacted at any stage during the process and any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.
Do not leave your application until the last moment as lodgement is system generated and any submission on or after 4:00 (WST) will be rejected.
We encourage you to contact Terri Kurtis for additional information about the job by telephone on (08) 9395 9535 or 0478311588by email firstname.lastname@example.org
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY
You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency or hold a working visa covering the term of the contract (proof must be provided with your application) to be eligible for this position.
NATIONAL POLICE CERTIFICATE
A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement.
As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.
Our volunteers are the biggest workforce of our organisation and play an important role in keeping our community safe. DFES recognises the critical role our volunteers play and the positive impact they make to the community. Supported by this extensive network of volunteers and career workers, DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.
BENEFITS OF WORKING WITH DFES
As well as being a rewarding position and a key networking opportunity, other benefits include:
- Free 24/7 access to an on-site gym;
- Located in a growth area of the southern suburbs with immediate access to the train station;
- The experience of being involved and connected with the community, assisting with emergency incidents.