Administration Assistant – Fire Safety

About Shoalhaven Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role

This is a 12-monthfixed term, full-time position working 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm) and will be based at Nowra Administration Building

Reporting directly to the Team Supervisor – Fire Safety, the focus of this position is to:

  • To provide research and administrative support to facilitate the efficient and effective fire safety management program within Council’s Certification and Compliance Section
  • Undertake straightforward fire safety audits
  • Co-ordinate, prepare and dispatch annual fire safety statement (AFSS) submission requests and associated invoices. Undertake routine quality assurance of the fire safety program to ensure the system is being maintained and recurring events are activated.
  • Monitor the submission of annual fire safety statements by due date, payment of invoices, produce and dispatch reminder letters as required. Co-ordinate the reimbursement of overpaid accounts as required
  • Review all incoming annual fire safety statements for compliance against the requirements of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2021 and the Environmental Planning & Assessment (Development Certification & Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 and liaise with customers to resolve non-compliances. Create outgoing correspondence requesting amendments and monitor resubmission of updated statements until satisfactorily completed

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Certificate III in Business Administration (or equivalent) and/or a minimum 3 years relevant experience
  •  Demonstrated experience, knowledge and understanding of the Environmental Planning & Assessment Regulation 2021 and the Environmental Planning & Assessment (Development Certification & Fire Safety) Regulation 2021 with respect to Fire Safety
  • Class C Driver’s Licence
  •   Demonstrated ability to interpret legislation and policy in a work environment
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc
  4. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

Contact:  Garon IrwinLead – Building and Compliance - 02 4429 3429

Applications Close: Thursday, 7 July 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds 

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email


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