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Fire Management Officer – Risk Management

Department of Environment, Parks and Water Securit... - Katherine, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

Job description

Agency Department of Environment, Parks and Work unit Bushfires NT

Water Security

Job title Fire Management Officer – Risk Designation Technical 3

Management

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $73,575 - $83,579 Location Katherine

Position number 4527 RTF 207084 Closing 11/03/2021

Contact Troy Munckton, Senior Fire Management Officer on 08 8973 8876 or troy.munckton@nt.gov.au

About the agency https://depws.nt.gov.au/

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=207084

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume-.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity

groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be

granted priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective

Plan and develop regional bushfire management programs that are integrated and risk management focused. This includes the

development and review of planned burning programs that aim to reduce bushfire risk to Northern Territory communities within

geographical, technical and financial limits.

Context statement

Bushfires NT undertakes fire management programs, including compliance and enforcement, planned burning operations, supporting

and undertaking wildfire suppression activities, and working together with volunteers to support a network of stakeholders. During

periods of heightened operational activity, the incumbent will be required to provide operational support across the Territory, including

travel and work in remote locations, and will be required to undertake remunerated, rostered on-call responsibilities this includes after

hours and on weekends.

Key duties and responsibilities

1. In consultation with stakeholders, including volunteers, government agencies, industry groups, indigenous landholders,

pastoralists, rural land owners and special interest groups, develop regional bushfire management programs.

2. Implement tools to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of fire management programs to support continual improvement

including development of reports and maintaining accurate records.

3. Respond to and assist with the allocation and coordination of resources for planned burning and wildfire activities, performing

functional roles using the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS).

4. Support staff and volunteer teams to achieve safe and effective fire management outcomes.

5. Undertake the responsibilities of a Fire Control Officer under the Bushfire Management Act 2016 including regulatory and

investigative activities.

Selection criteria

Essential

1. Demonstrated competence and experience in the development and review of rural fire management programs and an

understanding of risk management and factors affecting fire behaviour.

2. Demonstrated ability in the use of GIS systems and monitoring and GPS equipment.

3. Demonstrated experience working with volunteers, managing people and working effectively as a part of a team.

4. Strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintain networks amongst a range of stakeholders, aboriginal

organisations and other government agencies.

5. Demonstrated experience and qualification in wildfire suppression including the ability to lead operational emergency response

activities involving volunteers and other agency personnel.

6. NT Driver’s licence (Heavy Rigid) or ability to obtain.

Desirable

1. Qualification in at least one Level 2 AIIMS role such as Incident Controller, Operations, Planning or Logistics Officer, or ability to

obtain.

2. Qualification in Develop Simple Prescribed Burns (PUAFIR413) or ability to obtain.

3. An understanding of the Bushfires Management Act , Bushfires Management (General) Regulations , and Bushfires Management

(Volunteer Bushfires Brigade) Regulations.

Further information

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this

position unless it is relevant to the position

Katherine, NT

Government, Defence & Emergency




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