• CAPABILITY STATEMENT

  • Personal capabilities

  • 1. Self-awareness and self-management

    • Acutely aware of importance of leading with strengths whilst acknowledging foibles.

    • Continued focus on taking ownership and responsibility of real and perceived shortcomings through implementing processes of continuous personal development.

    • Feedback regularly solicited from colleagues and others to assist in maintaining self-awareness and personal development.

    • Established personal trademark (‘inspirational’, ‘supportive’, ‘authentic’ and ‘courageous’) that enables own values and behaviours to be consistently applied - personally and professionally.

    • Proven capability clarifying and articulating appropriate organisational values and behaviours to guide staff in decision-making; creating a climate where values-related issues are discussed openly and in which gaps between espoused values and the values being enacted are explored.

    • Demonstrated leadership through personally acting in ways that model espoused values.

    • Strong commitment to continuous improvement, with an adaptive approach to all areas of capability as new ideas emerge and innovation occurs.

    • Ongoing aspirations to develop personally in all areas of capability.

     

    2. Empathy and cultural awareness

    • Excellent understanding of equity and diversity principles and practices, including merit-based recruitment, equity, anti-discrimination and harassment.

    • Thorough understanding of the importance of diversity in the workplace, local communities, and in land management. Such diversity includes: culture, age, gender, interest, values, personalities and local knowledge.

    • Embraces, and raises awareness of, equity and diversity.

     

    3. Planning and organising / time management

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the planning, coordination and implementation of fire, emergency, environment, land and water programs and projects, including: extensive experience in strategic bushfire management planning; development of park management plans for terrestrial and marine protected areas; and, the coordination of Regional, District and local area work programs.

     

    4. Developing others

    • Demonstrated capability to work with and inspire others to understand changing internal and external environments, clarify a preferred future, build momentum to achieve vision, and develop internal and external alliances.

    • Proven competence leading and motivating staff and stakeholders to embrace organisational direction, identity, values and code of conduct.

  • Leadership capabilities

    1. External and internal relationships

    • Extensive experience developing trust, respect, rapport and effective working relationships and partnerships with a range of external and internal stakeholders, including Traditional Owners and local communities.

    • Proven track record achieving horizontal integration with partner organisations (eg. CFA, Local Government, Safer Together) and throughout relevant government departments and regions

    • Proven track record achieving vertical integration by translating developmental policy into regional strategic, operational and tactical programs and projects in a changing environment.

     

    2. Communicating with influence

    • Proven knowledge and experience implementing theory and principles for personal and community development and engagement, including group facilitation and adult learning.

    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including correspondence and report writing.

    • Broad experience facilitating resolution to complex issues through negotiation, compromise, mediation, balance and conflict resolution.

    • Sound knowledge and capabilities to solve complex problems autonomously and in group environment.

     

    3. Understanding government

    • Proven experience in a range of operational and planning functions at the local, District, Region and Corporate level; implementing strategic approaches whilst understanding necessary detail and cultural intricacies.

    • Proven aptitude to remain alert to political climate and implement appropriate actions and responses to matters that arise; handling matters with professionalism and integrity.

    • Effective ability to shape market opinions and trends using strategic ‘whole of government’, whole of organisation’ and ‘whole of community’ thinking.

     

    4. People management

    • Demonstrated experience managing, motivating, mentoring and training staff to deliver programs and projects for fire, emergency, environment and heritage, and visitor and community development; strengthening staff capacity for effective action.

    • Demonstrated skills and experience providing direction, guidance, support, and coaching to enable personal and group development within multi-disciplinary teams.

    • Proven experience implementing situational leadership, and managing capacity, performance and disciplinary procedures, including enabling staff to maintain focus and commitment.

    • Intricately aware that process and understanding for subordinate and other relevant staff are equally as important as the product.

     

    5. Organisational leadership

    • Experience developing and applying infrastructure, frameworks, procedures and systems that enable organisational policy, directions, programs and projects to be delivered effectively and efficiently.

    • Aware of the need to consistently monitor and improve infrastructure in line with changing demands and organisational developments.

