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40/2015
Administrative Business Support (Region)
Region 3 Headquarters
Wellington

 

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


Applications are sought from suitably qualified candidates to provide business support to the Region Office. This is a fulltime (40 hours per week), permanent role and will be based at Region 3 Headquarters, located at Wellington City Fire Station, Oriental Parade, Wellington.

The successful candidate will be part of a team working to introduce new and improved business processes within the organisation.

 

The main purpose of the role is to provide general and financial administrative support to the Region, with responsibility for implementing and maintaining national administration processes and systems.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience and thorough knowledge of modern office administration procedures and systems
  • Experience and knowledge of accounts receivable and payable and budget processes
  • Sound communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Full competency in the MS Office suite of applications
  • A motivated, flexible and proactive attitude
  • The ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member

    If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you!

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 and be sent to:-

Angela Fisher  
Business Support Manager  
Region 3 - angela.fisher@fire.org.nz


For further information on this role telephone 04 4397884


Applications close 9.00am Monday 13 April 2015 

 


34/2015
Planning and Intelligence Officer
Christchurch (Region 4)

 

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


This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and experienced data analyst to join our Planning and Performance team and demonstrate your skills and experience whilst working alongside a professional and experienced team dedicated to providing quality information to support the region’s fire brigades to support their communities.

 

The Planning and Intelligence Officer’s key function is to co-ordinate and maintain the regions response data consisting of beat lists, pre-determined responses (PDA’s), paging call signs Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and zone data, ensuring adherence to national data standards and consistency of resourcing/response in line with national policy.


The Planning and Performance Team provides assistance and expert advice at a regional level, to help them achieve efficiency in service delivery.  The unit helps drive improvement through effective business planning and performance monitoring at region, area, and brigade levels.

 

You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating data change processes for the region:
    • Reviewing fire district boundaries and zone boundaries
    • Appliance response lists
    • Pre determined attendance
  • Maintaining the regions response data, ensuring adherence to national data standards and consistency of resourcing/response in line with national policy
  • Liaising with Communications Centres and Area Managers to review response data
  • Working with the Planning and Performance Team to develop operational procedures that align and support national procedures 
  • Undertaking other duties consistent with the position as may be directed from time to time by the Planning and Performance Manager

To successfully fill the role you will ideally:

  • Be competent using Information Technology including: MS Office suite of applications
  • Have the ability to identify and utilise data sets and information resources relevant to Fire Service business
  • Experience working with information systems particularly experience in working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Have relevant operational experience with the New Zealand Fire Service

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 to: antoinette.hoorens@fire.org.nz

 

Take the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and experience and assist your development in the New Zealand Fire Service.


Applications close: Sunday, 12 April 2015

 


30/2015
Senior Fire Engineer
Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a technologically advanced, responsive emergency service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with more than 9,000 career and volunteer firefighters, plus over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and to working with communities to protect what they value.  Our vision is to lead integrated fire and emergency service for a safer New Zealand.


The NZFS Fire Engineering Unit wish to appoint an experienced Fire Engineer to join the team of eleven Fire Engineers located in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. While the preferred location is at National Headquarters in Wellington, the position can be filled at either of the other two locations.

The Fire Engineering Unit is involved in a variety of work streams:

  • Liaison with design team to provide input into the Fire Engineering Brief for all verification method and performance based building designs
  • The review of building consent documentation to asses ‘means of escape’ and ‘facilities for fire fighters’
  • Undertaking post-incident analysis following fires of significance
  • Undertaking research and development projects to influence and inform NZFS policy
  • Stakeholder liaison including National Standards committees, government departments and industry groups
  • Providing support and technical training for NZFS staff.

The successful applicant will hold a tertiary qualification in fire engineering and will have previous experience as a practicing Fire Engineer. The NZFS have a training scheme geared at ensuring our engineers gain chartered status at the earliest opportunity.  As such, applicants should be actively working towards that goal.

 

To Apply

For further technical information on this position please contact: Simon Davis, Fire Engineering Manager on +64 (0) 9 354 5104, or email: Simon.Davis@fire.org.nz 

 

Please send your application form, CV and cover letter to:
Emma McKenzie, Fire engineering Coordinator, Fire Engineering Unit
Email: emma.mckenzie@fire.org.nz    Tel: +64 (0)9 354 5105

 

Applications close: 9.00am, Monday, 30 March 2015

 


29/2015
Fire Engineer (12 month parental leave cover)
Auckland

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a technologically advanced, responsive emergency service that has around 62,000 callouts per year. There are over 400 stations throughout New Zealand with more than 9,000 career and volunteer firefighters, plus over 500 support staff, who dedicate themselves to preventing fires and to working with communities to protect what they value.  Our vision is to lead integrated fire and emergency service for a safer New Zealand.

The NZFS Fire Engineering Unit wishes to appoint an experienced Fire Engineer to cover twelve months parental leave.

The Fire Engineering Unit is involved in a variety of work streams:

  • Liaison with design team to provide input into the Fire Engineering Brief for all verification method and performance based building designs
  • The review of building consent documentation to asses ‘means of escape’ and ‘facilities for fire fighters’
  • Undertaking post-incident analysis following fires of significance
  • Undertaking research and development projects to influence and inform NZFS policy
  • Stakeholder liaison including National Standards committees, government departments and industry groups
  • Providing support and technical training for NZFS staff.

The successful applicant will hold a tertiary qualification in fire engineering and will have previous experience as a practicing Fire Engineer. The NZFS have a training scheme geared at ensuring our engineers gain chartered status at the earliest opportunity.  As such, applicants should be actively working towards that goal.

 

To apply

For further technical information on this position please contact: Simon Davis, Fire Engineering Manager on +64 (0) 9 354 5104, or email: Simon.Davis@fire.org.nz 

 

Please send your application form, CV and cover letter to:
Emma McKenzie, Fire engineering Coordinator, Fire Engineering Unit
Email: emma.mckenzie@fire.org.nz    Tel: +64 (0)9 354 5105

 

Applications close: 9.00am, Monday, 30 March 2015

 


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