District Support Officer

• Located at North East Region, District 13 (Chirnside Park)

• Ongoing Full - Time

• $64,869 (plus 9.50% super)

• Mon - Fri - 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Occasional after hours)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: District 13
Reference: VG/1408635
Closing Date: 23-Jul-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - DSO PTA 3 - 2019-06.pdf (PDF, 60KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jo Gibbs
03 8739 1300

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.

As the District Support Officer you will:

  • Ensure the District / Regional office is managed in an efficient and effective manner, ensuring appropriate prioritisation of issues on behalf of Management and other staff as required
  • Manage reports and other documentation for the District / Region, ensuring correct and appropriate retention and accessibility of these within the relevant record management system
  • Develop and maintain an effective network and co-operative relationships with internal and external client base ensuring that items raised are dealt with in a responsive, timely and professional manner
  • Provide administrative support for meetings including but not restricted to agenda preparation, schedule meetings, catering requirements, minute taking, as well as following up on action items, initiating action and liaising with Senior Management on meeting outcomes where required

As the successful applicant you will have:

  • Demonstrated relevant years of experience in administration or business support within a large, complex organisation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong and cooperative relationship with internal and external stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to work proactively, with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to source and interpret information to develop professional documents and reports

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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