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Manager - RFS Reform Implementation

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 Full-time

Tenure Period:

12 months

Possibility of Extension:





$5,529.72 - $5,612.67 per fortnight


Capability and State Services


Office of the Deputy Commissioner

Work Unit:

RFS Reform Implementation


Kedron / Albion

Closing Date:

Midnight, Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Reference No:


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

Purpose of specific work area and position

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) Reform Implementation team is responsible for developing, implementing, reviewing and supporting the reform of strategic direction for the provision of holistic rural fire management, including but not limited to risk management, mitigation, operations, human resource management and business management. The team will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to enhance service delivery across all areas of business, build capability of RFS, and meet legislative requirements. Team members will play an integral part in identifying, supporting and enhancing service provision, for volunteers and staff, to deliver a professional service to the community on a 24 / 7 basis, in line with phases of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Reporting to the Executive Manager, you will be responsible for facilitating engagement with volunteers, staff and stakeholders in a consultative environment, in order to capture data that guides the the development of solutions required to sustain a contemporary rural fire service into the future. You will contribute to aspects of planning and execution relating to resource management, training, operations, risk management, compliance and governance to enhance proactive rural fire management and services through the design of solutions which align with broader organisational initiatives of the future Queensland Fire Department (QFD) and in consultation with the QFES Agency Implementation Group (AIG).

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from QFES RFS staff or volunteers in conjunction with the current generic Inspector, RFS role description. (see additional information below).

Mandatory requirements

  • Must meet the mandatory requirements as outlined in the generic role description.

Highly desirable requirements

  • Can demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders from rural and near rural communities.

Primary duties

In addition to the generic Inspector (FSINS), RFS role description, the purpose of the Manager, RFS Reform Implementation position includes but is not limited to:

  • Manage and contribute to the design, development, review, and implementation of an ‘RFS reform implementation plan’ to inform a clearly articulated pathway for the implementation of organisational change within RFS.
  • Design solutions which are aligned with broader organisational initiatives of the future Queensland Fire Department, in consultation with the QFES AIG.
  • Support the provision of a comprehensive engagement campaign, which is inclusive of all personnel, volunteers, staff, internal and external stakeholders, to inform the development of strategic reports, for review, endorsement and approval, prior to submission to the QFES Agency Implementation Group.
  • Apply project management principles and methodologies to establish a process which captures data received through engagement for critical analysis, in support of developing a conceptual framework for improved frontline service delivery.
  • Research, interpret, and analyse issues, in order to solve problems and identify opportunities for improving processes and service delivery, in support of RFS Reform implementation.
  • Develop evidence-based recommendations for improved corporate governance procedures and processes, ensuring the future delivery of effective and efficient rural fire services.
  • Provide high-level advice on rural fire management and organisational culture as it relates to RFS volunteers and front line service delivery, within the context of the reform agenda.
  • Prepare and review complex reports, briefing notes, submissions, departmental and other correspondence relating to the RFS Reform Implementation initiatives, in accordance with departmental requirements and governance.

Additional information

Hold the rank of substantive Inspector, RFS, however Rural Fire Officer Two (RFSO2) with the appropriate skills and knowledge are encouraged to apply.

  • Volunteers and external parties with appropriate skills are highly encouraged to apply, noting that they may be asked to provide additional information to satisfy internal policies.
  • Have a proven commitment to maintaining bushfire competencies and operating in a regional team environment.
  • The Incumbent will be required to travel and work within the region and may also be required to undertake intrastate, interstate deployment travel as required.
  • Officers appointed to this position will participate in a personal professional development programme developed in conjunction with their supervisor.
  • This Role Specification Statement (RSS) is linked to the generic role description, that provides the
  • ‘key accountabilities’ and ‘capabilities’ to be addressed by the applicant. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review this RSS in conjunction with the role description and consider the requirements when preparing their application.

Want more information?

Please contact Alan Gillespie, A/Director, RFS Reform Implementation Team on phone 0429 989 104 or email

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

How to apply

Please refer to the QFES Operational Officer Application Guide for information on how to apply for this role.

Please refer to the generic Inspector – Rural Fire Service role description.