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Emergency Commander

Tasmanian Government - Hobart, TAS

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Emergency Commander (525363)

Department of Communities Tasmania
Capability & Resources
Capability & Resources

Applications must be submitted by Sunday 07 February, 2021 11:55 PM

Position details

Applications close:
Sunday 7 February, 2021 11:55 PM AEST

Senior Executive Level 2-1

$158,989 to $182,839 pro rata, per annum

Employment Type:
Full Time


We are a values-based workplace committed to attracting, empowering and retaining a diverse and resilient workforce. Our people help create strong, active and inclusive communities. Find out how this role could work for you

Period of employment / Hours:

Fixed term full-time day work (part-time hours may be considered by negotiation) commencing ASAP for a period of approximately 18 months.


DCT - Capability & Resources - Hobart


Primary Purpose / Focus :

  • Provide strategic leadership, direction and control for a whole of Agency response or recovery from an emergency event/s in Tasmania.
  • Provide high level leadership, authoritative and strategic and independent advice with a whole of agency perspective to internal and external stakeholders in an emergency response and recovery event.
  • Represent Communities Tasmania and act as Delegate for the Secretary in a range of forums including the State Control Centre, State Emergency Management Committee and other inter-agency working groups or intergovernmental committees.

Selection criteria includes:

It is expected that the occupant will demonstrate the values of the Department and meet the broad leadership capabilities as defined in the Senior Executive Leadership Capability Framework: Shapes strategic thinking; Achieve results; Cultivates productive working relationships; Exemplifies person drive and integrity; and Communicates with influence. Further selection criteria are:
  • Extensive experience in and demonstrated high level knowledge of all aspects of contemporary resource management and experience in emergency management in a complex environment, together with an understanding of the political, social, cultural and organisational environment that the Agency operates in.
  • High level knowledge and comprehensive understanding of contemporary leadership, management and change management practices, with proven extensive experience leading a multi-disciplinary response and recovery teams in a diverse environment
  • Demonstrated high level strategic, conceptual and analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to identify relevant issues, make sound judgements and provide innovative, practical solutions and outcomes.

Note : - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for ALL the selection criteria of this position

Desirable Requirements:

  • Demonstrated understanding and awareness of the Tasmanian Government’s Emergency Management Procedures and governance structure.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience.

Essential Requirements:

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  • 1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • a) crimes of violence
    • b) sex related offences
    • c) serious drug offences
    • d) crimes involving dishonesty
    • e) serious traffic offences (If Driver's License is an Essential Requirement )
  • 2. Identification check
  • 3. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents


*** Prospective applicants please note: ***

  • All prospective or interested applicants to this position are strongly encouraged to contact Michael Pervan (contact details below) for further information about the position, and clarification about the specific written requirements of your application .
  • Also refer below on 'How to apply'

For more information (Contact Officer) :

Name: Michael Pervan

Position: Secretary - Department of communities Tasmania

Email: michael.pervan@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone: C/o - (03) 6165 8339


How to apply:

Your application to the vacancy must be submitted as a Short Form Application (SFA)

SFA consists of a maximum two-page written application and a resume.

If you apply online: - Please DO NOT send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

If you have any difficulty accessing/using the online application process please email your application documents (preferably combined as 1 word or pdf document only) AND a copy of the application form (below) to : workforce.strategy@communities.tas.gov.au

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