Kalgoorlie is the largest inland city in Western Australia, steeped with history and heritage. It remains a vibrant mining town and home to a young, family oriented and multicultural community. Kalgoorlie is a central hub for the arts, leisure and culture in regional WA.
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 KALGOORLIE
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON
WEDNESDAY, 18 DECEMBER 2019
Under the limited (Level 5) or minimal (Level6) direction of the Regional Manager:
Responsible for the co-ordination of the fire management program and activities within the region; including fire management planning (prescribed fire and bushfire suppression), works programming, work standards and performance, liaison, environmental management, health and safety, and financial accountability.
Applicants should address the following four (4) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than four (4) pages in total.
Considerable (Level 5) or substantial (Level 6) understanding and experience in strategic fire planning and management, and its relationship to community protection, biodiversity conservation.
Evidence of well developed (Level 5) or high level (Level 6) interpersonal and oral communication skills and well developed (Level 5) or considerable (Level 6) experience in effective liaison and negotiation with other internal and external parties/agencies; with evidence of having used conceptual and analytical skills to respond to and resolve complex and detailed issues at Level 6.
Considerable (Level 5) or substantial (Level 6) demonstrated experience in managing and leading teams, with evidence of mentoring capabilities, and the management of training and staff development, safety and welfare, and industrial relations programs relevant to fire management.
Well-developed (Level 5) or considerable (Level 6) experience and knowledge in management systems, including project management, finance and administration and preferably also risk 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, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, including those that are not required to be addressed in the written application, please refer to attached Job Description below.
For Further Job Related Information: Please contact Mr Nigel Wessels on (08) 9080 5555, 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.
To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.
No late or proforma applications will be accepted.
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.