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- Support communities before, during and after emergencies
- Plan ahead and anticipate risks
- Work in partnership with our community
Based in Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, this position blends a rewarding career challenge with the opportunity to support communities to be prepared for and respond to emergencies.
In the recent past, the East Gippsland Community have been adversely affected by significant bushfire and flood events as well as the COVID pandemic. The purpose of the role is to lead comprehensive, strategic and best practice Emergency Management activities for communities across East Gippsland.
This role will take a lead and provide strategic guidance in relation to Emergency Management preparedness for the future.
The purpose of the role is to lead robust and innovative strategies to increase emergency management capability and preparedness and build effective partnerships with external stakeholders to ensure resilient communities.
The position will also lead best practice in recovery from major events across Council and in doing so will ensure the organisation is better prepared to respond to future events.
This role is accountable to General Manager Place and Community, your focus will be to plan and support the effectiveness of Council's preparedness and response to emergency events.
This role is responsible for:
- Leading the ongoing and expected future state of East Gippsland Shire Emergency Management readiness
- Leading the implementation of emergency management strategies and arrangements
- Supporting the preparedness and resilience of communities.
This is a high-profile appointment that will give you the opportunity to collaborate with the Executive Management Team, State and Federal Government and key Community Groups to help shape the emergency management effort for East Gippsland Shire and its communities.
For a candidate pack or to apply, visit mcarthur.com.au, referencing job number 144716 in the search bar.
For a confidential conversation, please contact Nick Kelly on (03) 9828 6562.
East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to being an accessible and inclusive employer of choice. With a focus on attracting and retaining excellent staff to ensure a high level of service delivery, we have a range of programs in place to optimise professional and personal development success. Our Corporate Centre is situated in Bairnsdale, with service centres in Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Omeo, Orbost and Paynesville.