     

    6. Operational and strategic decision making

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the development and delivery of operational programs and projects relating to public land management, including: Traditional Owner partnerships, threatened species management; pest plant and animal control, catchment and water management; fire management, native animal management, stock grazing, lease management; environmental research and monitoring; post settlement and indigenous cultural heritage management, protected area management planning and strategy; community partnerships; information, interpretation and education, compliance and enforcement; and, tourism management.

    • Experience translating organisational strategy into meaningful long-term plans and objectives for areas of responsibility.

    • Sound knowledge and capabilities to solve complex problems autonomously and in group environment.

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    7. Facilitating change and innovation

    • Proven capacity to identify early when change is necessary and architect change with inspiration and courage.

    • Effective ability to influence staff and external stakeholders to follow organisational direction and find their own hidden talents and abilities, including during periods of change management and cultural change.

    • Demonstrated experience enabling people of different perspectives and backgrounds to integrate what they know, generate novel perspectives and achieve deeper understandings of the underlying nature of difficult problems, including strategies for dealing with such problems.

  • Operational capabilities

    1. Sustainable Organisation

    • Outcome focused whilst remaining cognisant of the need for systems and process.

    • Possession of a competent, prudent and ethical approach to business and market awareness.

    • Aware of trending markets and capacity to identify factors that influence organisational market.

    • Strategic approach to responding to commercial and tourism industry and private sector development.

    • Experience involving and supporting staff to understand and respond to market changes and demands.

    • Proven ability to implement systems and processes to ensure workplace safety, including safety management systems and risk management processes (eg. JSA’s, Work Method Statements).

    • Experience creating a work environment that contributes to the wellbeing of staff.

     

    2. Environment Land and Water, Culture and Heritage, and Visitors and Communities

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the development and delivery of operational programs and projects relating to threatened species management; pest plant and animal control, catchment and water management; native animal management, stock grazing, lease management; and, environmental research and monitoring.

     

    3. Culture and Heritage

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the development and delivery of operational programs and projects relating to post settlement and indigenous cultural heritage management, always in partnership with Traditional Owners.

     

    4. Visitors and Communities

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the development and delivery of operational programs and projects relating community partnerships; information, interpretation and education, compliance and enforcement; and, tourism management.

     

    5. Fire and Emergency

    • Extensive knowledge and experience, and strategic and leadership capability in policy development, strategic, operational and tactical fire and emergency management, planning and programming.

    • Intricately aware of the Victorian government emergency context and DELWP’s approach to bushfire management, including risk-based bushfire management for prevention, preparedness, fuel management, response and recovery, ensuring legislative obligations are met and consistent with the Code of Practice for Fire Management on Public Land.

    • Acute understanding of the role of various agencies’ (eg. Parks Victoria, CFA, Melbourne Water, HVP) roles and aspirations in fire and emergency management, planning and programming, including as these roles and aspirations relate to current and potential future fire and emergency management policy.

  • Specialist/technical capabilities

    1. Project Management

    • Extensive project management experience enabling delivery of major programs and projects on time, within budget, and to high standards.

    • Proven experience achieving high quality results as a leader or team member, and/or as an individual.

     

    2. Resource Management

    • Demonstrated experience managing, motivating, mentoring and training staff to deliver programs and projects for fire, emergency, environment and heritage, and visitor and community development; strengthening staff capacity for effective action.

    • Demonstrated skills and experience providing direction, guidance, support, and coaching to enable personal and group development within multi-disciplinary teams.

    • Proven experience implementing situational leadership, and managing capacity, performance and disciplinary procedures, including enabling staff to maintain focus and commitment.

    • Intricately aware that process and understanding for subordinate and other relevant staff are equally as important as the product.

     

    3. Planning Skills and Knowledge

    • Proven knowledge and experience in the planning, coordination and implementation of fire, emergency, environment, land and water programs and projects, including: extensive experience in strategic bushfire management planning; development of park management plans for terrestrial and marine protected areas; and, the coordination of Regional, District and local area work programs