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86 / 2014
Levy Review Analyst
Revenue & Assurance, Finance
National Headquarters

Do you enjoy analysing lots of information and love to ask why? Do you enjoy repetitive but necessary tasks to achieve a common goal?  Do you have an inquisitive mind, but can quickly come to decisions?

 

If you have answered yes to all of the above, then we need to hear from you! The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) currently has a fantastic opportunity for a Levy Review Analyst to join our team in Revenue and Assurance at National Headquarters.
The NZFS receives around 95% of its operational funding from levies on contracts of fire insurance. Our Levy Review Analyst ensures that the right amount of levy is paid by organisations responsible for payment of levy.

 

The Levy Review Analyst is primarily responsible for critically analysing and comparing data in the system to understand trends and patterns to understand any erosion in the levy base and take action to ensure a satisfactory resolution.

Skills / Personal attributes for success in the role:

  • Previous experience on involvement in the insurance industry is desirable
  • Proven ability to critically analyse an extensive amount of data & follow processes to manage each piece of information correctly
  • Possess an inquisitive and focussed mind
  • Experience in general accounting is desirable
  • Experience in the Microsoft Office Suite, Particularly Outlook 2010 and Access.
  • Proven ability to maintain excellent internal and external relationships
  • Strong oral & written communication skills

 

How to apply

Please send completed applications to:

Renee Ohlson: Renee.Ohlson@fire.org.nz

Applications close:  5.00pm, Tuesday 12 August 2014

 


83 / 2014
Business Analyst - 12 month fixed term                     
National Headquarters, Wellington

Are you a Business Analyst with the skills to help the New Zealand Fire Service?

 

The Strategy & Performance team needs additional support for twelve months while we continue our development of a leading planning and reporting system. 

 

We have already designed a suite of automated performance reports and have begun to provide regular performance analysis to the business.  Your job will be to help us build on this foundation and continue to improve it.  This may involve developing new performance measures as required.  It will certainly involve delivering timely, meaningful analysis to support managers to make decisions based on the information they receive.

 

For success in the role, you will have

  • technical competency around business reporting, ideally using the Cognos reporting suite 
  • the skills to analyse business performance issues and support managers to find effective solutions to them
  • skills in business process mapping and documentation so that any new processes that you develop are robust and repeatable

 

You will be working in a supportive small team environment where your skills will be highly valued.


How to apply

Send your completed application to:

Louise Robinson
Business Support
loiuse.robinson@fire.org.nz

 

Application close:  5.00pm, Friday 1 August 2014

 


82 / 2014
Business Support - Fixed Term
Nelson

This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and experienced administrator to join the NZ Fire Service in our Tasman-Marlborough Area whilst the current Administrator is on Parental Leave through to March 2015. Demonstrate your capabilities whilst working alongside a professional and experienced team dedicated to providing support to the volunteer fire brigades in supporting their communities.

 

You will be the first point of contact for people interacting with the Area Team. You will also be responsible for implementing and supporting National Headquarters  processes at the local level. 

 

 Your primary responsibilities will therefore include:

  • Providing general administrative and clerical support which includes but is not limited to reception, word processing, filing and spreadsheet work
  • Processing of all accounts receivable/payable invoices, purchase orders, and cost centre journals
  • Managing the petty cash and banking processes together with  reconciliations.
  • Coordinating information for CAPEX and OPEX budgets
  • Maintaining stationery and office supplies
  • Coordinating, managing and scheduling meetings, appointments, functions and  conferences including minute taking and catering requirements.

 

Experience and thorough knowledge of modern office practices is essential along with  computer literacy in MS Office suite, sound communication skills, both oral and written and a  motivated, flexible and conscientious attitude. The ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member is also essential.

 

How to apply

Please send your completed application to:

Tracy Williams
Business Support  Area 17   
Email: Tracy.williams@fire.org.nz

Closing date: Midnight, Friday 1 August 2014

 


81 / 2014
Business Analyst
Region 3 Headquarters, Wellington

This role sits within the regional Performance and Planning team and focuses on ensuring regional and area compliance with internal policy and procedures, ensuring national consistency and recommending national improvements where possible.

 

Based at Region 3 Headquarters, Wellington reporting to the Planning & Performance Manager, you will be responsible for supporting Region 3 with:

  • analysing and reporting on region performance
  • assisting with the preparation of business plans
  • identifying potential areas for performance improvement

 

Suitable candidates must have:

  • a proven ability to coordinate, analyse and summarise data from multiple sources
  • a strong attention to detail and well-developed analytical skills
  • solid experience at an intermediate level with reporting tools such as Cognos
  • excellent skills in designing and running of reports
  • a good understanding of business planning processes

 

Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience using IBM Cognos. 

 

So, if you’re a team player and looking for an opportunity to apply your data analysis and problem solving skills in a critical operational environment, then we will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your technical skills within a supportive team.

 

For more information about this role, please contact Lliam Munro on 04 439 7894.

 

How to apply:

 

Send your completed application pack including your CV and cover letter via email to:

Katie Horn -  katie.horn@fire.org.nz  with 'Business Analyst Application' in the subject line.

 

Applications close: 5.00pm on Wednesday 30 July 2014

 


79 / 2014
Fire Region Manager
Region 3

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is one of the most respected organisations in the country, and our career and volunteer fire-fighters consistently top the list of the most trusted professions.  We have a long history of working with communities to protect what they value. 

 

Region 3 services the lower part of the North Island and the Fire Region Manager position will have overall responsibility for the leadership and management of this Region.  This is a significant service leadership role responsible for ensuring at a regional level that NZFS has the capability and capacity to deliver a best practice risk reduction and emergency response service.

 

The Fire Region Manager will lead the region to achieve the Fire Service's Vision 2020 and will make a strong contribution to the National Operational and Organisational Leadership Team.

 

How to apply

Please send your application form, self assessment and CV to:

Mischa Douglas, National Recruitment Manager.  
E: mischa.douglas@fire.org.nz     P: +64 4 496 3607

 

Application close:  Midnight Sunday 3 August 2014

 


78 / 2014
Fire Region Manager
Region 1

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is one of the most respected organisations in the country, and our career and volunteer fire-fighters consistently top the list of the most trusted professions.  We have a long history of working with communities to protect what they value. 

 

Region 1 services the top of the North Island and the Fire Region Manager position will have overall responsibility for the leadership and management of this Region.  This is a significant service leadership role responsible for ensuring at a regional level that NZFS has the capability and capacity to deliver a best practice risk reduction and emergency response service.

 

The Fire Region Manager will lead the region to achieve the Fire Service's Vision 2020 and will make a strong contribution to the National Operational and Organisational Leadership Team.

 

How to apply

Please send your application form, self assessment and CV to:

Mischa Douglas, National Recruitment Manager
E: mischa.douglas@fire.org.nz     P: +64 4 496 3607

 

Application close:  Midnight Sunday 3 August 2014

 


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