assistant commissioner – operations

act emergency services agency

  • lead, influence and contribute to a safe community

Interested in leading, influencing and delivering reform initiatives to achieve the next level of success for this vital agency?

The ACT Emergency Services Agency sits within the Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) and is responsible for protecting the community and ensuring the ACT is one of the safest in Australia and the world. The specialist functions of ESA Operations include emergency management; risk, planning & preparedness; spatial & digital services; emergency communications & ICT; and fire safety. The role works in partnership with the corporate services portfolio of enabling and operational support services to ensure the provision of efficient, effective and resourced 24-hour emergency services throughout the year. This includes compliance, community education and awareness programs, and training to maintain readiness and delivery of emergency services to agreed benchmarks.

As a key member of the executive leadership group, you will report to the Commissioner and ensure the specialist operations functions support the emergency services of the Agency to meet legislative requirements.  This will require you to provide high level strategic leadership, expert advice, emergency response support to the operational emergency services and the delivery of emergency management operations. Important elements of the role include the capacity to engender a culture of innovation, implement transformational reform to meet Agency and community objectives, and foster sustained, collegiate relationships across the Agency, JACS directorate, government and non-government organisations.

Politically astute, you possess significant executive leadership experience within complex, dynamic and operationally demanding emergency environments. With proven ability to provide high level command and control incident management, you bring an appetite to drive and influence reform and the capacity to build positive relationships across broad stakeholder groups. The role will play to your strengths in collaborative leadership, diplomacy, resilience and change management and provides the forum to contribute to the Agency’s ongoing growth and next level of success. Sound like you?

The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $254,933 – $264,885 depending on the current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $199,039.  The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based contract for a period of up to five years.  Prospective applicants should be aware that long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly

The ACT Government is committed to creating great workplaces with positive cultures that demonstrate respect, equity and diversity for all employees.

Applications close 500pm Wednesday 08 December 2021

For further information contact Rosemary Hardham on (+61) 3 8648 6552.
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