Bushfire Preparedness Officer

Job No: MCC3541
Location: Taree

About the MidCoast Region

From lakes and estuaries to white sandy beaches to world heritage mountain wilderness, the MidCoast region offers an attractive lifestyle for everyone. Our community is characterised by its welcoming attitude, growing economy and natural beauty. These are the pillars of the quality of life we value. To find out more about our beautiful region click here.

Our organisation

At MidCoast Council our people are our most important asset and we believe that we can only reach our full potential when you reach yours. This is the place for those who seek to play a role in the community and have an enthusiasm to learn and grow. Here you can make a real difference.

Our community is our customer and is at the centre of everything we do.  We value, support and empower our people to deliver positive results for our community.

Right now, we are investing heavily in our organisation, and our people. Our Administration Centre has relocated to a brand-new state of the art facility designed to inspire innovation, creativity and collaboration. The building has been named ‘Yalawanyi Ganya’ which means “sitting/meeting place” in the Gathang language of the indigenous people across the MidCoast Region.

The role & you

In recent years our Local Government Area has been heavily impacted by natural disaster. This role offers a real opportunity to make a difference, create awareness, and assist our local communities to best prepare for these unfortunate events. 

You will be required to visit local residents, guide and assist them to create household emergency plans, with a focus on those areas at high risk to be impacted by bushfire. You will work with Community Leaders, Stakeholders, and Local Authorities contributing to the social recovery and growing resilience through disaster preparedness. Experience working in disaster recovery and community engagement is a must, accompanied by an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration or related field. This role will primarily operate autonomously and be expected to plan, prepare, analyse, and reach goals effectively. 

Knowledge of Government reporting structures is necessary coupled with demonstrated experience in reaching project milestones. 

If you are passionate about our local communities and looking to make your mark, we would love to hear from you. 

The package: Commencing salary package circa $65,000 p.a. plus superannuation. 

Location: This position will be based at our Administration Centre in Yalawanyi Ganya at 2 Biripi Way, Taree. You may also be required to be based from other Council sites across the MidCoast Council region.

Tenure: Full-time, 12 month contract.

How to apply: 

  • Before applying please review the POSITION DESCRIPTION 
  • When responding to the questions below, please include detailed and relevant examples of your skills and experience. 
  • We recommend you prepare your question responses in a separate Word document and once complete, copy each response to the relevant question on the application form.
  • Click the "NEXT" button at the bottom of the application form to attach your resume. 
  • You will be able to review your application before submitting it.
  • We will be in touch via email.

At MidCoast Council, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities. Our aim is to provide all of our staff with an inclusive, safe and healthy working environment.

For enquiries regarding the application process contact Sam McGuire, Talent Acquisition Officer on 02 7955 7929.

For questions relating to the position requirements please contact Chris Jones, Manager Libraries and Community Services on 02 7955 7398.

Closing date: Sunday, 29 May 2022 at 11.30 pm.


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