Job Vacancy - Community Emergency Services Manager

Published on Tuesday, 11 April 2023 at 12:58:36 PM

Click the links to download the Position Description and Application Package for the CESM position.

Community Emergency Services Manager
Full-time (2 years fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension)
Shires of Gnowangerup, Cranbrook and Kojonup. 

Salary Package includes a cash component of $85,000 plus superannuation, availability allowance, commuting use of a vehicle, mobile phone and uniform allowance. Accommodation (2 bedroom unit) based in Cranbrook is available at a discounted rent. 

An opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced person to join the Shire’s of Cranbrook, Kojonup and Gnowangerup. You will work with the Shires’ respective local communities, emergency services groups (State Emergency Services), volunteers (Bushfire Brigades) and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DEFS) to lead and deliver emergency services. This is a support and liaison role and is a local government employed position that is jointly funded by DFES and the respective Shires.

The role of a Community Emergency Services Manager (CESM) is to assist with the development of resilient communities through the delivery of agreed outcomes. This is achieved by the CESM engaging with the community and volunteers and acting as a conduit between Local Government and DFES to achieve outcomes aligned with the principles of Prevention, Preparedness, Response & Recovery (PPRR) as identified in an agreed business plan.

An Applicant Information Package is available from the Shire of Cranbrook website. Applicants must address the key accountabilities, qualifications, and selection criteria components of the position description to be considered for interview.

Please submit your CV, a cover letter and a written response addressing the Selection Criteria, either by email to or by mail to PO Box 21, Cranbrook WA 6321. Applications are to be received no later than 4.00pm on Monday, 24 April 2023.

David Nicholson

Chief Executive Officer