Operations Officer - Emergency Management

Use your knowledge and experience to provide high-level advice, support and training to VICSES volunteers and other organisations.
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Department: State Emergency Service Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term-Full Tme
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - Southern Metro
Reference: VG/OO-EM-MULG/1694326
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: from 13 February till 8 July 2023
Attachments: O - SD - Operations Officer -Eergency Management - Position Description - Jan 23.pdf (PDF, 559KB)
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Contact: Justin Navas

Position Details

  • $90,067 to $102,192+ 15% Commuted Allowance + 10.5% Super
  • Fixed Term, Full Time - up to 8 July 2023
  • Work for a community based organisation making a real difference



Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based emergency service. Volunteers are highly trained in a wide range of emergency environments to minimise the impact of emergencies when they occur and strengthen the community's capacity to recover swiftly and safely. VICSES focuses on working with communities and partners in building resilience to achieve more aware, informed and prepared communities.  We support them to understand their risk and the relevance of taking action before, during and after emergency events.

The largest road rescue network in Australia we have specialist teams that provide 24/7 response to road accident and trauma incidents. We assist Victoria Police in search and rescue operations and are important in supporting the Country Fire Authority (CFA), Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), Parks Victoria and the Dept of Energy, Environment and Climate Action during major bushfire and emergency incidents.



The Operations Officer – Emergency Management is an integral role within the Unit Support Team. This role is responsible for providing high-level advice, support, training, and assistance to VICSES volunteers, local governments, other organisations and the community in the preparation, operationalisation, review and exercising of emergency management arrangements for VICSES Control Agency hazards to ensure VICSES meets its legislative requirements under the Victoria State Emergency Service Act 2005, Emergency Management Act 1986 and 2013, and the Emergency Management Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (EMLA Act).

This role will actively undertake operational command and control functions during specific local, regional and/or state-wide operations performing the Regional Duty Officer function and/or Incident Management Team (IMT) role by maintaining appropriate accreditation, ensuring the appropriate advice, support and allocation of resources for emergency readiness and response.



Please view the Position Description and submit an application via careers.vic.gov.au

Applications should include a cover letter detailing your relevant skills and experience, along with a current resume or CV.

For further information about the role, please contact Justin Navas on 0467 723 807.

Applications close Monday, 6 February 2023.


VICSES staff are required to comply with the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Direction and all successful candidates are required to provide their vaccination status before commencing employment.

VICSES is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to being a child safe organisation and are taking a leadership role in gender equality in the emergency management sector. For more information on our values and the benefits of working with us, please click here - ses.vic.gov.au/join-us/careers


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