The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people’s lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia’s species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department’s care.
Similar appointments may be made from this process in locations throughout Western Australia within a 12-month period to positions that may be permanent or contract, including contract appointments with the possibility of subsequent permanency.
THIS IS A PERMANENT, FULL-TIME POSITION
THIS POSITION IS BASED IN KUNUNURRA
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 17 DECEMBER 2019
Under the limited supervision of the District Manager:
- Responsible for determining and implementing the district’s fire management works program in accordance with departmental policy and statutory requirements, coordinating fire resources, and monitoring expenditure and cost effectiveness of fire operations.
- Ensures that pre-planning preparedness levels and standards for bushfire response are met.
- Carries out allocated roles in the district incident management structure.
- Provides advice to and assists the Regional Leader Fire Management.
- Carries out liaison with stakeholders associated with fire management programs and represents the District Manager at meetings associated with fire management activities.
Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.
Considerable competence and experience in the management of fire related activities, including use of prescribed fire to protect, promote and achieve conservation of biodiversity and natural values, protection of community assets and to provide for regeneration.
Considerable experience in liaising at a senior level with external organisations including local authorities, private companies, other government agencies, stakeholders and community interest groups, including an ability to work appropriately with the media.
Demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in leadership and management of work teams, including planning and implementing works programs, scheduling work, setting goals and controlling and reviewing progress.
Considerable experience in the management of training and staff development, safety and welfare, and industrial relations programs relevant to fire management.
Note: In accordance with relevant legislation and departmental policy, the successful applicant will be required to possess or obtain a current and satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.
For the full role description, including detailed responsibilities and a full list of criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the application, please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Trent Stillman on 0404 886 884, or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au.
Applicants should submit a written response addressing the above four (4) requested criteria (in no more than four (4) pages) together with a covering letter and current resume. Failure to do so may jeopardise the selection panel’s ability to assess your application.
To ensure that you submit the required and appropriate information in your application, please read the attached Job Application Kit carefully. All documents attached with your application must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
Applicants are encouraged to apply online.
A search for additional applicants may be conducted for this position where necessary in order to provide a more diverse and/or competitive field.
Substantive Equality Statement
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply for positions within our agency. The Department also promotes flexible working arrangements.