Improvement Manager (Fire Services Improvement)

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Fixed Term Full Time (2 Years)

• $129,628 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Planning
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1345452
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: 2 Years
Attachments: PD - Improvement Mgr - FSI - 2018-07.pdf (PDF, 291KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Stephanie Rotarangi
0429 067 603

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded community based emergency services organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our firefighters are the cornerstone of CFA services, what goes on behind the scenes is just as important in helping to protect lives and property.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and change management expertise to support the functioning of the Fire Services Improvement Team and DCO Operational Capability and Growth.

CFA has established the Fire Services Improvement team to lead CFA's response, transition and implementation of the Government's Fire Service Statement. The position contributes to the planning, preparation and implementation of initiatives as outlined in the Fire Service Statement.  This position also supports the Deputy Chief Officer to implement a number of initiatives across CFA to enhance and improve the capability of CFA.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to successfully manage, implement and respond effectively to organisational and system change.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully manage and influence internal and external stakeholder relationships and engagement.
  • Extensive knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling high risk transformational projects within complex and changing environment.
  • Negotiation, influencing, networking, stakeholder management and communication skills that demonstrate the provision of clear, concise and sound professional advice at a senior level.
  • Ability to prepare and present professional project reporting and briefing materials and budgeting for senior management
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline or relevant significant public sector experience.

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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