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Reference Number 13107
Position Title Local Disaster Coordinator
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Woree Disas Coord Centre
Minimum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.1 - 36.25 h/w 
Maximum Award/Classification QLGO-Lev 7.3 - 36.25 h/w 
Roster Pattern 19 day month 
Position Summary

Local Disaster Coordinator

Reference Number: 13107
Salary Range: $92,386.93 - $97,812.88 per annum
Location: Woree Disaster Coordination Centre
Closing: Tuesday, 28th January 2020

We offer the following benefits: 

  • 19 day month
  • Up to 5 weeks annual leave
  • 12% contribution to superannuation
  • Annual leave loading
  • Subsidised uniform allowance
  • Subsidised health and well-being membership (gym / swimming pool)
  • On-going opportunities for learning and professional development 

Primary objectives of the position:

  • To manage Council’s Disaster Management response.
  • To provide direction and assistance to the Local Disaster Management Group - Cairns Region in carrying out objectives in accordance with the Disaster Management Act (Qld) 2003 ("the Disaster Management Act"), including disaster awareness, preparedness, response and recovery initiatives for natural and non-natural disasters.
  • Manage the review and maintenance of Council’s Disaster Management Plans, Sub-Plans, Operational Procedures, Registers and Emergency Coordination procedures in accordance with the Disaster Management Act.
  • To prepare Emergency Contingency Planning within Council.
  • To assist in conjunction with Finance Branch Council’s Natural Disaster Relief Recovery Assistance (NDRRA) claims.
  • Financial and administration coordination responsibilities for the twelve (12) State Emergency Services Groups and five (5) SES Depots.
  • Responsible for Unit reporting requirements to Council and external agencies.
  • To coordinate and plan Council’s approach to Queensland State Government's Flood Mitigation Policy.

To be successful in this role you will require:

  • Current “C” class driver’s licence.
  • Superior understanding and knowledge of Disaster Management principles and experience in Disaster Management operations.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing detailed interpretations on current legislation requirements and the implications such legislation has on local government, including legislation on disaster management.
  • Proven project management skills, including ability to manage several projects at once to completion.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills including demonstrated capacity for leadership, self‑management, decision-making and team building.

For a full listing of the Key Duties & Responsibilities and full Selection Criteria you must go to our website: https://cairnsqld.mercury.com.au

How to Apply:
Your application must be submitted online and must consist of the following:

  • Cover Letter addressing the three main elements as detailed in the full selection criteria.
  • Copy of your Resume.

Applications not addressing the full selection criteria will not be accepted.

Pre-Employment Assessment: 
As part of the selection process applicants may be required to undertake some or all of the following pre‑employment assessments / checks:-  

  • Pre‑employment medical, which will include a functional capacity assessment and drug and alcohol test.
  • National police / criminal history check.
  • Practical Assessment
  • Numeracy and Literacy Assessment
  • Computer Skills Assessment
  • Qualification / Licence Verification
  • Working with Children & Young People (Blue Card) Verification
  • Right to Work in Australia Check
  • Directorship Check

Employment Eligibility:
To be eligible to apply for a position at Cairns Regional Council, you must fulfil one of the following criteria:-

  • Permanent resident of Australia
  • Australian Citizen
  • New Zealand Citizen
  • Entitlement to work visa
Selection Criteria Essential: Do you have a current and valid C Class Drivers' Licence or above?
Essential: Do you have superior understanding and knowledge of Disaster Management principles and experience in Disaster Management operations?
Essential: Do you have demonstrated experience in providing detailed interpretations on current legislation requirements and the implications such legislation has on local government, including legislation on disaster management?
Essential: Do you have the ability to provide senior management with high-level advice (both oral and written) on disaster management related issues?
Contact Person Cairns Regional Council Recruitment Team
Contact Number (07) 4044 3310
Contact Email jobs@cairns.qld.gov.au
Closing Date 28/01/2020
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm (AEST) on the closing date.
Please ensure your application is added before this time as we do not accept late applications.