Manager Government Liaison

• Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East

• Ongoing Full - Time

• $134,489 pa (plus 9.50% super)
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1420338
Closing Date: 23-Sep-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Manager Government Liaison.pdf (PDF, 290KB)
Job Specification

Contact: John Sullivan
03 9262 8869

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:

The Manager Government Liaison performs a key role within the Office of the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Officer. Reporting to the Executive Director Governance and Policy Co-ordination, the position supports the CEO/CO by acting as the primary conduit between CFA and external bodies, co-ordinating and ensuring quality material provided from CFA to government, and building and maintaining effective relationships to achieve co-ordinated outcomes. 

The successful candidate will have:

  • Tertiary and/or post graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline or field and/or work experience in the provision of strategic support and advice to senior leaders within government.
  • Proven ability to analyse situations or issues from different perspectives, understanding the impact on other parts of the organisation.
  • Experience developing and sustaining, effective working relationships and networks with senior decision makers, key external stakeholders and relevant external organisations.
  • Strong people management skills and a consultative and collaborative leadership and management style.
  • Broad understanding of the emergency services industry and environment.
  • Experience in writing ministerial briefs. 

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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