Team Lead Forest and Fire Fleet Operations

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Asset Management and Planning
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/50925293JUN
Closing Date: 17-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD - 50925293 VPSG5 Team Lead Forest and Fire Fleet Operations.docx (Word, 398KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Josephine Hunter
8508 0425 /

Position Details

Are you looking for a way to make a genuine difference, utilise your problem-solving skills, and enhance the safety of forest firefighters?

The Team Lead Forest and Fire Fleet Operations is a dynamic and rewarding role, leading the operation and maintenance of a large fleet of mobile plant, specialised firefighting fleet, and other high-risk assets within DEECA. The position leads a small and dedicated team to design and deliver effective high-value maintenance strategies and programs, coordinate response to technical issues and provide authoritative advice, and lead high-quality stakeholder engagement activities across Victoria. You'll need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment requiring responsiveness and collaboration and will need a highly developed ability to deliver strategic prioritisation to meet organisational objectives.

This role would suit someone with an established understanding of how effective program coordination at a state-level leads to enhanced operational delivery; and who values a strong focus on safety. You'll work in a flexible, supportive, and solution-focused team, with plenty of scope to influence initiatives and deliver innovative ways of working.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Proven high-level skills and experience in team leadership, service delivery and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience or demonstrated knowledge of heavy fleet and plant management highly desirable

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

 For further information please refer to the attached position description.

 Applications close at midnight on Monday, 17 June 2024.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check. 

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident. 

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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