District Manager - Goulburn District

• Leadership in emergency management

• Develop and implement operational and work plans

• Location: Mansfield or Benalla

Utilise your operational and leadership skills in this forward-thinking state government department
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: North East - Benalla
Reference: VG/50925995
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $118,908 - $159,124
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 50925995 VPS6 District Manager, Goulburn.docx (Word, 116KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Shaun Lawlor
0427 303 834

Position Details

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Forest Fire Management Victoria, within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is currently recruiting to fill a District Manager role for the Goulburn District, which includes towns and the surrounding areas of Woods Point, Mansfield, Benalla, Wangaratta, Shepparton and Barmah. Based in either Mansfield or Benalla this position is a vital leadership role for the District team.

The overarching operational requirements of the role are to ensure the:

  • District is prepared for bushfire and other emergencies, including the safe and effective delivery of a significant planned burning program
  • District is able to safely respond to bushfires and other emergencies in a timely, thorough and determined manner
  • District plans are delivered on a range of public land priorities in the Goulburn District, including forest roading and recreation management.

For this reason, our successful candidate will have had a successful career to date that clearly demonstrates their competencies, knowledge and experience in both fire and land management.

As District Manager, you will lead a team of up to 60 people during peak periods across multiple work centres and be responsible for translating strategy into operational delivery for the District.  In order to do this, you will be a people-focused leader, with strong communication skills and a passion for service to the community, land management and the environment.  You will have a collaborative style and a commitment to driving a high performing culture, with a focus on improved workplace safety, productivity, and achieving better outcomes in delivering local forest, fire and emergency management operations. 

Underpinning your management and leadership skills will be your solid professional reputation for being a reliable and consistent leader. The DELWP values are a part of your internal value system which includes safety at all times, able to provide excellent service and develop productive and coherent teams.

This role will require a person with a solutions-focused mindset to assist in providing innovative solutions to complex problems - this will stand them in good stead. You will be a highly dynamic worker, flexible and an agile thinker as you tackle problems, respond to requests and provide advice.

The role has a public interface. To be successful in this role, you will have a track record in resilience and building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike. Your solid communication, stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills will be utilised as you navigate complex issues, conversations, expectations and the general demands and priorities of the role.

This is an ongoing position.  

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight, Wednesday 3 July 2019.

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