Country Fire Authority

District Support Officer

Job Description

Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world’s largest and most highly-regarded, community-focused volunteer firefighting organisations. We respond to fire and other emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whilst our volunteers are our cornerstone, our support team behind the scenes are just as important to fulfilling our mission of protecting lives and property.

About the Role:
An ongoing opportunity has arisen for an adaptable, energetic and confident District Support Officer to join our Hamilton based team. Key responsibilities of this varied role will include coordinating daily administrative duties including the preparation of documents, collating and researching, goods procurement, data entry, records administration, database and systems coordination, accounts payable and general office support.

This role would be perfect for a strong allrounder who is willing to learn and keen to explore where a career with CFA can take you.

This role also has a remunerated requirement to participate in Incident Management support roles appropriate to experience and qualifications.

About You:
The person we are looking for will be hands on and keen to join a small team that will provide you with the ability to apply your array of skills to a variety of tasks. Ideally you will have a strong commitment to teamwork and bring a skill set that will consist of demonstrated knowledge of stores/procurement processes, administrative skills inclusive of an excellent telephone manner, customer focus and accounts skills.

Crucial to your success in this role will be your adaptability, attitude, willingness to learn and a desire to work as part of a great team. You will also be highly motivated and keen to demonstrate your initiative. Naturally you will have excellent attention to detail, organisational and time-management skills in managing a multitude of tasks in an efficient and effective manner.

Furthermore, you’ll have experience with Microsoft Office 365 and a strong working knowledge of MS Excel, maintaining databases and using SAP accounting.

This may be the next step in your career if you are seeking ‘more than just a job’. This is a role within a fast paced, rapidly changing environment and this opportunity will see you not only have the ability to broaden your skillset but make a real difference by supporting the community.

Your Application:
When applying for position, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Whilst it’s not essential, applicants are strongly encouraged to address the selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Submitting your Application

When you click the ‘apply’ button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police History Check and a Working with Children Check.

In accordance with the Public Health Directions issued by the Chief Health Officer, CFA must comply with employer obligations regarding mandatory COVID 19 vaccinations for authorised workers (emergency services). If you are to be successful in gaining employment with CFA, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination against COVID 19.

CFA supports is committed to be an inclusive, fair and child safe organisation for all staff, volunteers and the community.

Applications close: 11:59pm 23rd December 2021

(Please note, interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place first week of January 2022)

Job Summary

Hamilton Location
Full Time Job Type


Country Fire Authority