Team Leader Fire

Job Title: Team Leader Fire

Job Grade / Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10

Employment Type: Ongoing, Full-Time


  • This role leads a team of fire management specialists including fire planning, spatial and technical support and strategic management of risks to life, property and ecological and cultural values.
  • The role is responsible for the coordination and strategic application of fire across NPWS Blue Mountains Branch. The landscape of the Branch, characterised by vast dissected sandstone plateaux, is regularly impacted by wildfires mostly due to lightning strikes from summer storms. The Branch takes a strong cooperative approach to fire management, working closely with other fire agencies and neighbouring land managers to mitigate fire risk across the landscape.
  • A background in strategic fire management, underpinned by sound ecological and operational experience, including the ability to work across large areas and between agencies is essential.

About the Role:The role is responsible for providing leadership and strategy development for the Enhanced Bushfire Management Program (EBMP) within the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). This role leads and manages a team and develops branch program strategies, fire management operational planning, program delivery coordination, performance monitoring and review, and financial management related to the EBMP and other relevant fire operations projects at a branch level.

Essential requirements:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in fire and land management practices, with proven experience in delivering program outcomes and proven project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams and delivering business change results.
  • Willingness to work weekends and after hours as required and the ability and willingness to participate in the management of wildfire and other emergency incidents.
  • Current Australian drivers licence and willingness to fly in light aircraft.

Agency overview
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster brings together the functions from the former Planning & Environment and Industry Clusters.

The new Cluster will drive for greater levels of integration and efficiency across key areas such as long term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources land, water, mining energy, and growing our industries. In particular, there will be a redoubling of emphasis on regional NSW.

National Parks and Wildlife Service manages, conserves and cares for land in national parks and reserves. NPWS links customer, conservation and cultural outcomes in a sustainable way by building participation in the management and use of parks.


Good to know:
A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.

The NPWS is a non-smoking workplace and smoking is not permitted in national parks.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

To Apply:

  • Complete all the questions in the online application.
  • Upload a current cover letter and Resume with your online application

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behavioural indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Please share an example of how you contributed to building collaboration across your own team, organisation and/or across a number of organisations. What actions did you take and why

Q2. Please describe a time when you had to lead or mange a team in a demanding work environment. What strategies did you use to manage the teams performance, and ensure the achievement of outcomes

Applications Close: 20th of November 2019 at 11:59 pm.

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