Fire Protection Manager
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 29 April 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $104,630 - $112,626
Position No: 32029
Directorate: Justice and Community Safety
Advertised (Gazettal date): 12 April 2019
Contact Officer: Craig Batten on craig.batten@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6770

Details: ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is seeking a highly experienced and motivated person to fill the position of Fire Protection Manager Senior Officer Grade C (SOGC). As a part of Facilities Management unit, the Fire Protection Manager is responsible for the establishment, management, refinement and ongoing administration of various fire services, evacuation and associated systems contracts and equipment within ACTCS. The successful candidate will provide high level advice on fire systems, Ensure compliance with Australian Standards (AS), the Building Code of Australia (BCA) as well as local regulations. You will also assist in the establishment and development of fire system contracts and Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) as per Government procurement processes. Further to this, you will review, monitor and support maintenance related activities and assess contractor claims for services, including any that may fall outside the contract provisions. Also review, monitor and approve maintenance contract deliverables (e.g. testing reports, fault rectifications reports etc.). In addition, you will conduct regular meetings with the stakeholders and service providers and provide regular updates to the Head of Facilities Management, monitor and review fire system performance, as an input to assessing the general effectiveness of the preventative maintenance undertaken. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: It is highly desirable for applicants to hold qualifications in one or more of the following areas:
*Electrical and telecommunication.
*Fire protection.
*Fire system design.
*Fire science/engineering.
*Firefighting operations (public/community safety).
*Project management.
Eligible applicants will be required to:
*Demonstrate significant experience within the fire industry.
*Hold a current driver’s licence, and a willingness/ability to drive within ACT, is essential.
*Undergo a police check.
*Undertake and complete ACT Corrective Services induction and/or custodial training as required.
It is desirable for applications to have:
*Experience in liaison and negotiation with the public and private sector.
*Experience in contract management.
*Experience in government procurement.
*Experience working within a custodial or secure environment.
Note: Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804. Eligible applicants may be required to undertake psychological aptitude testing as part of the assessment process. The occupant of this position may be required to: Undertake parts of the duties outside normal business hours; work a rotating on call roster; and provide backfill support to the Facilities Maintenance unit.
How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit five items: 1) ACT Government Application Coversheet; 2) statement of claims against specified Selection Criteria; 3) a current resume; 4) the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and 5) a copy of your Driver’s Licence. Please ensure you submit all five items to jobs@act.gov.au

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Justice, Policing and Corrections
Leaders and Senior Management