Senior Planner (516225)

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Nov 21, 2023
Technology Full-time

Job Description:

The role:

The Senior Planner works as part of the Emergency Preparedness and Response Unit (EPRU) statewide team to plan and coordinate emergency management systems and processes within an emergency risk management framework, consistent with legislative, regulatory and accreditation requirements, as well as Departmental, local, regional, and state emergency management strategic policies and plans.

The Senior Planner provides sound advice to the Director Emergency Preparedness and Response, internal and external stakeholders on emergency management matters.

Under the leadership of the Director - Emergency Preparedness and Response:

  1. Within a service area of responsibility, write, review, and validate service escalation and surge demand plans to contribute to the development of an agency-wide emergency management capability and incident management framework for the Department.
  2. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the service area’s escalation and surge demand planning, emergency notification procedures, and emergency risk management process is efficient, effective, and compliant with the Department’s risk management framework.
  3. Establish, maintain, and promote cooperative and collaborative partnerships with intra-agency, regional, local, non-government, and community stakeholders in relation to emergency management.
  4. Participate in committees and sub-committees at state, regional and local levels with a focus on risk identification and mitigation strategies for all hazards, and integrated planning and response for emergency management, including capability, resilience building and improved interoperability.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Details of Appointment

Fixed term full time, day worker (with on-call) position working 76 hours per fortnight, commencing as soon as possible for a period of 12 months.

*notwithstanding hours to be negotiated with the successful applicant

Salary: $101,705 - $115,272 per annum + 11% superannuation

Location: Burnie


Successful applicants will be required to meet the essential criteria:

  1. Current Driver’s Licence

Applicants should note the following criteria are desirable:

  1. Relevant qualification from a recognised tertiary institution or equivalent experience
  2. Negative Vetting 1 level security clearance

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

  1. Conviction checks in the following areas:
  1. Identification check
  2. Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

We encourage you to review the Applicant Guide, Statement of Duties, prior to applying for an overview of the duties, program, selection process and selection criteria.

Statement of Duties

Applicant Guide

How to Apply

Apply Online. Please click the "Apply" button on this screen. This ensures important questions about you are answered.

You will be prompted to complete a 1-2 page application detailing your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the attached Statement of Duties.

Please note:

For more information (Contact Officer)

Duncan Jones

Position: Director - Emergency Preparedness and Response
Phone: 0409 551 548

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