Employment Opportunity - Community Emergency Services Manager

Published on Thursday, 4 April 2024 at 8:40:00 AM



Full-time – 3 Year Contract

Salary Package – Circa $135,000


The Shires of Lake Grace, Dumbleyung and Kent are located in the wide-open spaces of the southern wheatbelt and offer a unique lifestyle and an opportunity for the position of Community Emergency Services Manager to join our team based in Lake Grace.


This is a support and liaison role and is a local government employed position that is jointly funded by DFES and the Shires. You will manage the delivery and implementation of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery services across the shires. You will maintain effective partnerships that adopt a best practice approach to emergency management delivery between the shires, DFES, Volunteer Bushfire Brigades, the community and other stakeholders.


This role requires a high level of communication and interpersonal skills as well as developed leadership, management and administrative ability. Applicants for the position will ideally have relevant qualifications and previous emergency management and local government experience, with the ability to provide an effective and efficient delivery of Community Emergency Services.


Key components of this role include the provision of volunteer support, emergency management planning, budgeting, financial reporting, community liaison, maintaining fire control, undertaking general inspections, and attending to relevant administration requirements.  The role has an operational component in emergency response and as such may be required to work on weekends or outside normal business hours as necessary.


An attractive package is offered inclusive of a cash component of $102,000 to $104,000 (includes availability allowance) depending on skills and experience with other benefits provided, together with superannuation and restricted private use of a vehicle.


To be considered for this position applicants must include in their application a resume and a statement outlining their suitability for the role addressing each of the selection criteria requirements. Applicants must be able to provide a National Police Clearance, hold a Western Australia MR class drivers licence and be prepared to undergo a medical.


A position information package, must be obtained by either downloading from https://www.lakegrace.wa.gov.au/council/employment/, emailing ea@lakegrace.wa.gov.au, or calling Alex Adams (She/Her) on 9890 2500.


For more information contact CEO Alan George on 9890 2500


Closing date for applications:

4.00PM Friday 26 April 2024

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