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To work for the New Zealand Fire Service you need to be a permanent resident of New Zealand or have a current work permit. Australian citizens can work freely in New Zealand. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.


61/2016
Fire Risk Management Officer
Region 5, Area 24 East Otago

  • An exciting role within the NZ Fire Service
  • Utilise your knowledge within a supportive team
  • Help make our communities safer

About the Company


The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 firefighters spread throughout the country.


Our vision is to be “leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand” and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

About the role


Our current Fire Risk Management Officer is returning to Operational duties and a vacancy has now arisen within East Otago to assist in the delivery of  superior fire risk management services to the area.   The aim of the role is to increase our effectiveness in reducing the incidence and consequences of fire by providing services such as education programmes, technical support and advice and conducting Fire Investigations.


Based in Dunedin  and reporting to the Area Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • identifying community fire risk and delivery of targeted reduction/ promotional programmes.
  • working with building owners and fire alarm companies to reduce false alarms.
  • qualifying as a specialist fire investigator and supporting the on-call fire investigation roster.
  • providing quality technical support and back-up to fire investigations
  • advising commercial building owners on fire risk management
  • conducting building inspections

Suitable candidates must have:

  • well-developed interpersonal, presentation, coordination and influencing skills
  • experience working with a variety of stakeholders to deliver on  the Fire Service strategic intent as well as local plans
  • experience in an educational or training environment would be an advantage
  • strong networking skills and relationship building skills

Preference will be given to candidates with operational fire service experience and qualifications in risk management or operational analysis.

 

If you’re a team player looking for an opportunity to apply your variety of skills in a critical operational environment, we can provide you with a unique development opportunity.


How to apply

For more information about this role, please contact Laurence.voight@fire.org.nz or email your completed pack including a current  CV  and cover letter to:  bronwyn.pocklington@fire.org.nz with 'Fire Risk Management Officer Application' in the subject line.

 

Applications close 8.00am Wednesday 11th May 2016


60/2016
Communications Coordinator
National Communications

Exciting role within the NZ Fire Service, opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team and make a real difference to the business!

  • Lots of variety
  • Unique industry
  • Room to grow

The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are almost 500 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career and 8,000+ volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the community  in times of emergency. Our vision is to lead integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand.


With this type of environment our internal and external communications are extremely important to us.  Our National Communications team are at the heart of this and are looking for a new Communications Coordinator to join them.


The Communications Coordinator role provides administrative, scheduling and coordination support to support our Communications team. 


On a day to day basis this can cover brand reputation, media, stakeholder and community engagement, internal communications and digital marketing. This is a varied role so in the morning you might be managing our design and print requirements and in the afternoon you could be organising an event or working on our social media channels.


You’ll need to have:

  • sound communications skills (both written and verbal),
  • at least a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop
  • Strong time and capacity management skills
  • Basic understanding of media monitoring and management
  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Post-Secondary education qualifications in Media, Communications, Marketing or similar

How to apply

Send your completed application form along with your CV and a covering letter setting out your relevant skills to:


Louise Robinson
louise.robinson@fire.org.nz

 

Applications to be received by 12 noon Monday 9 June 20146


58/2016
Plant And Equipment Coordinator -  Region 4
Location: Canterbury / Tasman - Marlborough / West Coast

Six month fixed term – Fulltime hours

 

An Exciting Opportunity with a Nationally Recognised Organisation

  • Enhance your coordination and logistical skills
  • Utilise your knowledge of NZFS operational principles and policies along with the functionality, testing and maintenance of NZFS operational equipment

About the Company


The New Zealand Fire Service is a technologically advanced, responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,780 career and 8,100 volunteer firefighters, and 550 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the community in times of emergency. Our vision is to lead integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand.

 

About the role


Located in Region 4 (Canterbury / Tasman - Marlborough / West Coast) and reporting to the Business Support Manager, we have a 6-month  fixed term vacancy for a person with operational experience who can provide high quality logistical support to the Region.   This position could be based anywhere in the top half of the South Island. Secondments will be considered.

