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131/2014
Region Property Coordinator
Auckland

  • Lots of variety
  • Unique industry
  • Use your extensive knowledge

 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 more than 9,000 career and 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 aim to work with communities to protect what they value, to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Region Property Coordinator to join our busy team. Reporting to the National Property Manager, you will be responsible for the management of the maintenance of our leased and owned properties within the Region.  You will also be responsible for liaising with external providers to ensure the effective scheduling and oversight of programmed and emergency maintenance.
The ideal candidate will have:

  • An extensive background in the construction industry
  • A well-developed knowledge of building materials and legislation
  • Ability to work autonomously to meet the needs of your clients
  • Ability to maintain consistent standards with a nationally dispersed team.

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

 

How to Apply

Send your completed application to:
Andrea Fisher
Business Support, NHQ
New Zealand Fire Service

Email: andrea.fisher@fire.org.nz

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Applications close 5.00pm on Monday 8 December 2014.

 


130/2014
Spatial Intelligence Analyst - ICTS
National Headquarters, Wellington

 

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), Business Solutions 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 Spatial Intelligence Analyst is a key member of this team. This specialist position provides effective spatial intelligence services to support and add value to the New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) operations and the wider emergency services sector, and has responsibility for maintaining spatial data supplies and deliveries to and from NZFS spatial repository, as well as providing analysis and modelling services to customers of the Data and Spatial Intelligence (DSI) services unit.

 

You will also be responsible for maintaining core NZFS spatial datasets to meet DSI service delivery standards and KPIs; Technical support, testing and quality assurance of the NRFA Fire Weather System (FWSYS); and technical support, testing and quality assurance of NZFS spatial data provision to the NZ Police/NZFS I/CAD system, along with the NZFS SMART Applications.

 

To be successful in this role you will need demonstrated technical expertise in working with Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to analyse and present spatial relationships between data from various sources; technical knowledge of ESRI, MapInfo and Intergraph environments; technical knowledge in relational databases and current developments particularly SQL Server and/or Oracle; and technical knowledge of the use and application of web technologies to produce web based applications; 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 12 December 2014.


124 /2014
Data Analyst
Data & Spatial Intelligence - ICTS
National Headquarters, Wellington

 

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 5 December 2014.


121/2014
Fire Risk Management Officer
Region 5
Dunedin or Invercargill Base

 

A position for a permanent Fire Risk Management Officer, Region 5 has become available.  This role can be based either out of Invercargill or Dunedin but covers both Areas 24 (East Otago) and 25 (Southland) on a 50/50 split basis.  The role reports to the Area Manager in each area.

 

Duties involve:

  • Co-ordinating the delivery of fire risk management programmes, such as our Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme (FAIP), Home Safety Checks and Firewise.
  • Identifying community fire risks and delivering targeted promotional programmes
  • Working with building owners and fire alarm companies to reduce false alarms
  • Qualifying as a specialist fire investigator and taking your place on the on-call fire investigator 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, co-ordination and influencing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of fire science ideally coupled with fire investigation, research and analysis
  • Excellence in communication and in managing the expectations of both Area Managers and both sets of community leaders
  • Clean Drivers licence
  • High standard of computer literacy

Preference will be given to those candidates who have:

  • A qualification in risk management
  • A sound understanding of the NZFS, SMS Reporting System and be able to work with statistical information and other data
  • Sound report writing skills
  • Fire Service operational experience.

If you are a team player looking for an opportunity to apply your skills in a critical operational environment, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to widen the scope of your career experiences within the  Fire Service.

 

How to Apply

 

To view the position description click on the following link:

Please send your completed application to:

Glyn Singh
Human Resources Consultant
P O Box 341
Dunedin 9054

 

or via email on glyn.singh@fire.org.nz

 

Telephone: 03 467 7573

 

Applications close: 5pm, Monday, 28 November 2014


117/2014
Manager, Service Resilience & Development
People & Capability
National Headquarters

 

Organisational resilience is the next phase of OD, with resilience being the ability to bounce back from adversity. Leading a team of approximately 15 specialists, this new role leads the development of future fire and emergency management leaders and organisational capability.
You will help to design, deliver and implement a variety of programmes focused on leadership and organisational development. You will also be called upon to shape talent management strategies that form the basis the future talent pipeline for NZFS.


With a proven background in organisational development, you will have a dynamic, inclusive leadership style, with the ability to galvanise colleagues to look ahead and take advantage of future trends and opportunities. You will lead the work to define the next 10-year People Strategy for the NZFS.


You will enjoy the opportunity to influence organisational thinking and behaviour, and be able to engage effectively with the senior leadership team and unions as a trusted advisor on organisational development initiatives. At the same time as working strategically, you will also enjoy the opportunity to roll your sleeves up and get engaged with aspects of delivery. You will need superb communication skills, with the passion, energy and skill to balance big picture organisational thinking with the detail of delivery.


The successful candidate will be a generalist with experience across a range of relevant people-related disciplines, and be able to demonstrate an operating style that is collaborative and inclusive, along with an uncompromising drive for results. The role requires strategic, operational and people leadership, strong relationship skills, with the ability to communicate and influence at multiple levels.

 

How to Apply


For an application pack and position description please go to: Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search by 5pm on Monday, 10 November 2014. Contact them via email at search@ichor.co.nz or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.

 

Please send your completed application to:
Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search

 

Applications close: 5pm, Monday, 10 November 2014

 


116/2014
Manager, People Safety & Support
People & Capability
National Headquarters

 

This new role leads the strategic development of policies, new initiatives, systems deployment and customer-focused service delivery across the core functional areas of Payroll, Remuneration, Safety & Wellbeing and Injury Management & Rehabilitation.


Leading a team of over 20, this role requires ‘strategic dexterity’ within a large scale, nationally-dispersed, operational context. You will need a deep understanding and practical experience of harnessing drivers of behavioural change in a delivery-oriented organisation, to ensure our policies and systems make a difference to our frontline staff.


You will work collegially with your peers to lead the implementation of the NZFS People Strategy with a specific emphasis on safety, wellbeing, remuneration and injury management. Thse areas provide critical, day-to-day support to NZFS staff.
You will be able to point to practical experience and understanding of the health, safety and wellbeing space and recognise that you will be expected to both lead this area and ‘live it’ in how you work and engage with others.


The successful candidate will be a generalist with experience across a range of relevant people-related disciplines, and be able to demonstrate an operating style that is collaborative and inclusive, along with an uncompromising drive for results. The role requires strategic, operational and people leadership, strong relationship skills, with the ability to communicate and influence at multiple levels.

 

How to Apply


For an application pack and position description please go to: Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search by 5pm on Monday, 10 November 2014. Contact them via email at search@ichor.co.nz or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.

 

Please send your completed application to:
Guy Brew or Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search

 

Applications close: 5pm, Monday, 10 November 2014

 


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