Disaster Management Officer - Job Vacancy 20/61

$41,008 yearly
  • Burdekin Shire Council
  • 145 Young St, Ayr QLD 4807, Australia
  • Dec 18, 2020
Part time Facilities, Real Estate, and Property

Job Description

Council is seeking applications for a Disaster Management Officer. This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 36.25 hours per fortnight. Applications close on 29 January 2021.

The Burdekin is located just 70km south of Townsville, where unspoilt natural beauty meets a thriving rural community right on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef. Famous for its abundant sunshine and rich agriculture, the shire’s most important asset is water. The Burdekin River combined with a massive underground aquifer and the Burdekin Falls Dam make the district drought resistant.

Council is seeking applications for a Disaster Management Officer to assist in the development, facilitation and coordination of Council’s and the Burdekin Local Disaster Management Groups disaster management planning, preparation, prevention, response and recovery in accordance with Council’s obligations under the Disaster Management Act 2003.

This is a part time position with the hours of work totalling 36.25 hours per fortnight. The days and hours of work are flexible and will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant.

Reporting directly to the Burdekin Local Disaster Coordinator and working with the Local Disaster Management Group, the key responsibilities include:

  • Undertake day-to-day disaster management tasks and activities.
  • Assist in the preparation, response and recovery activities for emergencies affecting local residents and visitors including community education and awareness programs.
  • Update and monitor the information on the Burdekin Shire Council’s Emergency webpage and ensure all information is current.
  • Assist in the development, coordination and facilitation of community based programs and promotions associated with local disaster management plans and emergency response strategies.
  • Be responsible for the management and coordination of the Local Disaster Coordination Centre during times of activation and ensuring all staff and agencies are fully trained in Council’s emergency management software Guardian

Applicants should familiarise themselves with the entire position description.

The applicable salary is to a ceiling of Level 4 ($41,008pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Application packages are available from the Human Resources Office on (07) 4783 9800 or you can download the application package using the following link.

Applications for 20/61 – Disaster Management Officer should include:

  • A cover letter
  • A current resume
  • Statements addressing the selection criteria
  • Copies of relevant qualifications and licences

Applications can be submitted using one of the following methods (Word or PDF format is preferable):

  • Email – employment@burdekin.qld.gov.au
  • Mail – Confidential Application No. 20/61, PO Box 974, Ayr Qld 4807

Applications close on Friday, 29 January 2021 at 5.00pm.

For further information please contact the Manager Client Services – Eileen Devescovi on (07) 4783 9800.

Job Closing Date

Jan 29, 2021