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District Managers

Locations: Albury, Tamworth, Coonamble, Glen Innes and State-wide talent pool opportunities

Salary: $112,577 – $124,055 p.a. plus superannuation

  • Providing contemporary leadership with a strong people and community focus with volunteers and staff in a Rural Fire District
  • Work with and lead our people to increase operational capability, reducing risk to the community and building strong local relationships
  • Provide operational leadership and direction through a range of response activities within an emergency management environment


About the NSW RFS

The NSW Rural Fire Service is a frontline service delivery agency of significant standing in the protection of our community and environment. We are the world’s largest volunteer firefighting service, with over 76,000 members, proudly built on a strong tradition of service, trust, resilience, respect, and teamwork. For over 100 years we have been a vital part of the community, working hard to protect life, property and the environment from bush fires and other emergencies.


Click the video below to hear more about the RFS and our values.

About the roles

This is your opportunity to play a frontline leadership role in protecting communities from the threat of fire. You will be responsible for leading and coordinating the District’s valued volunteer workforce.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about delivering extraordinary services that make a positive and demonstrable difference to the community, and have an understanding and strong appreciation of a volunteer-based service.

Current opportunities available:

– District Manager – Albury, Southern Border District

– District Manager – Tamworth, Tamworth District

– District Manager – Coonamble, North West District

– District Manager – Glen Innes, Northern Tablelands District

– District Manager – State-wide recruitment (talent) pool

A recruitment (talent) pool will be created through this recruitment process. A recruitment (talent) pool is a selection of applicants who have been assessed and identified as suitable for this role or similar roles, and who may be considered for a temporary or ongoing roles, over the next 18 months across NSW.

You will be responsible for providing operational direction and leadership including:

  • Building strong local relationships and providing a high level of customer service and operational service delivery to the community
  • Leading teams collaboratively to ensure a whole team approach in contributing to a strong and healthy organisation in line with NSW RFS Values and community expectations
  • Lead all aspects of operational service delivery within a Rural Fire District while contributing and aligning to future contemporary organisational direction


See role description.

To be eligible for consideration you must have:

Essential requirements

  • An Advanced Diploma or Degree in a relevant discipline, or equivalent expertise.
  • Current RFS PBP certification or equivalent expertise.
  • Current RFS Public Liaison Officer (PLO) certification or equivalent expertise.
  • Current RFS CTR certification or equivalent expertise.
  • Current RFS Enterprise Skills Trainer/ Assessor certification or equivalent expertise.
  • No condition preventing normal field activities of the job (i.e. non arduous).
  • A current driver’s licence and the ability to travel.
  • May be required to participate on an after-hours and/or on call roster.
  • During periods of major fire activity, the incumbent may be required to support operational management activities consistent with their skills and background.


Applying for the role: 

To apply for this role, please submit your application via I work for NSW, and attach:

  • A cover letter which addresses the essential requirements of the role, and outlines why you believe you are suited to the role and why you are interested in the role,
  • A resume outlining your skills, experience and qualifications as well as two current referees; and
  • Responses to the pre-screening identifiers and targeted questions within the online application.


If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity further, please contact Heath Stimson, Area Commander North Western, on (02) 6761 1701.


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 26 September 2021.


Key Application Responses

Targeted Questions:

1. Describe a scenario where you have met resistance in leading, managing and developing people. Explain how you got the required results whilst keeping good working relationships with those involved. (Maximum 500 words)

2. Provide an example of a project that was challenging for you to keep within time and budget. Describe what you did to manage it as best as possible, and what you learnt from the experience. (maximum 500 words)

  • Full Time
  • Albury
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 26-09-2021
  • Phone: (02) 6761 1701
  • Contact: Heath Stimson
  • Apply For Job
  • Pay: $112,577 - $124,055 p.a. plus superannuation
  • I Work for NSW