Executive Director, Forest and Fire Operations (SES2)

Job posted: 08/06/2021
Applications close: 24/06/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $249,701 - $360,000

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/50940721

Reference: VG/50940721

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $249,701 - $360,000

Work location: Various

Optimise operational service delivery

Reports to the Chief Fire Officer

Salary band SES2: $249,701 to $360,000 TRP

DELWP / Forest and Fire Operations Division (FFOD)

The Forest Fire and Regions Group within the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) works in partnership with all fire and emergency management agencies to support the operational implementation of Safer Together: a new approach to reducing the risk of bushfire in Victoria.

Forest and Fire Operations Division (FFOD) delivers state forest management operations and fire management operations on public land and supports Regional Directorates to deliver priority programs and projects. The division also supports the Chief Fire Officer in leading Forest Fire Management Victoria's command and control arrangements for fire and emergency response and planned burning operations. 

Executive Director Forest & Fire Operations

The Executive Director leads a team comprised of 6 regional Deputy Chief Fire Officers & the Director Business & Operational Strategy to acquit the operational responsibilities of this critically important emergency services division. You will demonstrate senior leadership expertise of high performing corporate, people, governance, financial management, program and service delivery functions in entities of similar scale and complexity.

We seek a senior leader to apply best practice principals of corporate services, administration, governance and operational practices to the highest public sector standards. A progressive and aspirational leader, you will drive the implementation of a reform agenda across FFOD to introduce a contemporary operating model aligned to future delivery requirements. You will oversee significant state-wide capital programs to maximise performance, service delivery, cost optimisation and risk management to best serve the interests of government and Victorian communities. 

The Executive Director will foster an inclusive culture of accountability and service excellence that creates a highly integrated and engaged team operating across all DELWP portfolios and other government entities.  A champion for change, your leadership track record should reflect a commitment to the recognition of differences, fairness and respect towards all staff and reinforce avalues-based culture of the highest standards of Equity, Diversity, Fairness and Inclusion.

How to Apply

Position description and candidate briefing pack can be obtained online by visiting https://www.peterwilliampartners.com/job-applications

Applications must include resume and a one page cover letter outlining your expression of interest and relevant expertise for the position. Responses to key selection criteria is not required but may be requested at a later stage of the assessment process.

Documents, attached as MS Word or PDF, are to be submitted via info@peterwilliampartners.com. If you experience any difficulty in lodging your application, please contact: info@peterwilliampartners.com

Queries close:                            5pm AEST Monday 21st June 2021

Applications close:                   5pm AEST Thursday 24th June 2021

Peter William Partners have been exclusively retained by DELWP to deliver this executive search. Any unsolicited applications will be redirected to Peter William Partners and 

Executive Director, Forest and Fire Operations (SES2)

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Dean Unkles +61 433 822 718 | dean.unkles@peterwilliampartners.com

Executive Director, Forest and Fire Operations (SES2)