Operations Officer - Technical Rescue

Use your knowledge and experience to provide specialist operational advice and oversee the end-to-end capability development for Technical Rescue
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Department: State Emergency Service Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing-Full Time
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 15-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - O - RR - Operations Officer Technical Rescue - July 2022.pdf (PDF, 157KB)
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Contact: Alistair Drayton

Position Details

  • $90,067 to $102,192+ 15% Commuted Allowance + 10.5% Super
  • Ongoing, Full Time
  • We offer a wide range of flexible working arrangements to suit everyone


Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) is a volunteer-based emergency service. Our highly skilled and equipped Volunteers are trained comprehensively 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. As the largest road rescue network in Australia we have specialist teams that provide a 24/7 response to road accident and trauma incidents. We assist Victoria Police in search and rescue operations, and play an important role in supporting the Country Fire Authority (CFA), Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV), Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) during major bushfire and emergency incidents.


This position is available due to VICSES implementing a new operating model with a change to the structure of roles, to best serve the needs of our community and our people. 

The Operations Officer – Technical Rescue provides specialist operational advice and oversee the end-to-end capability development for Technical Rescue (Swift Water Rescue, Rope Rescue, Urban Search and Rescue) to ensure VICSES ability to deliver on key legislative functions and interoperability with other responder agencies.  This includes the development of doctrine, standards, training, exercising and response arrangements in a multi-agency setting, and ensuring the capability and proficiency of VICSES trainer and assessor pool within VICSES. 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.


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 Alistair Drayton on 0418 522 522.

Applications close Monday 15 August 2022.

 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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