POLICY RESEARCH ANALYST
; 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.
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
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: email@example.com by 9.00am Monday
9th May 2011.
COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Policy Research Analyst Incumbent: Vacant
Position Number: 300772 Location: CFA Headquarters
Department: Operations Subordinate
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
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.
2. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT OF
EFFECTIVE LEGISLATIVE &
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).
3. BRIGADE OPERATIONAL POLICY
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.
4. MANAGEMENT AND
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
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
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:
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