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Fire Policy and Projects Officer

State Government of WA Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to promoting biodiversity and conservation to enrich people’s lives, through sustainable management of Western Australia’s species, ecosystems, lands and the attractions in the department’s care. THIS IS A 12 MONTH FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME POSITION (WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR PERMANENCY) THIS POSITION IS BASED IN KENSINGTON APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION CLOSE AT MIDDAY ON TUESDAY, 14 MARCH 2023 Job Description Under the general direction (Level 4) or limited direction (Level 5) of the Manager, Fire Policy and Planning, drafts responses to Ministerial and departmental correspondence related to branch issues and activities. Provides policy advice relating to all aspects of fire management service delivery, as required.

Participates in fire management projects and working groups at branch, agency and multiagency level, as appropriate. Selection Criteria Applicants should address the following five (5) criteria. These should be addressed in no more than five (5) pages in total.

Sound knowledge (Level 5) or knowledge (Level 4) of the environmental, social, cultural and economic issues related to natural area fire management. Considerable experience (Level 5) or experience (Level 4) in policy and related doctrine development, issues analysis and demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently undertake related investigations. Evidence of sound (Level 5) or well developed (Level 4) interpersonal and oral communication skills and considerable experience (Level 5) or experience (Level 4) in effectively liaising and negotiating with senior members of management, community and interest groups, and coordinating policy matters for the delivery of a multidisciplinary service, preferably across a Government agency.

Sound (Level 5) or well developed (Level 4) written communication skills, including the ability use computer software (eg Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to prepare reports, analyse and manage data and make effective presentations to senior management, and provide competent and reliable advice. Proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, under pressure and within tight timelines, to meet required outcomes and deadlines. For the full role description, detailed responsibilities and a full list of selection criteria, please refer to attached Job Description below.

The documents attached to this advertisement are available in alternative formats upon request. Eligibility: To be eligible for permanent appointment, it is essential to have Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status or a visa with entitlement to live and work in Australia for the term of the contract. For Further Job-Related Information: Please contact Mr Michael Meinema on 0401 993 567 , or for further information about the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions please visit https://www.


au/ . Application Instruct.


Date09 March 2023

Location -

type Full Time

Salary PSCA, Level 4 or 5, $84,582 - $88,927 or $93,177 - $102,124 p.a. plus 10.5% Superannuation

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