We need your help for the COVID-19 Response!
Expressions of interest are being sought from current casual, relief, sessional and seasonal Tasmanian State Service (TSS) employees to participate in interoperability arrangements in response to COVID-19. Submit your application as soon as possible!
Under the Interoperability arrangements, you will be deployed to any Agency where there is a current need to assist with the management or coordination of the COVID-19 response.
What is Interoperability?
Interoperability Arrangements do not relate to first response or the front line operational response to emergencies e.g. firefighting. The arrangements are primarily aimed at incident management and coordination, relative to response and recovery operations, and to non-operational functions performed by support agencies.
Who can apply?
All current casual, relief, sessional and seasonal employees are eligible to apply.
Do I need to have prior emergency management experience?
The short answer is ‘No’. The Interoperability Arrangements recognise that while employees may not have previous emergency management experience, they may possess skills, knowledge or experience that may be desirable to emergency management authorities and support agencies during the management and coordination of the COVID 19 response. Examples of these include:
- Good Interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a team
- Adaptable and flexible to changing work requirements
What skills are being sought?
The skills sets required can be divided into four categories:
Category A: Skills aligned to Response and Recovery Operations
Employees who are willing to perform a designated role with relevant direct experience and/or specific qualifications within an Incident Control Centre, Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Coordination Centre, Recovery Centre, or a facility managed by a support agency.
Category B: Supporting/Administration skills
Employees with transferable skills who are willing to perform a supporting/administration role within an Incident Control Centre, Emergency Operations Centre, Emergency Coordination Centre, Recovery Centre, or a facility managed by a support agency.
Category C: Tasmanian Emergency Information Service – Operator
Employees who are willing to perform an operational call-handling role within the Tasmanian Emergency Information Service (TEIS). No prior experience is necessary and the position is open to all levels.
Category D: Tasmanian Emergency Information Service - Coordinator (TEIS)
Employees who are willing to perform a supervisory role to coordinate the operators and operations of the Tasmania Emergency Information Service.
How to apply
To express your interest, please click to blue Apply Now button and complete a brief online form.
You will need to attach an email from your manager that confirms your ability/skills in each of the areas below. They will need to provide a yes/no answer or further details if necessary.
- The applicant’s ability to work effectively within a team environment
- The applicant’s ability to be flexible in the work place and to adapt to new and potentially challenging work practices
- If the applicant can be released from their core duties
For more information
Contact your HR branch for more information
You can also contact the Interagency Capability Coordinator, Office of Security and Emergency Management on email@example.com.