ID: 209718

Communications and Operations Support

Emergency Response Regular - more than 6 months Collie WA

About this opportunity

SES volunteers assist the community during natural hazards such as floods, storms, cyclones, and earthquakes, and assist with land searches, vertical rescue, communications, and fire ground support. Communications & Operations Support provide essential communication and response to emergency situations and may undertake the following tasks:

  • Operate radio and telecommunications equipment, including field and base station radios.
  • Broadcast weather, local navigational and situational information to emergency services responders.
  • Ensure operations and communications equipment is well maintained.
  • Assist with the coordination of emergency response with operational staff and stakeholders such as DFES and Police.
  • Assistance in the operations room, proficiency in computers is required.
  • Creating and maintaining visual operations boards.
  • Map locations of requests for assistance.
  • Information management.
  • Adapt to changing circumstances during an emergency.

Volunteering is an opportunity to become an integral part of our fun, hardworking team and offers many benefits.

  • Ongoing training with experienced trainers.
  • Support, guidance and mentoring from experienced volunteers.
  • Meeting new people and developing lasting friendships while enjoying the company of like-minded team members.
  • Meeting new people and enjoying the company of like-minded team members.
  • Applying your skills and knowledge in a challenging environment.
  • Contributing to the safety of your local community.
  • Develop communication skills.
  • Learn about and use various Radio communications techniques.
  • Opportunity to be deployed within the state and further abroad.
  • Developing communication skills.
  • Being part of a positive and rewarding team.
  • Personal development by learning new skills and put your existing skills to use.

Additional requirements

National Police Certificate *. Working with Children Check *.

National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check will be Provided at no cost to you.
Some specialised roles require a high level of fitness.

* May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.
Time Required

Collie SES train Monday evening (public holidays excepted), and we ask members to attend at least 50% of weekly training. We ask that you make yourselves available as much as possible for operational requirements, however we understand a work life balance is required. Attend callouts when available, sometimes at short notice. Occasional weekend training & exercises throughout the year.

Suitable for
  • Wheelchair Access
Type of work
  • Safety & Emergency Services

New members are required to complete basic training, which is provided at no cost to you.