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78/2015
Communicator
Southern Communication Centre

  • Four shifts on, four shifts off
  • Exciting, supportive team environment
  • Intensive training, NZQA qualifications

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) has three 111 Communications Centres based in Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. The primary role of the Centres is to act as the first point of contact for the public with the NZFS. We are seeking a Communicator to join our Christchurch Communication Centre.

 

Communicators operate in a 24/7 Emergency Service environment. Working in a small close-knit team, your primary responsibility will be to receive emergency 111 and administration calls and to dispatch appropriate Fire Service responses. You will have daily contact with a wide range of people including members of the public, firefighters, other emergency services and government agencies.

 

Full-time communicators work a structured roster cycle of four shifts on (two days, two nights), four shifts off.

 

We are looking for individuals with:

  • A strong customer focus and a ‘can-do’ approach.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to perform multiple tasks under pressure.
  • A high level of computer literacy with a preferred typing speed of at least 45wpm.
  • A good geographic knowledge of New Zealand.

How to Apply

Send to:


Karl Patterson
Operations Manager
Southern Communications Centre
Telephone: 03 341 0260
Email: Karl.Patterson@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close 9am pm Wednesday, 3 June 2015


77/2015
Regional Telecommunications & IT Specialist
12 month Fixed Term
Waikato / Bay of Plenty

 

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. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is to work with communities to protect what they value and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

About the role


An exciting opportunity to join our Information Communications and Technology Service (ICTS) team, based within a regional environment reporting nationally.

 

You will be responsibility for providing specialist Telecommunications and IT support. Facilitate efficient and effective ICTS solutions within the Fire Service standards.

 

To be successful your skills and experience will included:

  • Tertiary qualification or appropriate experience in Telecommunications, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Proven experience in Communications technologies
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Suite support and development
  • Desirable MSCE and/or ITIL qualification
  • Experience with Citrix support and administration in a complex environment
  • Understanding of the LAN/WAN environment and the systems connecting the LAN/WAN environment
  • Excellent planning, communication, negotiation and influencing skills

You can be based in the Waikato or Bay of Plenty area, location to be agreed with the successful candidate.

 

How to Apply

All applications must include your completed application form, CV and covering letter.


Send to: Renee Ohlson at renee.ohlson@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 9am, Monday 1 June 2015


76/2015
Regional Telecommunications & IT Specialist
12 month Fixed Term
Dunedin

 

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. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is to lead a integrated fire and emergency services for a s safer  New Zealand.

 

About the role


An exciting opportunity to join our Information Communications and Technology Service (ICTS) team, based within a regional environment reporting nationally.

 

You will be responsibility for providing specialist Telecommunications and IT support. Facilitate efficient and effective ICTS solutions within the Fire Service standards.

 

To be successful your skills and experience will included:

  • Tertiary qualification or appropriate experience in Telecommunications, Computer Science or Engineering
  • Proven experience in Communications technologies
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Suite support and development
  • Desirable MSCE and/or ITIL qualification
  • Experience with Citrix support and administration in a complex environment
  • Understanding of the LAN/WAN environment and the systems connecting the LAN/WAN environment
  • Excellent planning, communication, negotiation and influencing skills

How to Apply

All applications must include your completed application form, CV and covering letter.

Send to: renee.ohlson@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 9am, Monday 1 June 2015


74/2015
Candidate Care Coordinator
NHQ

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. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is to lead a integrated fire and emergency services for a s safer  New Zealand.

 

About the role


We have an exciting opportunity for a Candidate Care Coordinator to join our busy Recruitment team.  With strong customer focus and communication skills, you’ll support the smooth running of firefighter recruitment processes, liaising with candidates and internal stakeholders, and tracking progress from end to end.   

 

In this 12 month fixed term role, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and recording candidate feedback and recruitment process status updates for volunteer and career firefighter candidates, from initial application through to the onboarding stage
  • Liaising between candidates, their doctors, Police and internal specialists to ensure prompt turn around times for all medical and Police checks and taking appropriate actions as required to ensure these are finalised
  • Uploading all relevant recruitment forms into the Recruitment Management System and supporting monthly reporting

To be successful your skills and experience will include:

  • previous recruitment coordination or other relevant experience
  • strong communication skills
  • an inclusive and approachable working style

 

As an employer, NZFS is committed to providing an enjoyable and challenging work environment and a focus on ongoing personal development.

 

How to Apply

All applications must include your Application Pack, CV and covering letter.

 

Send completed application forms along with supporting documents to:


Kelly Foley
Human Resources Portfolio Coordinator
kelly.foley@fire.org.nz 

 

Applications close: Tuesday 26th May 2015

 

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