District Assistant (Mid Lachlan Valley)

Temporary role - for a period of up to 6 months

About the NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.

Our vision and mission is to provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.


corporate video below and Our Plan provides further insight into the NSW Rural Fire Service.

About the role

The District Assistant assists with implementing a range of projects and activities across the District, consistent with the personal work plan, so as to support and improve service delivery for members of the NSW RFS and the community.

You must meet the following essential requirements: 

- A Certificate III in a relevant discipline or equivalent expertise.

- Current RFS AF certification or equivalent expertise in fire behaviour.
- Current RFS CSF certification or equivalent expertise.
- Current RFS CLS certification or equivalent expertise.
- Current RFS RFI and ASA certification.
- No condition preventing normal field activities of the job (i.e. non-arduous).
- May be required to participate on an after hours and/or on call roster.
- A current driver’s licence and the ability to travel.
- During periods of heightened operational activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management. activities consistent with their skills and background.

For further information about the role,

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to download the role description.

We offer:

- Flexible work practices

- Attractive salary and superannuation

- Attractive leave entitlements

- Working for a highly regarded emergency service, where supporting the local community is at the forefront of our business strategy

- Opportunities for learning and development

For further information, please review the role description or contact Ken Neville on 02 6851 1541.

Applications close: Sunday 29 March 2020, 11:59 pm

Applying for the role: 

To apply for this role, you will need to submit an online application via http://iworkfor.nsw.gov.au/ and attach a PDF:

Cover letter (maximum one A4 page) which addresses the essential requirements of the role, and outlines why you believe you are suited to the role and why you are interested in the role; and

- Resume, which clearly outlines your skills, experience and capabilities required for this role as per the role description. This should include two referees, one of which is a current or recent supervisor, and their contact details (maximum 5 pages).

Applicants should respond to all questions on the online application form, which includes responding to the essential requirements.

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Job Notes:

- Prior to applying for this role candidates should download the role description. Candidates must demonstrate in their application how they meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements.

- The NSW Rural Fire Service is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects the community we serve. We 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.

- Relevant criminal history, referee checks and prior employment checks will be conducted on recommended applicants.

- A recruitment pool may be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment pool is a group of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for the role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a range of similar roles, including temporary or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months.

Relevant Information: 

NSW Public Sector Capability Framework

NSW RFS Code of Conduct and Ethics