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Job Title : Community Emergency Services Manager - Serpentine Jarrahdale


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Do you love fostering great working relationships?

Do you have a broad knowledge of bushfire and other hazards?

We are seeking someone who is able to commit to the role for a minimum of 2 years, providing stability within our team to assist with meeting long term goals.

DFES has an opportunity for the position of Community Emergency Services Manager for the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. We are looking for someone who can provide exceptional leadership and support for the Shire within their emergency management responsibilities This covers all aspects of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. Being not only a highly skilled and competent bushfire practitioner, you will also promote team based ideals, be an exceptional communicator and work with our community to underpin the shared responsibility in respect of emergency management. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you!

Strategically, the CESM will develop and maintain effective partnerships that adopt a best practice approach to emergency management delivery between Local Government, DFES, Volunteer Bushfire Brigades and the community.


We encourage you to contact CESM Serpentine Jarrahdale Ricky Southgate for additional information about the job by telephone on 0409 080 778 or email CESMSerpentineJarrahdale@dfes.wa.gov.au


  • Demonstrated leaderships skills, exceptional communication skills, highly developed interpersonal skills, highly developed presentation skills and training skills.
  • Demonstrated abilities and competency in respect of community based values in bushfire firefighting, within a similar context to the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.
  • Demonstrated abilities to develop and undertake prescribed burning and fire management planning processes.
  • Well-developed leadership and management skills including the management of volunteers, including financial, human and physical resources.
  • Proven experience in and knowledge of the fire and emergency services industry, in particular Bush Fire Brigades and Local Government.


DFES is an emergency services organisation and all employees in this position will be required to work regular weekends and evenings outside of normal business hours.

  • Employees in this position participate in an on call roster.
  • Employees in this position will be required to attend emergency incidents.


All applications are submitted online. Simply select 'Apply for Job', located at either the top or bottom of this screen and follow the instructions.

To be competitive for this role your application must include the following:

  1. A recognised and current qualification in Training and Assessment.
  2. Accreditation as a Level 1 Incident Controller – Bushfire Hazard.
  3. A current HR Class Driver’s License or the ability to obtain one.
  4. Response of no more than 4 pages to all criteria as outlined in the attached JDF;
  5. A copy of your recent CV that clearly demonstrates your previous experience working in a similar role; and
  6. The names and contact details of two referees who can support your claims and your suitability for this role.

Please note:

  • One referee should be your immediate supervisor;
  • Referees may be contacted at any stage during the process;
  • Any contact with DFES during the selection process may form part of the applicant assessment.

You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency (proof must be provided with your application) to be eligible for this position.

A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement.

DFES is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages Aboriginal people, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women to apply.

DFES values workforce diversity and inclusion. We are committed to building an equitable and diverse workforce, by increasing the representation of people from different backgrounds.

We encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of diverse sexualities and genders, women and youth.

DFES is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we will make reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace.

If you have access needs that require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, please contact jobs@dfes.wa.gov.au.