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District Emergency Management Advisor - Geraldton

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Job Ref:  2378
Employer:  Department of Fire & Emergency Services (WA)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Perth WA, Australia (Show on map)

PSGOGA CSA GA 2017, Level 6, $100,966-$111,590 pa
Position No: 002378
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time
Division: Non-Operational
Location: Geraldton
Closing Date: 2018-08-13 5:00 PM

As part of our strategy to increase the diversity of our workforce, initially only Aboriginal people may apply for these jobs (refer to section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), as amended).  If there are still opportunities after this initial recruitment activity, then we may advertise the position without this requirement.


DFES provides whole of government emergency management services and works to enhance the safety of communities across Western Australia through a significantly improved emergency management capability. Its strategic direction includes the development and improvement of the State’s emergency management arrangements through capacity building, advisory and support services. Capacity building consists of activities or services aimed at improving the emergency management capability of an individual, organisation or community and include:

  • Policy and planning
  • Ongoing engagement of key stakeholders
  • Facilitation of community-centred emergency management, through direct assistance to local governments and local emergency management committees
  • State risk, capability and mitigation initiatives.

The role is responsible for representing the interests, programs, goals and strategies of the State Emergency Management Committee (SEMC) and DFES at and across allocated districts. The role is central to the coordination of district-level services that build emergency management resilience and capability among the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The role will assist in the development and maintenance of effective all hazards planning and preparedness strategies across the district by the provision of quality emergency management advice and support.

All applications are submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.  You will need to attach:

  • A copy of your current C Class driver’s licence;
  • Responses to the 4 Essential Criteria found on page 3 of the Job Description Form (JDF);
  • A recent copy of your CV, including the names of two referees who can attest to your suitability to this role.

Download the Job Description Form attached at the end of this advert. You are encouraged to contact Andrew Sanders on (08) 6551 4003.

A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement


Applications will only be accepted from Aboriginal applicants. Proof of Aboriginality may be required.

As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.

Supported by an extensive network of volunteers and career workers, DFES works together with the community and government to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from a diverse range of emergencies.


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