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    ; Full Time Fixed Term Contract until March 2012

    ; Based at CFA Headquarters in Burwood East

    ; $76,719 plus Superannuation

    CFA is one of the worlds largest and most highly regarded community based emergency service organisations. With its key focus on providing a diverse range of risk reduction and fire suppression services to minimise the impact of fires and other emergencies on the community, its success can be largely attributed to a vast and dedicated network of over 59,000 volunteers and approximately 1100 career personnel.

About the Role:

    This key role assumes the responsibility for the development and review of policy, procedures and orders for the effective operational management and performance of brigades, Districts, Regions and corporate CFA. It also deals with legislative matters relating to emergency management.

About You:

    You are an analytical thinker with a strong problem solving and decision making ability. You will have demonstrated experience in policy generation and the development of systems and processes. Furthermore, you will have well developed influencing and negotiation skills together with the ability to interpret legislative policy

Further Information

    For further information, please contact John Haynes, Deputy Chief Officer on 03 9262 8362.

    Please forward your application, addressing the Key Selection Criteria as outlined in the Position Description (scroll down to access), by mail to: HR Consultant, PO Box 701, Mt Waverley, 3149 or email to: by 9.00am Monday

    9th May 2011.


Position Title: Policy Research Analyst Incumbent: Vacant

Position Number: 300772 Location: CFA Headquarters

Department: Operations Subordinate

    Positions: N/A

    Reports To: Manager Policy & Planning

Primary Purpose of the Position:

    Develop policy, procedures and orders for the effective operational management and

    performance of brigades, regions and corporate CFA, including legislative matters relating to

    emergency management.

    Key Result Areas Key Performance Measures


    Provide regulatory advice & consult to CFA Legislation meets changing community

    field operatives on legislative matters needs. Survey areas and regions regarding

    relating to operations. effectiveness of operational policies &


    Identify and develop the proposals for

    legislative change in relation to operations. Reduction in requests for alterations from

     areas & regions & reduction in escalated

    Research and develop appropriate issues.

    operational policies, standards and

    procedures. Research and Develop of best practice in

     legislation & policy frameworks.




    Review and evaluate existing practice in

    existing legislative & policy frameworks Conduct reviews and provide reports to senior

    (by looking at other organisations, other management.

    policies, impact on regulations).


    Develop policy & procedures for the

    effective operation of brigades (includes After appropriate consultation with

the management of operational structures stakeholders, publish effective policy and

    and leadership arrangements). procedures

    Development of performance criteria.



Develop operation policies, orders and Policies developed and maintained. Periodic

    procedures for the effective management reporting and documentation reviewed. of brigade, regions and state, to provide

    structure and guidance in areas of

    preparedness, response, incident

    management and recovery.

    Provide effective co-ordination of policies, Survey feedback from key stakeholders. procedures and orders between corporate,

    region and brigades, and between CFA

    and other agencies.

     Standard Orders, Procedures and policies

    Maintenance and ongoing review of the meet the needs of effective brigade, region and

    Chief Officers Standing Orders. state operations.

    5. OPERATIONAL STANARDS: Periodic reporting and documentation Periodic review of operational

    management and leadership capability,

    across all levels of CFA, against

    determined criteria and performance

    levels. This is based on risk management

    and the development of operational

    structures, leadership criteria, and

    management arrangements (for brigades,

    regions and corporate) to ensure effective

    operational performance.

6. COMMAND AND CONTROL: Policy in place and operating effectively.

    Develop command and control policy, set Effective capacity within CFA to command performance standards, measures and and control incidents.

    review processes to enable effective command and control at brigade region and state level across all operational services delivered by CFA.

Key Selection Criteria:

Strong problem solving and analytical skills

    Experience in policy generation & r/ship of documentation understanding of process and

    administrative acumen.

    Experience in developing systems & processes.

    Strong decision making ability

    Excellent verbal and written communication and people skills. Computer literate in Windows environment.

    Effective influencing and negotiation skills

    Experience in legislative policy and development procedures.

Other Relevant Information:

    Tertiary qualification in commerce or business would be advantageous. The incumbent may be required to travel within Victoria or interstate. The incumbent may be required to work outside regular hours. Current Victorian Drivers licence is required

    Prepared By: Manager Operational Date: 26 August 2004

     Policy and Planning

    Managers Signature : Date:

    Employee’s Signature: Date:

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