6 x RFSQ Area Director Positions Advertised

Thursday, 24 Mar 2016

The RFBAQ encourages all RFB volunteers who are eligible to apply for these positions in Darling Downs - Maranoa, Mackay region, Townsville region, Wide Bay.

Purpose of the Role

The position of Area Director, RFSQ is responsible for managing the efficiency and effectiveness of human resources, finances and assets of the Area in accordance with departmental policy and procedures to provide high quality support to volunteers and Rural Fire Brigades.

Mandatory Requirements

  • Minimum C class (car) Driver''s licence.
  • Internal applicants must provide evidence that they are eligible for appointment in accordance with the Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Award – State 2012.
  • External applicants must have suitable contemporary fire and organisational management experience within a fire and rescue service or fire management agency to the satisfaction of the Commissioner Queensland Fire and Emergency Services.

Highly Desirable Requirements

  • Knowledge of, or experience working with volunteers and/or within a volunteer organisation; and
  • Knowledge of, or experience working within a rural fire service/bushfire prevention and/or control organisation.


  • Manage the effectiveness of the Area team in providing high quality support and training to its volunteers and Rural Fire Brigades.
  • Manage human resources, financial and asset management functions for the area in accordance with Departmental and Government guidelines.
  • Consult and negotiate with senior staff from Local Governments, other Government agencies, authorities, Indigenous communities and community groups to evaluate the effectiveness of fire response plans and to provide advice on mitigation strategies and be an active member of the District Disaster Management Group.
  • Manage the effectiveness of the Area team in providing high quality support and training to its volunteers and address grievances in accordance with departmental policy and guidelines.
  • Ensure the effective delivery of services through the best utilisation of the human, financial and capital resources of the Area in accordance with Government and QFES operational and administrative policies, procedures and processes.
  • Respond to large scale rural fires and other emergency incidents, providing on site command and direct operations in accordance with QFES legislative requirements or be a member of the Incident Control Centre as directed by the Regional Manager, RFSQ.
  • Promote community awareness and education to ensure risk reduction in fire prevention, protection and management strategies.
  • Organise and chair the Area Fire Management Group and ensure the development of an Area Fire Management Plan that is kept updated and is provided to Local Government for inclusion in the Local Disaster Management Plan.
  • Manage the fire warden network across the Area.
  • Take on the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Fire Warden • Attend Rural Fire Brigade functions such as AGM’s and other special functions as required.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic plans and operational plans to ensure proactive rural fire management.
  • Manage organisational change through consultation and discussion with staff, volunteers, the community and other stakeholders.
  • Manage the overall development, analysis and monitoring the outcomes of the annual Area training program for staff and volunteers.
  • Manage risk assessments and resourcing for Rural Fire Brigades across the Area.
  • Contribute to the development of Regional Operational preparedness.

Closing date - 11 April 2016

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