Community Disaster Resilience Officer - Contract

Job No: TSC888
Location: Murwillumbah

Exciting opportunity for a Community Disaster Resilience Officer to join our team.

This new position will build local community disaster resilience by working with Tweed community-based service providers to establish partnerships, strengthen networks, provide support and assist in the development of their business continuity plans. 

The position is within our Corporate Governance Team and will have strong connections with both the Byron Shire Council Community and Cultural Planing Unit and the Tweed Shire Council Community Services Section. The position is required to work with the nominated Recovery Officers to consolidate and strengthen information sharing as part of the Tweed Byron Local Recovery Plan.

You will embed resilience awareness and capacity into the local community context linking emergency management, local government, community services, environment groups, business and local communities and villages.

About the role:

  • Deliver a full established and operational Tweed LGA community resilience network
  • Identify and facilitate relevant training and development opportunities
  • Conduct emergency scenario exercises to test roles and capacity of recovery partners and networks
  • Test local recovery reporting/information gathering processes and evaluate effectiveness
  • Support community initiatives to develop local resilience to emergency events

What's on offer:

  • An attractive base salary ranging from $86,412 per annum with competency based increments up to $99,451 per annum, plus 10% super
  • 2 years maximum-term contract with the possibility of extension based on funding, operational requirements and performance
  • 35 hour week, 9 day fortnight
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance
  • Generous employment conditions (we have too many to list - click here for more).

We are seeking:

  • Diploma qualifications in Community Development or relevant area of expertise
  • Sound understanding of the NSW Emergency Management Arrangements
  • Planning and project management experience
  • The ability to analyse problems and formulate solutions based on policies, procedures and relevant legislation

About Us:

  • Located on the picturesque far North Coast of NSW, bordering the Gold Coast.
  • Tweed Heads is a vibrant, diverse location offering a lifestyle near the water, in a rainforest or on a farm.  
  • Tweed Shire Council is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.
  • Join an employer of choice. Professionals Australia (Local Government Engineers’ Association) has named Council the 2021 Employer of Choice for our great employment practices within NSW local government. 

Where it's located:

This position is based in Murwillumbah, and can be directed to work from any Council work site.

Position closes: 

Friday 27 May 2022 2022 at 12 noon sharp (NSW time).  Late applications will not be permitted.

Click here to view the Position Description

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Pre-Employment Screening

Tweed Shire Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process.  Click here for more information.

How To Apply

You must use your own email address, and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with council.

Once you start your online application, you cannot save and return to it later. 

You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document. You can then COPY and PASTE your answers from Word into the below fields.

  1. Have your Resume document ready to go.
  2. Fill out all questions below. Click 'Next'.  For tips on how to address the selection criteria, click here
  3. You'll then be prompted to attach your resume and other documents (if applicable). Click 'Next'.
  4. Review your application to confirm everything is correct. Click 'Confirm' to submit your application.

If you'd like to COPY and PASTE selection criteria fields into a separate Word document to work on over time, please find them listed below:

1. Diploma in Community Development, or relevant area of expertise.
2. Demonstrated application of community development and disaster recovery principles, practices, standards, and related disciplines and awareness of contemporary trends and issues and their application and impact.
3. Sound understanding of the NSW Emergency Management Arrangements.
4. Sound understanding of disaster risk reduction policy and practice in Australia.
5. Demonstrated planning and project management experience.
6. Demonstrated experience and competence in the analysis and integration of information from a variety of sources to develop and deliver reports and presentations.
7. Understanding the needs of a diverse range of customers and cultures and experience delivering services that meet these needs using initiative, creativity, negotiation, consultation and conflict resolution skills.
8. Analyse problems and formulate solutions based on the practical interpretation of policies, procedures and relevant legislation.

9. Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)





Unit   Governance 
Job Grade  7
Industry  Government Relations
Employment Type  Full-time
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