Coordinator Emergency Management & Resilience

Clarence Valley Council Full Time Permanent 27/08/2021


When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • permanent full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • the package: commencing salary circa $89,209 plus superannuation per annum
  • location - Grafton
  • flexible work options for a healthy work/life balance

About the role

Are you looking for employment where you can make a real difference in community? The Coordinator Emergency Management & Resilience plays a key role in the wellbeing and resilience of others.

An understanding of emergency service operations will be useful but not critical. However, success in the role will rely on you being a collaborator who is an experienced people leader with demonstrated capacity to build strong stakeholder partnerships.

Being responsive and adaptable, you will be responsible not only for leading Council’s recovery efforts following natural disaster, but also for implementing Clarence Valley wide initiatives to increase resilience to disaster events.


Download the position description here.


To be considered for this position you will need to:

  • Address the essential criteria
  • Attach a cover letter (2 pages maximum) and an up-to-date resume (5 pages maximum) that clearly details your skills & experience as relevant to this position. You will need to demonstrate how you meet the focus capabilities and how your skills will enable you to achieve the key accountabilities.
  • Target questions - answer the  target questions - maximum 300 words each question

    1. Tell us about a time when you had to be flexible, show initiative and respond quickly to change. What did you do what was the outcome?
    2.  Tell us about a time when you had to build rapport with multiple stakeholders to achieve a common goal? How did you go about it, and how was the goal achieved?


Jamie Fleeting, Director Works & Civil on (02) 6640 3511

Closing date

Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 11.30 pm (NSW time).

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Rushforth Road Works Depot,  however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply a resume and relevant certificates and licences.


Do you want further information on how to apply under the Capability Framework? Please read our How to apply for a job guide.


Council is an EEO employer and First Nations people are encouraged to apply.