Deputy Secretary, Forest, Fire and Regions

• Critical community impacting role

• Lead collaboratively with partners and stakeholders

• Be part of a team that is delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities across Victoria

Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50925000B
Closing Date: 05-Jun-2020
Salary Range: $312,274 - $457,081
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 50925000 Deputy Secretary, FFRG PD.docx (Word, 172KB)

Contact: David Baber, Fisher Leadership
+61 1300 347 437

Position Details

The Deputy Secretary provides strategic and operational leadership in a highly demanding and complex environment. The FFR Group develops forest, fire and emergency management policy and delivers programs and services across the State.  Support is provided to communities to respond and recover from fire and other emergencies. The role also provides policy and expert advice to the Secretary and Ministers and represents government at national and international levels.

Reporting to the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary has significant accountability of a large, geographically dispersed workforce with more than 1,600 staff working from 82 locations across six regions.  You are an inspirational leader who provides certainty, a compelling vision and strategic clarity.  You will have a significant track record in strategic development, reform and operational service delivery. Your well-established leadership experience will include developing collaborative partnerships, managing large groups and significant budgets.

You have an approach to leadership that builds a positive culture across a diverse workforce and embeds a high-performance mindset. As an authoritative adviser, you will bring conceptual and analytical capability along with sound judgement to sensitive and highly complex issues.

Relevant technical qualifications would be an advantage.

To apply - please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE' using reference DELdff0520, addressing your cover letter and resume to David Baber, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information. Applications including a cover letter and targeted resume are to be submitted. Your cover letter should include a summary taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole and why you are interested in the position.

Applications close midnight Friday 5 June 2020.

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