Municipal Fire Prevention Officer

Job No: WSC2597
Location: Sale, VIC

Position No. 701

Permanent Full-Time

Band 6 $77,474 - $84,329 per annum plus 9.5% statutory superannuation

We currently have a permanent full-time vacancy in our Community & Culture team for a Municipal Fire Prevention Officer (MFPO). The MFPO works collaboratively with Wellington Shire Council employees, relevant authorities and the community to ensure that Council complies with fire prevention statutory obligation as outlined in the Country Fire Authority Act 1958. The incumbent will work strategically to continually develop and maintain a ‘partnership approach’ to fire management based on relationships at all levels within the organisation, the community and external agencies.

The MFPO has the additional role of Deputy Municipal Emergency Resource Officer (DMERO) and is one of a team of DMERO’s responsible for providing assistance to the Municipal Emergency Manager (MEM) and the Municipal Emergency Resource Officer (MERO) during times of emergency response.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate how they meet the criteria below:

  • Demonstrated ability in leading and motivating teams; encouraging initiative, innovation and problem solving.
  • Experience in planning, managing and implementing fire prevention requirements and enforcing legislation such as the Country Fire Authority Act 1958.
  • Proven project management experience including the ability to prioritise and work effectively in situations where there may be competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in fire prevention requirements and fire behaviour together with working with IT software including mapping programs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of people at all levels.

Why Wellington?
We use award-winning technologies to seek and implement innovative improvements across the organisation. We work hard to position ourselves as a leader in local government, continuously improving our diverse range of services for the betterment of our community.

Don’t just listen to us, here’s what our staff say:

‘Proud to be a Wellington Shire employee.’
‘Great organisation, passionate and highly motivated staff – pleasure to be part of it.’
‘Perhaps the most collegial, friendly organisation I have joined.’
‘It was a good life choice to come and work with the team at Wellington.’
We acknowledge we couldn’t do it without great people. We offer a rewarding culture of innovation and continued learning; and a collaborative, supportive environment.
Why not Wellington?

Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislative requirements.

About Wellington
Wellington Shire is Victoria’s third largest municipality. Its 10,924km2 extends from the High Country through the Gippsland Plains to the famous Ninety Mile Beach. Sale is a 2.5 hour drive east of Melbourne and the region boasts excellent sporting, educational, and recreational facilities. Visit to find out why the Wellington Shire is a great place to live and work.
Wellington Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and associated legislated requirements.

How to Apply
Applications must address the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in this advertisement and will be accepted no later than Midnight Sunday 25 February 2018.

A Position Description can be obtained from this link.

You will be prompted to respond to the key selection criteria and upload your Resume via our website


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