Safety & Environmental Assurance Manager

• Located at Burwood East

• Ongoing Full Time

• $129,628 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Occupational Health and Safety
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1366624
Closing Date: 10-Dec-2018
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Manager Safety and Environmental Assurance - 201811.pdf (PDF, 294KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sylvia Hudson
03 9262 8368

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.

About the Role:

CFA manages a number of assurance processes which are aimed at ensuring regulatory compliance and continual improvement of our Health, Safety, Environmental and Wellbeing Management System. Discrete portfolios within the assurance portfolio include Safety and Environmental Audit, Investigation and Corrective Action.

The Manager, Safety and Environmental Assurance will be accountable for providing expert guidance and advice to both line and senior management on the use of safety processes, tools and methodologies. These include monitoring, auditing, continuous improvement, training and deployment of safety activities and their enabling tools.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Formal training in AS4801 and ISO14001 Certification
  • Proven record of achievement and extensive experience in establishing and managing a corporate wide audit program
  • Formal training in the conduct of Incident Cause Analysis Method Investigations
  • Extensive experience in managing and leading safety investigations
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining compliance with legislation, standards or a similar discipline
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in the application and understanding of relevant Occupational Health and Safety and Environmental Legislation
  • Experience interacting with WorkSafe, Environmental Protection Authority and other regulatory / stakeholder organisations
  • Possess a sound understanding of relevant Codes of Practice, Policies and Practices
  • Demonstrated advocacy and promotional skills pertaining to systems and process development within a large and complex organisation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated conflict resolution ability
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and ability to deal with discrimination, harassment and workplace bullying issues
  • Experience managing and /or reporting on financial resources.

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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