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Manager Planning (Fire & Incident Management)


Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


A career in National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) has many rewards, including the opportunity to work in some of the most beautiful places in the country and create friendships that last a lifetime. Challenge yourself to new limits, join our men and women who serve to protect millions of acres within our national forests, our communities, and our natural resources.

About the Role

As Manager Planning, you will lead the Planning Unit in the Fire and Incident Management Branch. The Manager Planning leads the NPWS unit responsible for the review and development of agency strategy, policy, planning and procedures relevant to fire and incident management.

Essential Requirements:

  • Extensive experience and a high level of expertise in fire and incident management at a state-wide level.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the statutory and operational environment for fire and incident management in NSW, and its relationship to natural and cultural heritage management in national parks and other lands.
  • Current Australian Drivers licence, and a willingness to fly in light aircraft.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead cross-agency engagement and collaboration, with NSW Rural Fire Service and key internal partners within DPIE, and supporting the agency representations on national groups, statutory committees, stakeholder groups and working groups regarding fire management on national parks.
  • Establish and maintain bushfire and incident management networks that will inform and guide decision making regarding policy and procedures leading to agency on-ground actions and outcomes.
  • Lead the development, review and engagement on fire and incident planning relevant to NPWS, coordinating information for audits, inquiries (generally), Royal Commissions and coronial inquiries.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the agency fire communication strategy and specific communication methods, mediums, language and channels of delivery.
  • Leads and facilitates NPWS involvement in fire science and acts as a research liaison to bushfire related research centres and AFAC working groups.
  • Lead collaborative and productive relationships relevant to the Unit across other NPWS teams and branches.
  • Provide effective and timely communications to the NPWS Executive on sensitive issues, providing evidence-based arguments and sound rationale solutions.

This role will be required to undertake state coordination incident duties based in Homebush during the fire season.

Agency overview

At the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) we are focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets - both natural and built - and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.

Our commitment to Diversity

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disabilities.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Parramatta, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency


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