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101 / 2015
Data Analyst
Data & Spatial Intelligence - ICTS
National Headquarters

 

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a progressive organisation which focuses on serving communities and running an effective business enabled by world class technologies.  In addition to fire response activities, NZFS’s strategic priority is to work in partnership with communities to make our communities safer.

 

The Information Communication & Technology Service (ICTS) group based at National Headquarters in Wellington is structured in 5 functional areas: ICT Strategy and Programme, Technology and Support Services, Data & Spatial Intelligence (DSI), Applications Support and National Telecommunications. 

 

The Data and Spatial Intelligence unit provides enterprise data management, enterprise system administration and national intelligence services to the NZFS, and the Data Analyst is a key member of this team. This specialist position provides enterprise data analytics and support services to the NZFS Operations and Communications Centres, to deliver quality and timely deployment and standard operating procedure data to the New Zealand Fire Service Communication Centres, and to assist with the strategic development and delivery of enterprise data architecture, data analytics and technology solutions to support business requirements.

You will also be responsible for data change management, quality assurance, testing and help desk services to the NZFS regions and areas, while also providing support for the wider Data and Spatial Intelligence (DSI) services unit.

 

To be successful in this role you will need a high level of experience in data warehouse constructs, enterprise data management and enterprise data architecture, plus a relevant tertiary qualification in Information Technology, Information Systems or related technical field.  You will also be a skilled communicator, with experience of collaborating effectively with a range of colleagues and stakeholders in order to achieve quality outcomes.

 

If you are a progressive, positive person who has the appropriate skill-set for the role, and who values being part of an organisation with a clear direction and investment in its staff, we look forward to hearing from you.

 

How to Apply

Send your completed application to:


Renee Paul – Business Support
Email:  renee.paul@fire.org.nz.

 

Applications close: 5.00pm on Friday 10 July 2015

 


97 / 2015
Principal Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing
National Headquarters, Wellington

 

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 emergency services organisation with approximately 1,700 career firefighters, 8,300 urban volunteers, 3,500 rural volunteers and 500 support staff, working across 5 regions in more than 450 stations and supporting locations throughout the country. The NZFS responds to an increasingly wide range of emergency situations and is very focused on safety and prevention within our communities, and across our workforce.

 

The role of Principal Advisor Safety, Health and Wellbeing is the most senior of the seven positions within the team, and one of two Wellington-based roles. The Principal Advisor reports to the National Safety, Health and Wellbeing Manager. The team sits within the wider People and Capability team. This role offers an opportunity to work within a highly trusted organisation committed to serving New Zealand communities.

 

While the role extends across the three aspects of safety, health and wellbeing, your particular knowledge and experience will be in the area of technical safety management. Your relevant tertiary qualification and significant experience will enable you to provide expert safety advice to NZFS managers and other NZFS teams. You need to have superior knowledge of health and safety legislation and regulations. The ability to lead complex projects and to keep up to date with emergent thinking and practice in safety, health and wellbeing is essential. Your technical expertise will also be utilised in engagement with external stakeholders, including the four union groups that are integral to our functioning.

 

Your safety management skills need to be matched with a comparable ability to communicate these effectively at all levels within a large organisation. Excellent verbal and written skills are essential.

 

We are looking for someone with a proven ability to build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and interest groups. You will be diplomatic and personable in managing these various relationships. Through your personal practices you will demonstrate the importance of safety leadership and reflect the NZFS’s strong commitment to making safety real across the entire organisation.

 

How to Apply

Send your completed application to:


Imogen Barwick
People & Capability
imogen.barwick@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 5.00pm on Wednesday 1 July 2015


92/2015
Business Analyst - Christchurch

  • Be part of one of the most trusted organisations in the country
  • Utilise your analytical and communication skills

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. Region 4 Headquarters is in Christchurch proving support to all of the brigades in the top half of the South Island.

 

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


This role has become available due to an external secondment. The position sits within the Region Planning and Performance team and provides analysis of regional performance against national goals.

 

Based in Christchurch and reporting to the Regional Planning & Performance Manager, you will be responsible for supporting Region 4 with:

  • analysis and reporting on region performance
  • assistance with the preparation of business plans
  • the identification of 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 and a high level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel.  If you’re a team player looking for an opportunity to apply your data analysis and problem solving skills in a critical operational environment, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to use your technical skills as a member of a supportive team.

