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Fire Risk Management Officer

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Job Category:
Canterbury - Christchurch/Timaru
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

  • An exciting role within the NZ Fire Service
  • Utilise your knowledge within a supportive team
  • Help make our communities safer

About the Company

The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 firefighters spread throughout the country.

Our vision is to be “leading integrated fire and emergency services for a safer New Zealand and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

About the role

Due to a retirement, a vacancy has become available within the South Canterbury Area team and assists the area to deliver superior fire risk management education programmes, and technical support and advice, with the aim of reducing the incidence and consequences of fire to the New Zealand public.

Based in Timaru and reporting to the Area Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the South Canterbury Area with:

  • coordinating the delivery of fire risk management programmes, such as, our Fire Awareness and Intervention Programme (FAIP), Home Fire Safety checks and Firewise
  • identifying community fire risk and deliver targeted promotional programmes.
  • working with building owners and fire alarm companies to reduce false alarms.
  • qualifying as a specialist fire investigator and taking your place on the on-call fire investigation roster.
  • providing quality technical support and back-up to fire investigations
  • advising commercial building owners on fire risk management
  • conducting building inspections

Suitable candidates must have:

  • well-developed interpersonal, presentation, coordination and influencing skills
  • experience of working with other stakeholders to deliver positive outcomes
  • preference will be given to those candidates who have a qualification in risk management or operational analysis and have operational fire service experience..

We will provide you with a supportive environment in which you will be working in partnership with communities to provide superior management of the fire risk to help them protect what they value.

If you're a team player looking for an opportunity to apply your training and networking skills in a critical operational environment, we can provide you with a unique opportunity to use your technical skills as a member of a supportive team.

How to apply:

Download our application pack and position description by going to our website.

For more information about this role, please contact Joan Stowell on 03 684 1200 or send your completed pack including your CVand cover letter via email to: with Fire Risk Management Officer Application' in the subject line.

Applications close Monday, 24 July 2017.

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