General Hand

  • Company:
    NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 days ago
  • Category:
  • RFS Level 1/2
  • Ongoing full time role
  • 35 hour work week
  • Location: Katoomba
  • About the NSW Rural Fire Service The is the lead combat agency for bush fires in NSW. Working closely with other agencies we respond to a range of emergencies including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents and storms that occur within rural fire districts.

    Our vision and mission is to provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service. To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.

    Our below and provides further insight into the NSW Rural Fire Service.

    About the role

    The Blue Mountains is a unique world heritage area and also one of the most bush fire prone areas in the World. The Blue Mountains District assists volunteers and brigades to prepare for and respond to operational incidents.

    The General Hand role provides support services in both an administrative and operational capacity. The role reports to the District Manager and is fundamental in providing support services across the broader team. The role encompasses core administrative support functions with tasks including, preparing routine advice, responding to a range of enquiries, maintenance of spreadsheets, extracting information from systems and records management. The role also provides operational support including, maintaining and updating incident information in operational systems and participating in activities to protect the community from fire and similar incidents within scope of qualifications held.

    Balancing multiple tasks with competing priorities and requests for information are key challenges for this role.

    The successful candidate will join a dedicated, energetic team who are committed to continuous improvement and driving a high performance and inclusive culture for the NSW Rural Fire Service, its members and the communities of NSW.

    You must meet the following essential requirements:

    -A current driver’s licence and the ability to travel.

    -Ability to actively participate in managing workplace health and safety, and understanding of safe operation of plant and equipment and working at heights.

    -No physical condition preventing normal field activities of the job (i.e. non-arduous).

    -Current NSW RFS Bush Firefighter (BF) certification or its equivalent (PUAFIR215 Prevent Injury; PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire; PUAOPE013A Operate communications systems and equipment; PUATEA001B Work in a team; PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment), or willingness to obtain.

    -Expertise in Bush Firefighting and implementing bush fire hazard mitigation measures or willingness to obtain.

    -A current Forklift Licence or willingness to obtain.

    -A current First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain.

    -May be required to participate on an after hours and/or on call roster.

    -During periods of heightened operational activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management activities consistent with their skills and background.

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    We are looking for a candidate who can: 

    – Show initiative, multi-task and prioritise workloads

    – Work collaboratively

    – Achieve results

    – Communicate effectively

    – Provide a high level of customer service

    – Apply their knowledge of computers, spreadsheets, and corporate systems.

    We offer:

    – Flexible work practices

    – Attractive salary and superannuation

    – Attractive leave entitlements

    – Working for a highly regarded emergency service, where supporting the local community is at the forefront of our business strategy

    – Opportunities for learning and development