Community Based Bushfire Management Coordinator

• Location – Burwood East CFA HQ

• Full Time, Ongoing

• PTA Level 5 - $101,643 pa (plus 10.5% super)
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Burwood East
Reference: VG/1685143
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD- Community Based Bushfire Management Coordinator 2022-11.pdf (PDF, 286KB)
Job Specification

PD- Community Based Bushfire Management Coordinator 2022-11.docx (Word, 436KB)
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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 Team:

The Community First team is a multi-agency team, with members based in CFA, The Victorian State Government Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Action (DEECA, previously DELWP) and local government. The Community First team seeks to strengthen partnerships with communities, stakeholders and agencies across the sector to learn and adapt our approach to managing bushfire risk.

About the Role:

“Work for purpose, collaboration, partnerships and authenticity.”

If these words resonate with you and align to your skillset this ongoing vacancy may be of interest.

We currently have a position available for an engaging and energetic Community Based Bushfire Management Coordinator where you will be joining a team who live and breathe the CFA values.

Your days will see you provide state-wide, strategic coordination of community-centred, place-based partnerships in collaboration with DEECA (previously DELWP), Local Governments, regional stakeholders, and other community-based and emergency management agencies.

You will also provide support and coordination to 10 regionally based place-based facilitators, ensuring a contemporary, collaborative and strategic approach across the state.

About You:

The person we are seeking will have tertiary qualifications in social science, community development and/or significant experience in a role committed to a community-centred approach.  Your leadership skills along with your ability to build and maintain partnerships with multiple stakeholders will be second to none. 

You will be positive and resilient by nature and you will bring interpersonal, facilitation and liaison skills allowing you to develop strong working relationships across multiple state, regional and district agency teams.  Further to this, you will have well developed written and oral communication skills allowing you advocate and influence the sector to adopt and support community-centred ways of working.

This role will suit someone who is interested in securing a challenging yet interesting role, with a a passion for community development and  , developing partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders across the fire and emergency management sector.

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
  • 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 29 January 2023

Please note: Interviews will take place in the second week of February 2023.

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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