 

How to Apply:

For more information about this role, please contact Jeremy Wheeler on 03 372 8630 or send your completed pack including your CV and cover letter via email to email:  antoinette.hoorens@fire.org.nz with 'Business Analyst Application' in the subject line.

 

Applications close: Monday 29th June 2015 at 8.00am.


91/2015
Planning and Performance Manager
Christchurch

  • Executive Management role
  • Change management role to improve actual performance and deliver impeccable and relevant planning
  • Serve your community and make a difference

About the organisation


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.  NZFS is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions. This role is based in the Christchurch Metro Headquarters for Region 4 which spans the top half of the South Island.

 

About the role


The role of Planning and Performance Manager, reports to the Fire Region Manager and works as part of the Regional Management Team alongside operational and non operational colleagues. Its purpose is to drive strategic business planning across the Region to ensure an integrated planning approach is achieved over all business functions with a link to community planning.  You will also be responsible for the provision of performance management information and business metrics analysis to enable all ranks to understand their performance relative to risk based targets and to provide the necessary accountability for management to -effectively and efficiently deliver service excellence to the community.

This role is also responsible for:

  • The provision of considered and strategic advice to the Fire Region Manager on performance variances that contribute to elevated risk
  • Developing, monitoring and interpreting performance against measured criteria to ensure risk based targets are achieved.
  • Contributing to national planning and performance policy and frameworks.
  • Driving change initiatives to improve performance across the region
  • Facilitating all business planning processes at a Region level and overseeing the alignment and quality of area and station plans.

To be successful you must have experience at a senior management level with demonstrable skill in driving performance improvement and delivering impact through superior planning processes.  As a strategic thinker, you will be adept at interpreting and analyzing complex numerical data and translating ‘big picture’ into the tasks to make it happen.   We also need someone with proven communication skills, and the ability to collaborate and build strong working partnerships with internal/external stakeholders.    You will be a self starter who thrives on taking initiative; has a high level of integrity and who can work autonomously.   The ability to work collegially and credibly influence a team of strong personalities is essential.

 

We can offer a fantastic opportunity for someone with senior level experience, either commercial or in public service, who has achieved career heights and who is also looking for a role that provides intellectual challenge and the chance to make a difference within the regions community.

 

How to Apply:

For more information about this role, please contact Jeremy Wheeler on 03 372 8630 or send your completed pack including your CV and cover letter via email to email:  antoinette.hoorens@fire.org.nz with 'Planning and Performance Manager Application' in the subject line.

 

Applications close: Monday 29th June 2015 at 8.00am.


90/2015
Property Manager, Property
NHQ
Wellington or Christchurch

Exciting role with the NZ Fire Service: client facing design and construction project management of Christchurch rebuild projects.

  • Permanent Position, Wellington based but Christchurch based will be considered
  • Join one of the most respected organisations in the country
  • Utilise your extensive property, design, construction and consultation knowledge

The New Zealand Fire Service is responsive fire service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with around 1,700 career, more than 8,000 volunteer firefighters, and over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and protecting the communities they live in from the dangers of fire. We work with communities to protect what they value; our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

Working closely with the National Property Manager (Wellington) and the Manager Strategic Redevelopment (Christchurch), the Property Manager will provide technical advice and project management services across refurbishment, new build and redevelopment projects. You will have opportunity to utilise your significant experience in the property and construction industry.

If Wellington based, travel to Christchurch will be required on a regular basis to assist in the delivery of the Christchurch rebuild programme. Main initial focus of the role will be client sided design and construction project management of Christchurch redevelopment and new build projects working with the Christchurch based property team, external consultants, stakeholders and contractors.

 

Alongside professional consultants and key stakeholders, you will manage projects start to finish, from preliminary design, to construction, through to handover.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A relevant project management, architectural, engineering or property qualification
  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects of varying value and complexity
  • Thorough understanding of building and property legislation, regulations and codes, including Treaty of Waitangi obligations
  • Understanding of contract tendering processes
  • Well developed stakeholder relationship management skills
  • Superb planning and organising skills
  • Strong ability to lead, motivate and influence for change
  • Excellent communication skills

We will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your programme management experience in a key emergency service environment, where your relationship management and technical skills will be highly valued.

 

How to Apply

Please send your completed application to Rere Hammond at rere.hammond@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: Friday, 3 July 2015 at 9am


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