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.
Are you passionate about building community capacity to achieve a higher level of emergency preparedness?
Do you have experience in designing and implementing program evaluation for community engagement programs and initiatives?
Would you like to work with a great team and make a difference to the community?
About the Role
Working within the dynamic Community Preparedness team, the successful applicant will coordinate the evaluation of DFES state-wide preparedness programs and initiatives and report on their contribution to strategic outcomes. The community preparedness programs are designed to support communities to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies.
The position will work closely with program coordinators and the manager community preparedness to maintain the currency of our community preparedness programs and support their continuous improvement. It will also work closely with a diverse group of stakeholders including state and local government, community organisations and volunteers to ensure our programs continue to meet their needs.
In addition, the successful applicant will serve as a member of the Community Liaison Unit during operational incidents, facilitating valuable two-way communication between the community and Incident Management Team.
The full role description is available in the attached job description form.
We’re looking for someone with a positive, can-do attitude who has experience in designing and implementing program evaluation and in communicating the results to a range of different audiences. You’ll be a strategic thinker and have a solid understanding of how to design and implement social research. You’ll have experience working in program development and evaluation and a demonstrated understanding of community centered engagement methods. Your ability to initiate, plan and implement multiple projects within tight timeframes will be well developed.
Your written and verbal communication skills will be of a very high standard and you will have experience in writing for and presenting to a range of different audiences. You will be able to manage a busy workload and competing priorities.
In addition, you will have proven leadership skills and experience in managing a team. You’ll hold a C Class Drivers Licence and will be willing to work flexible hours, including outside of normal office hours at times. You will also be available to undertake regular travel throughout WA.
How to Apply
Applying is easy. Simply select ‘Apply for Job’, located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions. All applications are to be submitted online.
To apply for this position, you will need to:
- complete the online application form;
- submit a one-page cover letter introducing yourself and explaining your interest in the position; and
- submit a comprehensive CV (in Word or PDF format), which highlights relevant skills and experience for the position and includes the names of two referees who can attest to your suitability for this role.
(Note: a statement addressing the selection criteria is not required)
- 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.
- There will be at least two rounds of shortlisting.
- If you are shortlisted in the first round you will be required to record a 10-minute video presentation describing the experience and competencies that you will bring to this role. A link providing the platform with which to record the video will be sent to you at that time.
- If you are shortlisted in the second round, you will be required to prepare pre-interview work based on a case study for you to present to the interview panel. The details of this requirement will be sent to you at that time.
- Referees may be contacted at any stage during the process
- Any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.
- Please do not leave your application until the last moment as lodgement is system generated and any submission on or after 16:00 (WST) will be rejected
Eligibility to Apply
You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency, (proof must be provided with your application), to be eligible for this position.
We appreciate your interest in this position. If you are interested in learning more about the role, we encourage you to contact Rachel Armstrong, Manager Community Preparedness, on 9395 9921 (not to be contacted for assistance with lodging your application).
DFES staff are engaged in positions of trust and responsibility. DFES requires successful applicants to undertake criminal records screening through the provision of a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old at date of appointment) prior to confirmation of appointment.
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.
Supported by an 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.
As well as working in a rewarding position, other benefits include:
- Free 24/7 access to an on-site gym
- Flexible working hours
- Professional development and training opportunities
- 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.
DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.