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Zone Commander Metro, Grade 11/12

128089 - 148134 AUD per year
Wollongong Area

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Zone Commander - Metro, Clerk Grade 11/12 NSW SES 34/20

  • Exciting opportunity to grow and develop your emergency experience
  • Work in a volunteer-based agency supporting communities of NSW
  • Full time, ongoing role
  • Sydney metropolitan area

About the opportunity

Lead and manage multi-disciplinary teams to prepare for and respond to emergencies. The development of mature capability plans on which the Zone can achieve targeted and evidence based growth is a key purpose of the role. Will act as Operations Commander or be appointed as an Incident Controller.

About the NSW SES

The NSW SES serves the community of NSW as the lead agency for floods, storms and tsunami as specified by the State Emergency Act 1989 and is recognised as the more versatile and widely used emergency service organisation in NSW. The NSW SES volunteers are highly-skilled, experienced and well-trained in the wide variety of roles they perform. Each Unit is as unique and varied as the community they serve due to the vast mix of risks faced and roles required in the diverse locations and communities across the state.

In addition to flood, storm and tsunami, NSW SES provide specialist capabilities including general land rescue, vertical rescue, road crash rescue, and alpine and remote area search and rescue. The NSW SES frequently assists other emergency services in a variety of roles, such as supporting NSW Police in searches for evidence and missing persons and the Ambulance Service of NSW as Community First Responders in rural locations.

About you

To be successful in this role you will:
  • Have experience in providing leadership across diverse stakeholder groups across various geographic locations;
  • Have a passion for emergency management and incident management;
  • Have a strong understanding of the volunteer ethos and how to work with volunteers to support communities;
  • Be willing to travel, work on-call and out-of-hours as required.
How to apply

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter (maximum of two pages) briefly responding to the essential requirements and your interest in the role;
  • Responses to each of the targeted questions (maximum of one page per answer); and
  • An up-to-date resume of no more than four pages detailing your skills and experience relevant to the role
Note: Previous applicants need not apply

Targeted Questions
  1. Describe a recent situation where you utilised your change management skill-set to inspire and contribute to a successful project outcome.What was your greatest achievement, and your most significant learning?
  2. Describe a recent situation that demonstrated your ability to make decisions, and take actions, whilst perceiving the impact and implications on other components of an organisation.

Find out more

The role description is available here.

Applicants seeking more information about the role and its responsibilities are encouraged to contact Sean Kearns, Assistant Commissioner Operations Regional via Staff Officer Ben Owen on 0447 238 466.

A recruitment pool may be created to fill similar roles for both ongoing and temporary opportunities if they arise.

Applications close: 3 July 2020

The NSW State Emergency Service is a proud employer of a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to reflecting the diverse community we serve and creating an inclusive and flexible workplace. People with disability are supported to access adjustments in recruitment processes and in the workplace, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job. As supporters of flexible working, we welcome discussions about how our roles can be undertaken flexibly.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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