The Plant and Equipment Logistics Coordinator supports NZFS operations by coordinating and undertaking logistics activities, receiving, storing, moving and shipping of NZFS plant and equipment to ensure operational readiness.

 

The team is looking for an applicant who is able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Sound knowledge of the functionality of NZFS operational equipment
  • Sound knowledge of testing and maintenance procedures for NZFS operational equipment
  • Competent in the MS suite of applications but training will be provided
  • Sound communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member

Ideally you have experience in inventory  control and auditing along with a flexible approach and the ability to work autonomously at times.

 

How to apply

For further information contact Kim Peterson on kim.peterson@fire.org.nz; telephone  03 372 3666 or simply apply by forwarding a letter of application and an updated CV to the email address above. 

 

Applications close: 8am Wednesday 4 May 2016


57/2016
Technical Writer
Communications, National Headquarters

An Exciting Opportunity with a Nationally Recognised Organisation

  • Lots of variety
  • Unique industry
  • Central Wellington location

The New Zealand Fire Service is a reputable well-known service sector organisation; passionate and dedicated to the wellbeing of New Zealanders and protection of their lives. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Technical Writer to join the Fire Service’s Content Team.

You will be translating the content needs of the business into a clear, consistent and recognisable voice via policies, manuals and user guides, operational procedures, forms and guidelines. This role leans heavily on complex technical information, therefore your experience of writing policies or as a specialist technical writer will add huge value to the role. You will be familiar with a wide range of relevant software and its applications and you will be expected to contribute to the design and format of new and reviewed documentation.

Your proven track record in process mapping, overseeing projects and showing an understanding of the project process will aid you in your strategic approach to problem solving and identifying requirements.

As an experienced technical or policy writer your focus will be on the interpretation of information and strong interviewing skills in order to successfully translate the technical into the accessible. The result will be meaningful information for a diverse range of audiences, in Plain English.

To be considered you will have a proven track record in this area, and be able to demonstrate it with examples of your work.

 

So if you’re looking for chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we’ll provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.

 

How to apply

For more information about this role please phone Bernard Duncan on (04) 474-4812 or email bernard.duncan@fire.org.nz

 

Send completed application form along with supporting documents to Bernard Duncan bernard.duncan@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 9am Thursday 28 April 2016


51/2016
Business Support (Region) - Region 5
Dunedin

  • Be part of the #1 ranked public sector organisation
  • Positive work environment with lots of variety
  • Part-time – Fixed term (12 months)

About the Company

 

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is committed to ‘leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand’. The NZFS is a large, internationally respected emergency services organisation, with approximately 10,000 volunteer and career firefighters working in 600+ stations across the country. The scope of the organisation’s activity continues to broaden. Responding to a wide range of emergencies, from extreme weather events through to road accident trauma, the critical focus remains on fire safety and prevention in New Zealand communities.

 

About the role

 

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced business support administrator with a well-developed customer service ethos to join our Regional team based in central Dunedin at the Headquarters in Castle Street. Hours of work are Monday to Friday. This is a part-time role and our preference is for someone who can work afternoons with availability up to 4.30pm. Work is Monday to Friday.


Reporting to the Business Support Manager, you primary purpose is to work alongside a Business Support team to provide general and financial administrative support to the Regional Leadership Team and the Fire Region in general. 


Skills and experience


We are looking for someone with effective communication and customer service skills along with a thorough knowledge of modern office administration procedures and systems.  Candidates will also need the following skills and attributes:-

  • high attention to detail
  • excellent organizational skills and able to work independently at times
  • able to learn quickly with a flexible “can do” attitude
  • minimum intermediate level computer literacy and experience with MS office suite

If you want to make a difference, are someone who is able to build collaborative working relationships with a wide range of people and a team player then apply now! 

 

How to apply

For more information about this role please contact Carolyn West on 03 467 7576 or send your completed application along with supporting documents and current  CV to carolyn.west@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 19 April 2016


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