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Project Officer

Employer: Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Project Management, Conservation & Land Management, Operations & Risk Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 18 March, 2019.
Applications close: 02 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council
  • Not for profit member organisation with great personal development opportunities
  • Full time contract position in East Melbourne

About AFAC

The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is the National Council for fire, land management and emergency service authorities in Australia and New Zealand, representing 31-member organisations totalling 295,000 firefighters and emergency workers.

The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) Program aims to design, develop and implement a system to better describe the overall fire danger and risk to the community, firefighters, land managers, broader government including local government, utilities, and business. The Program is funded by all Australian state and federal jurisdictions until 2022 and is overseen by a national Program Board. The Program Management Office is led by AFAC.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced project officer to work for the NFDRS Program. The primary purpose of the position is to provide planning, coordination, delivery and administrative functions to the Program Director. There is an opportunity for the role to be extended. The role reports to the Program Director and is primarily responsible for:

  • Program planning and delivery
  • Governance and administration
  • Communication and collaboration


  • Develop and maintain program management plans, risk register
  • Provide secretariat support for NFDRS Program Board including preparation of agenda, agenda papers, reports and minutes
  • Prepare regular updates, briefings and project summaries for NFDRS Board, the AFAC CEO, AFAC Council and key stakeholders
  • Maintain information flow via websites, meeting summaries, staff meetings, discussion with Directors, Managers, consultants

The culture

AFAC is a vibrant and active workplace. AFAC is a not for profit organisation based on an all-inclusive collaboration model and office values of respect, communication results and teamwork. 

About you

We are looking for someone with the ability to work across different business areas. Tertiary qualified, you will be highly organised, have excellent written communication skills, be flexible and adaptable with a high attention to detail and capacity to meet deadlines in order to deliver quality outcomes. Working in a small team, the incumbent must be multi-skilled, proactive and creative and can work autonomously using significant initiative across a range of responsibilities.

A position description is attached.

How to apply for this job

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