Fire Safety Officer

$108,082 yearly
  • Woollahra Municipal Council
  • Woollahra NSW, Australia
  • 05 May, 2022
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Customer Service, Receptions, and Complaints Police, Military, Security, Fire, Emergency Services

Job Description



 Permanent Full Time

  • Salary up to $108,082 per annum plus 10% superannuation 
  • Fully maintained private use motor vehicle and free secure carparking in Double Bay
  • Job security and work life balance - 35 hours per week with a fortnightly RDO
  • Potential to work from home 2 days per week - flexible work/life balance

About us

Woollahra is an area steeped in natural beauty and heritage appealing to residents, businesses and visitors who enjoy its many parks, waterfront locations and historic buildings. Our people come from a diverse range of backgrounds and professions creating a dynamic workforce of over 400 staff members.

We strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience and we are dedicated to looking after our staff, because if we look after our people, we will be better placed to look after our community.

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified and enthusiastic Fire Safety Officer to join the Compliance team at Woollahra Council on a permanent full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Compliance Team Leader, you will act as Council’s expert officer with regard to National Construction Code (NCC)/Building Code of Australia (BCA) and the associated Australian Standards and responsible for Council’s Fire Safety Program.

Your duties will include the investigation of non-compliance allegations, risk auditing and the management and review of Council's Annual Fire Safety Register and measures. 

About you

You will come with prior industry experience and demonstrate a solid understanding of the relevant fire safety legislation. Your strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage a number of competing complex priorities will ensure your success in the role. You will be a high achiever with:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant field such as Building Surveying, Fire Engineering or equivalent, with Fair Trading NSW accreditation or suitable qualifications to achieve accreditation as a Building Surveyor or Fire Safety Engineer
  • Experience in the assessment of fire safety measures in a wide variety of residential and commercial buildings
  • Demonstrated and thorough knowledge of the NCC/BCA and relevant fire safety legislation 
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills
  • Commitment to customer service
  • Computer literacy
  • Current drivers licence

To view the full list of essential and desirable criteria please click here. 

How to Apply

  • Apply on line by clicking the APPLY NOW button
  • You will be asked to demonstrate how you meet each of the selection criteria
  • Applications that do not sufficiently address the selection criteria may not be considered
  • If you have a separate statement addressing the selection criteria, please upload it as a cover letter and simply refer to it in the online questionnaire
  • You will be able to upload 2 documents only
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  • For further information about the role, please contact Craig Jenner, Compliance Team Leader on 02 9391 7146 or Paul Sullivan, Compliance Team Leader on 02 9391 7148 during business hours

CLOSING DATE:   11:59pm on Tuesday 17 May 2022

Woollahra Council is committed to responding to its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in undertaking all measures that are reasonably practical to ensure the health and safety of all our workers. As of 1st December 2021, new employees must be fully vaccinated (two doses) with an approved COVID-19 vaccine and provide evidence seven days prior to commencement.

Should an applicant indicate that they wish to seek an exemption on medical or other grounds, they will need to provide evidence of their circumstances such as an accepted certified medical contraindication.

Woollahra Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

Job Closing Date

17 May, 2022