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Building Approval Officer (Fbao) Frs - Far Northern Region

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - Cairns City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full Job Description
Purpose of the role

  • Co-ordination and implementation of the building approval processes in compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide public education and fire prevention advice in regions.
  • Inspect building special fire services and alternative solutions to ensure compliance with relevant requirements.
  • Provide professional Community Safety advice and assistance in relation to building development.
Key requirements

Mandatory requirements
Applicants wishing to be permanently appointed to a position at the rank of Station Officer must provide evidence of or successfully complete the following and must provide satisfactory evidence in the written application. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence in the written application may exclude the applicant from progressing in the selection process:

  • Eligible to apply for, or hold a current Blue Card;
  • Manual Medium Rigid (MRV) driver's licence as recognised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads;
  • Possess Building Fire Safety Level 3 qualifications or current equivalent;
  • Hold the current position of Senior Firefighter with Station Officer qualifications or hold a Station Officer position; or be eligible for appointment as a Station Officer i.e. Leading Firefighter.
QFES Applicants
  • Have successfully completed the current QFES Station Officer training program as defined by the Commissioner, QFES or previous Station Officer Qualifications in accordance with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Employees Award - State 2016.
External Applicants
In accordance with Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.27 Employment of Station Officers from External Fire Agencies, an external applicant must provide evidence of the following with their written application:

  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency; and
  • Current Apply First Aid Certificate; and
  • Current Apply A
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Flexible-full-time
Location: Cairns region
Contact Name: Talent Acquisition

Contact Number:
Closing Date: 07-MAY-21
About us

As an emergency service agency, QFES is responsible for ensuring the safety of people and property across Queensland through the provision of effective prevention, preparation, response and recovery activities across a range of emergency situations.

Comprising the Fire and Rescue Service, the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service, QFES also supports other volunteer groups providing emergency response to Queenslanders.

QFES is one department with many services, many capabilities and many partners.

Purpose of the role

  • Co-ordination and implementation of the building approval processes in compliance with legislative requirements.
  • Provide public education and fire prevention advice in regions.
  • Inspect building special fire services and alternative solutions to ensure compliance with relevant requirements.
  • Provide professional Community Safety advice and assistance in relation to building development.
Key requirements

Mandatory requirements
Applicants wishing to be permanently appointed to a position at the rank of Station Officer must provide evidence of or successfully complete the following and must provide satisfactory evidence in the written application. Failure to provide satisfactory evidence in the written application may exclude the applicant from progressing in the selection process:

  • Eligible to apply for, or hold a current Blue Card;
  • Manual Medium Rigid (MRV) driver's licence as recognised by the Department of Transport and Main Roads;
  • Possess Building Fire Safety Level 3 qualifications or current equivalent;
  • Hold the current position of Senior Firefighter with Station Officer qualifications or hold a Station Officer position; or be eligible for appointment as a Station Officer i.e. Leading Firefighter.
QFES Applicants
  • Have successfully completed the current QFES Station Officer training program as defined by the Commissioner, QFES or previous Station Officer Qualifications in accordance with the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service Employees Award - State 2016.
External Applicants
In accordance with Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.27 Employment of Station Officers from External Fire Agencies, an external applicant must provide evidence of the following with their written application:

  • Australian citizenship or permanent residency; and
  • Current Apply First Aid Certificate; and
  • Current Apply Advanced Resuscitation Certificate; and
  • Evidence of current employment as per Schedule A or Deputy Commissioner authorisation for consideration.
  • Consideration of external applications will be at the discretion of the Commissioner QFES.
To obtain a copy of Standing Order SO-Q-BM-3.27 Employment of Station Officers from External Fire Agencies external applicants should contact the Contact Officer listed for this position.

Your key accountabilities

  • Co-ordinate the building approval process of technical and engineering submissions and analyse their application to ensure proposals are relevant and accurate.
  • Evaluation of plans and specifications for compliance with referral jurisdiction, regulations, Australian standards, codes and QFES policy requirements including assessment of proposed performance based solutions in relation to Community Safety compliance.
  • Inspection of building special fire services for compliance with building development approvals, regulations, Australian standards, QFES policy requirements and engineering design solutions.
  • Maintain a comprehensive and expert working knowledge of relevant legislation, codes, standards and policies and; keep up to date with Community Safety Operations initiatives nationally and internationally.
  • Represent QFES to industry, community and government groups to ensure a positive image of the QFES; effectively resolve Community Safety matters and maintain working relationships with all key stakeholders.
  • Provide professional advice and information to internal and external clients relating to Community Safety Operations matters.
  • Maintain operational skills and competence to ensure that operational response requirements are effectively fulfilled.
  • Assist in the training and development of QFES officers regarding Community Safety Operations matters, particularly in relation to the Building Maintenance Inspection Program, Building Approval Officer Course and Safety Assessment Officer Course.
  • Represent the QFES and present information at selected industry forums and seminars on Community Safety Operations related issues.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of QFES objectives, procedures and operations to evaluate the roles and duties of the services in relation to Community Safety Operations and to ensure QFES's continued involvement in building matters.
  • Undertake special projects as required to achieve QFES Community Safety Operations goals.
Capabilities

To determine your suitability for the role, you will be assessed on the following Leadership Competencies for Queensland behavioural profiles that link to the "key accountabilities" for this role:

Leadership Competency Stream - Individual Contributor (leading self)

Vision
  • Leads strategically
  • Stimulates ideas and innovation
  • Leads change in complex environments
  • Makes insightful decisions
Results
  • Develops and mobilises talent
  • Builds enduring relationships
  • Inspires others
  • Drives accountability and outcomes
Accountability
  • Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces
  • Pursues continuous growth
  • Demonstrates sound governance
Once you join us we will want you to exemplify the QFES shared values:
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Courage
  • LoyaltyThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Cairns City, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency




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