Current vacancies at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) and in the Civil Defence and Emergency Management sector (CDEM).
- Are you committed to making a difference for New Zealanders when emergencies happen?
- Are you an experienced emergency management professional or technical specialist looking for a new challenge and unique opportunities to expand your skills without leaving your current job?
This is your chance to be part of a new approach to New Zealand's emergency management system. New Zealand Fly-in Team volunteers will be drawn from qualifying agencies being local and central government agencies, emergency services and the NZ Defence Force. Teams will be made up of volunteers with specific CIMS, technical or scientific expertise as required by the situation. Across the pool of Fly-in Team volunteers there will be a mix of technical knowledge and experience including:
- Group/Local Controllers and/or Recovery Managers,
- Technical specialists in the CIMS functions - Operations, Planning, Intelligence, Logistics, Welfare, Risk and Public Information Management,
- Specialists in Strategic Communications and engaging with iwi/Māori.
We’re looking for people who can offer strong technical skills, years of experience and a range of other attributes. A key strength of Fly-in Team volunteers will be their ability to quickly integrate into a new environment, developing effective relationships and displaying situational awareness with people under pressure as they deal with an emergency in their community.
You will have effective relationship management skills, being able to de-escalate situations and apply diplomacy, tact and negotiation skills. You are comfortable leading from behind, but you also know when to be firm and decisive. Empathy, kindness, emotional intelligence and team ethos will be key requirements of Fly-in Team volunteers.
As a Fly-in Team volunteer, you will be provided with a valuable and high-quality capability development programme to extend your already advanced skills. You will have the opportunity to work alongside New Zealand’s top emergency management practitioners and develop relationships across the wider emergency management system.
This is a voluntary opportunity, with successful applicants requiring the support of their qualifying employers.
Submit your application to be a Fly-in Team volunteer here (external link). Applications must be received by 5pm Monday 11 March 2019 and include the completed Nomination In Principle Form and Volunteer Commitment Form.
Enquiries can made to Victoria Brice, Recruitment Specialist - H2R Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 04 4999471.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not an employment opportunity, and no remuneration is payable by MCDEM. Any conflicting indications that may have been created as a result of uploading the advertisement to Snaphire are unavoidable and must be disregarded.
CDEM Sector Vacancies
- Are you looking for a career working with an innovative team of people who are passionate about enabling communities to respond and recover from emergencies?
- Do you want to work and engage directly with councils and businesses to actively promote community resilience in Southland?
Emergency Management Southland (EMS) is a shared service of the four Southland Councils and is responsible for delivering Civil Defence Emergency Management in the region.
We're looking for a Recovery Advisor to join our team and help us achieve our vision of safe, strong communities understanding and managing their hazards. We need a well organised, outcomes focussed person who can help with longer term recovery planning in the region.
The role is focussed on three main areas:
- helping to develop, implement and maintain recovery plans for business's, councils and community organisations
- developing relationships across the Southland community, particularly in the business sector
- helping to develop business continuity planning tools and facilitating their implementation across councils and business
You'll also work with the rest of the team to deliver our community engagement programme and be part of our 24/7 on call and emergency response capability.
We're looking for someone who can get the job done, has proven relationship building skills and can think outside the box to come up with solutions. You will have an understanding of how a multi-agency response works during an emergency and the skills to provide accurate and timely reporting.
You will need to demonstrate an understanding of relevant recovery legislation and be familiar with business continuity planning. You will also need to manage your workload effectively to meet multiple deadlines and have excellent communication skills (both written and oral). Experience in speaking at community meetings, and events, is essential.
This is a full-time position and, due to the nature of the role, weekend and evening work will be required. You will also be expected to be on the on-call roster and be ready to respond to emergencies when required.
Applications Close: 27 Feb 2019
Apply here.(external link)
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