Senior Systems Officer - Predictive Services

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Location: Albion

Job Type: Contract/temp


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

One QFES. Many Services, Many Capabilities, Many Partners


Temporary Flexible Full-time

Tenure Period:

ASAP until 04/02/2024

Possibility of Extension:





$4,062.10 - $4,337.70 per fortnight


Capability & State Services


Emergency Management and Community Capability

Work Unit:

Predictive Services



Closing Date:

Midnight Tuesday 7 February 2023

Reference No:


Current QFES employees and volunteers must apply via their internal careers site

About us

As a department our purpose is to help the community to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from the impact of fire and emergency events.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is the primary provider of fire, rescue and emergency management programs and services throughout Queensland. The department encompasses the Fire and Rescue Service, disaster management services, the Rural Fire Service and the State Emergency Service, and also supports other volunteer groups providing emergency response to Queenslanders.

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

Purpose of role

The Predictive Services unit is responsible for decision support capabilities as an enabler to a multi-hazard intelligence function underpinned by networked regional and state capabilities across Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery (PPRR). A function of the unit is the generation of scientifically derived bushfire intelligence that is underpinned by local area knowledge. The team works closely with the scientific community, the Bureau of Meteorology, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), interstate emergency services and land management agencies to provide accurate and enabling intelligence for QFES.

Reporting to the Manager, you will be a key member of the team, contributing to the planning, development, maintenance and continuous improvement strategies of decision support capabilities and actively participating in the broader intelligence capability. You will be responsible for providing data and systems support to the regionally focused predictive services capabilities across all phases of PPRR and collaborate with other departments and organisations including functions within QFES that support and or deliver intelligence outputs and products relevant to developing and maintaining operational situational awareness and in meeting decision support requirements in a multi-tiered governance environment.

Key requirements

Highly desirable requirements

  • Knowledge and/or experience using a GIS platform and decision support intelligence tools.
  • Have attained or willing to undertake nationally recognised training within the predictive services capability, e.g. Fire Behaviour Analyst (FBAN).
  • Qualifications in relevant disciplines, including tertiary qualifications, knowledge and understanding of Queensland Disaster Management Arrangements and incident management systems such as Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System.

Special requirements

  • It is expected that the incumbent may participate in an on-call roster. This may require work outside of normal hours (e.g. night shift), including weekends, working extended hours. You may also be expected to take part in deployments intrastate or interstate.

Your key accountabilities

Your part in the ongoing success of our department, in supporting key frontline services will see you responsible for a variety of work, including, but not limited to:

  • Contribute to the QFES multi-hazard intelligence function to collaboratively determine requirements, collect data and information, process, analyse and disseminate relevant outputs and products across all phases of disaster management and operations.
  • Manage the development, implementation, overview and evaluation of large data sets integral to predictive services systems and computer simulations for bushfire hazard.
  • Develop and implement effective networks, governance, policy and doctrine to enhance intelligence-based capabilities, increasing the departments capacity to integrate and share information.
  • Prepare and review scripts, GIS data and workflows, and network file stores to ensure high quality systems are maintained for planning requirements.
  • Assist with the preparation of timely and well researched briefing papers, submissions and reports in accordance with organisational requirements.
  • Contribute to the management of risk communication and education strategies to effectively liaise between QFES regions, other emergency services, groups and the community.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure customer requirements are met and business objectives are achieved.
  • Participate within a dynamic work environment, fostering teamwork and observing human resource activities including actively participating in performance and development programs.


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)


  • Stimulates ideas and innovation
  • Leads change in complex environments


  • Develops and mobilises talent
  • Builds enduring relationships
  • Drives accountability and outcomes


  • Fosters healthy and inclusive workplaces

Once you join us we will want you to exemplify the QFES shared values:

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Trust

Want more information?

Please contact Jack Emeleus, Manager, Predictive Services Unit on phone 0488003632 or email

You can also visit our website to find out more about our organisation.

How to apply

Please refer to the QFES Public Service Application Guide [All PS Classifications/Streams and Senior Officer] for information on how to apply for this role.

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