Assistant Chief Officer

• North East Region

• Key senior operations management role

• Lead an integrated team of volunteers & staff
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: ACO (Assistant Chief Officer)
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: North East Region All
Reference: VG/1319834
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: 5 Years
Attachments: ACO North East PD.pdf (PDF, 66KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Garry Cook
0448 524 809

Position Details

Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest volunteer based emergency service organisations. It has in excess of 1200 brigades, 60,000 volunteers and 1,300 employees who proudly serve the Victorian outer metropolitan and regional communities.

This is a great opportunity to join the CFA during a period of exciting change and transformation. The North East Region incorporates five districts that range from Lilydale to Seymour, up to Shepparton, and across to Wangaratta and Wodonga.

Reporting to the Chief Officer, through the Deputy Chief Officer Regional Services, the Assistant Chief Officer will lead the delivery of fire and emergency management services in the region. This breadth of responsibilities include; planning, prevention, preparedness, response, operational recovery, and enabling and sustaining an inclusive, diverse and positive values based organisational culture. The ACO will develop budgets and business plans to manage the resources of the region, and provide support and advice to Chief Officer and DCO on strategic and operation matters that pertain to the region.

As a senior manager within emergency services sector you will demonstrate strong leadership qualities that inspire and empower staff and volunteers to carry out their operational and statutory duties; the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders in the various communities and be able to foster credibility and trust in the organisation and personally during a period of change.

Your Application

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Applicants must address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.


The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check.


CFA supports flexible working arrangements and is committed to being an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

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