Assistant Commissioner Community Safety



Assistant Commissioner Community Safety • Senior Executive leadership role (Senior Executive Service) • Direct report to Deputy Commissioner Field Operations • Lead agency for fire, rescue and hazardous materials incidents Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is one of the world's largest urban fire and rescue services. Our overriding purpose is to Protect the Irreplaceable, with a focus on enhancing community safety, quality of life, and confidence by minimising the impact of hazards and emergency incidents on the people, property, environment and economy of NSW. Our capabilities extend far beyond fighting fires.

Our teams provide fire prevention, respond to hazardous materials incidents, natural disasters and medical emergencies, and undertake counter terrorism and urban search and rescue operations. We are prepared for anything - helping anyone, anywhere, anytime. Located within FRNSW's Field Operations division, the Community Safety Directorate consists of: Building Fire Safety Community Engagement Fire Investigation and Research Community Fire Units ComSafe (FRNSW's commercial training arm) The Assistant Commissioner Community Safety is responsible for setting strategic direction of state-wide fire prevention functions for industry and the community.

The role is also accountable for driving organisational capacity to prevent emergencies through the delivery of building regulatory functions, developing fire research programs and driving change to industry and the community to reduce the impact of fire activities. High quality candidates will have post graduate tertiary qualifications in Business Management and/or significant experience in the discipline coupled with relevant emergency management qualifications to enable fulfilment of legislative and operational requirements of the role. Specific experience should include: • extensive knowledge of contemporary issues, challenges and approaches to emergency service and fire prevention and suppression and community resilience within the national and international arena.

• Experience in the management of large-scale emergency situations and the ability to strategically plan and implement proactive strategies for preventative emergency response. The successful candidate must demonstrate advance capabilities in personal integrity, influence and negotiate, work collaboratively, plan and prioritise and finance and adept capability in Procurement and contract management. The ability to manage and develop people and inspire direction and purpose will be fundamental in succeeding in the role.

To obtain position documentation, please email citing reference number J15777 .

If further information is required after reviewing documentation, please contact David Spencer at NGS Global on 1300 138 863. To apply please visit www.iworkfor. quoting job reference 00007PV1.

All candidates must answer the two Targeted Questions. Applications must be received by 3 June 2.

Community Safety Directorate
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$251,674 to $274,701 pa inclusive of employer's contribution to superannuation.


26 May 2020


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