Job description

About This Role

  • Located at CFA Headquarters, Burwood East
  • Full time, Ongoing
  • PTA 4 $89,586 pa (plus 11% superannuation)


The CFA are proud of the work we do, protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

With over 51,000 volunteers CFA strives to be an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees. We, embrace individuals with diverse skills, experience and backgrounds, recognising the unique value they bring to CFA.

Want to read more about the Country Fire Authority (CFA) click here.

About The Role

The Business Intelligence team plays a critical role in safeguarding Victorian communities from fire by transforming data into actionable insights. As a Data Analyst, you'll be tasked with gathering, analysing, and presenting data concerning fire and non-fire incidents, utilising both deterministic and probabilistic approaches.

The Business Intelligence team plays a critical role in safeguarding Victorian communities from fire by transforming data into actionable insights. As a Data Analyst in the team, you will be tasked with a range of spatial analysis and data visualization of spatial and non-spatial data utilising a range of approaches.

Whether it's through risk management, data visualisation, or topographical mapping, your work will empower decision-makers with accurate and meaningful information. Your understanding and application of various spatial and data methodologies, techniques and standards will ensure that our data-driven initiatives meet the needs of both internal stakeholders at CFA and external agencies.

Key responsibilities of the role will see you provide spatial product and technical advice, support to key projects with risk management, topographical mapping, and data collection methods.Experience with the ESRI suite of products, including ArcGIS Pro, use of spatial data sets and analysis, and risk assessment is essential. Please review the attached position description to learn more.

About You

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Qualification and experience in the methods, techniques and tools for trusted data analyses.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities through the lifecycle of projects and service delivery requests.
  • Proven experience using business intelligence software to analyse and visualise data to support effective decision making.
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills with focus on delivering accurate advice and information
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to take complex information, gather insights, and present it to a range of audiences in an easy to understand way
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective working relationships and liaise and consult with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders


Why choose CFA

  • Meaningful Purpose: Your contribution truly makes a difference
  • Work-Life Balance: Paid parental leave, generous leave provisions
  • Growth Opportunities: Learning and development
  • Flexibility: Hybrid work options with flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts: Emergency Memberlink discounts on various services
  • Wellbeing Focus: Healthy for Life programs, flu vaccinations
  • Member Assistance Program: Access support across 8 service pathways


Your Application

Click the 'apply' button to access our online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

When applying for a position with CFA, please submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrates your qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Pre-employment Checks

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

  • Successfully complete a National Police History Check, Working Rights Check and hold a valid Working with Children Check.


CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves. First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close: 11:59pm 27/03/2024

If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) values your privacy. We will use the information you provide when you are applying for employment with us for the purpose of recruitment, selection, evaluation and appointment and to report on anonymised key metrics (e.g. diversity). The information we collect will be handled in accordance with privacy laws, including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014. You can view our Privacy Statement here. For access and correction of the information we have collected, contact recruitment@cfa.vic.gov.au

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