Advertised Vacancy Number: DOE687753
This is a permanent full-time position commencing ASAP
We are seeking an individual who understands the critical and time-sensitive nature of emergency management, inspires passion for learning in others and enjoys a real sense of achievement.
This individual will have strong leadership skills and will develop, implement and manage a comprehensive approach to incident management and support for Department of Education sites.
This position is responsible for managing the Incident Support Unit (ISU), incident management operations and strategies of the Department. To be successful in this role, you will build and maintain professional links with internal and external stakeholders, lead collaboration with Hazard Management Agencies and represent the Department on inter-agency working groups relating to emergency management.
We are looking for an experienced manager who acts with integrity and is flexible and committed to supporting schools to respond to critical incidents. You will manage and lead a dedicated team and oversee the provision of a 24/7 incident response service.
Working closely and collaboratively with the Deputy Director General, Schools, members of Corporate Executive and the Directors of Education you will provide accurate and timely advice related to emergency management including risks, vulnerabilities and treatment options.
About the business unit
The ISU is responsible for the implementation of a coordinated incident management response for the Department of Education. The ISU provides:
- a central point of contact for coordination for incident management support;
- timely information and appropriate ongoing support regarding emerging incidents;
- a link between relevant services across the Department in response to incidents and throughout all phases of incident management;
- promotion of risk awareness and incident management planning for threats and hazards that may affect schools and work sites;
- delivery of Incident Management training and instruction for Department staff and services;
- interagency collaboration through knowledge and resource sharing; and
- a conduit for the Incident Planning Committee to ensure current incident management policy and procedures exists, consistent with supporting legislation.
This selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy. Applicants assessed as suitable during this selection process may be considered for other similar vacancies that occur throughout our division for up to 12 months following this initial appointment. This includes circumstances where this position becomes subsequently vacant should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised position.
To be suitable for this role, you will need to demonstrate the following work related requirements:
1. Implements and manages strategy
- translates strategy into operational goals and creates a shared sense of purpose within the business unit
- Engages others in the strategic direction of the work area, encourages their contributions and communicates expected outcomes
- considers the ramifications of a wide range of issues, anticipates priorities and develops long term plans for the work area
- understands objective, critical analysis and distils the core issues
2. Achieves results
- evaluates performance and identifies critical success factors
- establishes clear plans and timeframes for task implementation and outlines specific activities
- strives to achieve and encourages others to do the same
- monitors progress and identifies risks that may affect outcomes and adjusts plans as required
3. Builds productive relationships
- builds and sustains relationships with a network of key people internally and externally
- recognises shared agendas and works towards mutually beneficial outcomes
- brings people together and encourages input from key stakeholders
4. Exemplifies personal integrity and self-awareness
- acts professionally and impartially at all times and operates within the boundaries of organisational processes and legal and public policy constraints
- takes personal responsibility for meeting objectives and progressing work; and commits energy and drive to see that goals are achieved
- persists and focuses on achieving objectives even in difficult circumstances
5. Communicates and influences effectively
- confidently presents information in a clear, concise and articulate manner and translates
- information for others approaches negotiations with a strong grasp of key issues, having prepared well in advance
- anticipates the position of the other party and adapts approach accordingly
- encourages the support of relevant stakeholders
Further information about this position can be found in the attached job description form (JDF).
Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria of the position. The business needs of the branch may also be considered. It is therefore recommended that you consider all information contained in the advertisement and any other related information before applying for the vacancy.
The Department is an equal opportunity employer and encourages people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and persons from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.
For further job related information:
Please contact Melesha Sands, Deputy Director General, Schools, by telephoning (08) 9264 5602 or emailing Melesha.Sands@education.wa.edu.au
All applications are submitted online. Select “Apply for Job”, at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions on your screen.
Your application should include:
- A three (3) page statement addressing the selection criteria in context of the role and business needs of the branch
- A CV of up to four (4) pages outlining your employment history and professional learning summary relevant to this position
- The contact details for two (2) work related referees who can attest to the claims made in your written application, preferably one being your current line manager.
It is recommended you have these documents completed and ready to attach before selecting “Apply for Job”.
You are asked to complete an online application form and attach your documentation, please allow enough time to complete this process as applications cannot be accepted after the closing date and time.
After you have submitted your application online, you will receive an email confirming lodgement. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please telephone (08) 9264 4127.
If you are having difficulty submitting your online application, please telephone (08) 9264 8666 for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
Employees will be required to:
- provide evidence of eligibility to work in Australia for the term of the vacancy
- undertake on call outside of usual business hours in accordance with roster(s)
- obtain a current Department of Education Criminal Record Clearance prior to commencement of employment
- complete the Department’s induction program within three months of commencement
- complete any training specific to this role required by Departmental policy
- complete the Department’s training in Accountable and Ethical Decision-Making within six months of appointment.
The Department applies a four (4) day breach period to this selection process.
Applications must be submitted before 4.30pm (WST) on Monday, 28 June 2021
APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
PROFORMA, FAXED, HAND DELIVERED, POSTED, EMAILED AND LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED