Tower Overseer Assistant - Cranbourne

• Located in Cranbourne

• Full-time, On-going role

• TO-BH1 $74,578 to TO-BH3 $84,761 per annum (plus 10.5% super)

• Work a 9-day fortnight
Job Details
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Tower Overseer
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Cranbourne
Reference: VG/1668508V2
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2022
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD Assistant Tower Overseer 2021-09.docx (Word, 436KB)
Job Specification

PD Assistant Tower Overseer 2021-09.pdf (PDF, 260KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jodie Clarke

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

We currently have an ongoing opportunity for an enthusiastic and highly skilled individual to join our team in the South East Region at our Cranbourne workshop as a Tower Overseer.

In this key role you will assist in all Tower Overseer related works and services associated with the installation & maintenance of towers, antenna masts and ancillary equipment including fabrication plus antenna installation and testing throughout Victoria - ensuring CFA's communications systems are installed, tested, commissioned and maintained in a manner that is consistent with the emergency services nature of the organisation.

About You:

Crucial to your success in this role will be your:

  • Ability to work comfortably at heights  
  • Certifications in High-risk work - WP Class
  • Tower Rescue accreditation including Level 2 First Aid Accreditation
  • A Medium rigid driver's licence
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

In addition, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Dogging, basic and intermediate rigging certification (highly desirable).
  • A TAFE-accredited short course in basic arc and MIG welding or an appropriate trade qualification (highly desirable).

Furthermore, the person we are looking for may also have:

  • Certificate for operating elevated work platform (EWP)
  • Experience in tower and antenna installation & maintenance
  • Experience in administration and maintenance of records

Other Relevant Information:

  • Frequent travel throughout Victoria, including overnight absences from home is an essential part of the role.
  • The position will be based in Cranbourne
  • The incumbent will be required to liaise with volunteer and career staff from both technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • The incumbent may be required to work in ceiling spaces, under floors, etc and to install, repair or replace equipment in remote locations.
  • Some overtime may be required.
  • Additional duties will be required to support CFA Championships.

This is an excellent opportunity to further your career within our close-knit and professional team.

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.

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.

Pre-employment checks:

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

  • Can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status (includes booster dose).
  • Successfully complete a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check

CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

Applications close: 11:59pm 4 December 2022

If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email

To comply with Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working in emergency services must be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of full vaccination (boosted) against COVID-19.


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