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Station Officer (Sof) Qld Fire And Rescue Service 2021


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


About Us

As an emergency service agency, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is responsible for ensuring the safety of people and property across Queensland through the provision of effective prevention, preparation, response and recovery activities across a range of emergency situations.

Comprising the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and the State Emergency Service SES, QFES also supports other volunteer groups providing emergency response to Queenslanders.

QFES is one department with many services, many capabilities and many partners.

The functions of the QFES are unique. It is the only entity in Australia that delivers high quality fire, rescue, emergency and disaster management services through a single agency. This collaborative approach across the service and with key stakeholders delivers improved safety outcomes for the community.

Purpose of the Role
* Protect and serve the community by responding to fires and other emergencies in a professional and timely manner to minimise loss to life, property and the environment.

* Improve the safety and emergency preparedness of the community by contributing to fire prevention and community education activities.

Special Conditions: Successful applicants will be appointed to the rank of Station Officer and will be allocated to a role at the discretion of the delegated authority. The officer may be re-allocated to an alternative Station Officer role at the same work location as operationally required. Appointees may be required to undertake other duties at an equal rank or act in positions at a higher rank.

QFES works closely with portfolio partners Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA), Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Office of the Inspector-General Emergency Management (IGEM).

We value diversity and are actively seeking candidates with varied backgrounds who can think differently and innovate.

Mandatory requirements
This is an operational position. Only applicants with relevant firefighting experience should apply.

Applicants wishing to be permanently appointed to a position at the rank of Station Officer must provide evidence of or successfully complete the following and must provide satisfactory evidence in the written application. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence in the written application may exclude the applicant from progressing in the selection process:
* Eligible to apply for, or hold a current Blue Card;
* Manual Medium Rigid (MRV) driver's licence as recognised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads; and

QFES Applicants
* Have successfully completed the current QFES Station Officer training program as defined by the Commissioner, QFES or previous Station Officer Qualifications in accordance with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Employees Award - State 2016;

External Applicants
In accordance with Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.27 Employment of Station Officers from External Fire Agencies, an external applicant must provide evidence of the following with their written application:
* Australian citizenship or permanent residency; and
* Current Apply First Aid Certificate; and
* Current Apply Advanced Resuscitation Certificate; and
* Evidence of current employment as per Schedule A or Deputy Commissioner authorisation for consideration.
* Consideration of external applications will be at the discretion of the Commissioner QFES.

To obtain a copy of Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.27 Employment of Station Officers from External Fire Agencies external applicants should contact the person listed in the Want more information? section of the role description.

Your key accountabilities
Your part in the ongoing success of our department, in providing key frontline services will see you responsible for a variety of work, including, but not limited to:
* Manage operational assignments including responses to fire, road crash rescue/entrapments and hazardous material incidents in accordance with legislative powers and responsibilities; Operations Management policies, procedures and practices; and take command to provide and maintain effective operations management standards as required.
* Prepare budget estimates as required and manage financial responsibilities at station level in accordance with the Financial Management Practices manual (FMPM).
* Manage the effective utilisation and maintenance of station resources, including equipment and facilities.
* Undertake station administration responsibilities in a timely and effective manner, including the coordination and preparation of reports, correspondence and submissions.
* Coordinate and conduct community safety and fire prevention/education activities including building inspections and risk assessments.
* Manage training and staff development requirements of station staff including the coordination and delivery of training and education programs for relevant competencies.
* Manage and undertake project and functional responsibilities as required.
* Develop a cooperative working environment, monitor and assess staff performance and provide fair and regular feedback.
* Develop cooperative and collaborative arrangements with our auxiliary and volunteer emergency service partners, QAS, and other government agencies with respect to promoting an all hazards and all agency, comprehensive approach to emergency incidents and events.
* Develop, implement and evaluate State Integrated Operation Plans (SIOPP) at station level; provide leadership that is focused on the key issues; and set clear priorities and establish programs that meet deadlines and achieve work targets.
* Manage communication within the workplace and liaise between other QFES stations, other emergency services, government agencies and the community in a timely and effective manner.
* Facilitate all legislative, policy and procedural requirements appropriate to the position are applied.
* Support enterprise bargaining agreement initiatives, principles and station consultative committees.
* Comply with responsibilities of WHS legislation.
* Promote the values in the Code of Conduct for the Queensland Public Service including demonstrating a commitment to the principles and practices of employment equity, ethical decision-making, and conflict resolution.

To determine your suitability for the role, you will be assessed on the following Leadership Competencies for Queensland behavioural profiles that link to the "key accountabilities" for this role:

Leadership Competency Stream - Team Leader(leading others)

* Leads strategically
* Stimulates ideas and innovation
* Leads change in complex environments
* Makes insightful decisions

* Develops and mobilises talent
* Builds enduring relationships
* Inspires others
* Drives accountability and outcomes

* Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces
* Pursues continuous growth
* Demonstrates sound governance

Once you join us we will want you to exemplify the QFES shared values:
* Respect
* Integrity
* Trust
* Courage
* Loyalty

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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