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State Duty Officer

Closing date25 Feb 2021
Location Sydney Northern Beaches
We are currently seeking a professional individual with great communication skills to provide specific administrative support to SLSNSW Management to ensure effective and efficient operations of the State Operations Centre - the communication and coordination hub in NSW for lifesaving services.

The purpose of this role is to monitor the Surf Emergency Response System (SERS) to reduce response times, maximize agency coordination, minimize ambiguity and ensure member safety. The role will act as the primary point of contact for all Emergency Services, relevant agencies, and appropriate Lifesaving personnel in the coordination of incidents and the Lifesaving response. Another key task will be to monitor, maintain and optimize all technical systems utilised by the State Operations Centre in fulfilling its function as a state-of-the-art emergency operations facility.

You will need
  • Substantial experience and technical knowledge of Surf Life Saving or similar public safety roles
  • An understanding knowledge of Surf Life Saving procedures, practices and policies
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NSW coastline
  • Prior Emergency Service Organisation or Emergency Management experience
  • Current or enrolled in Emergency Management qualifications
  • Experience in radio communications or Call and Dispatch systems
  • High level computer skills including hardware and networking as well as contact management and database programs
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills and a proven ability in determining priorities, sound judgements, and meeting deadlines
  • Good interpersonal skills at all levels
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • People-management skills with proven ability to lead and motivate others
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work independently or as part of a team

Location: Surf Life Saving NSW Headquarters – Belrose

Position: Full Time

Closing date for applications: 25 February 2021

How to apply
  • Explore our website
  • Send through a current copy of your resume and cover letter (no more than 3 pages)
  • Review the position description and include a written response to the selection criteria (no more than 3 pages)

Applications should be sent to Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews following the closing date.

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