1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1294-13 Commissioned Fire Officer

Provides high level management to support the running of a geographical or operational section of a fire service.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • develops and implements fire service policies and administers rules and regulations to enforce fire prevention
  • coordinates the provision and maintenance of fire fighting and fire safety facilities and equipment
  • commands and controls firefighting teams at fires and emergencies
  • establishes administrative and operational procedures, taking account of the organisation's operating environment
  • prepares budgets and other management plans
  • establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff
  • controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
  • controls the preparation of reports, authorises the release of information and handles public relations activities
  • may control the selection and training of staff

Fire Investigator
Inspector (Fire Services)

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