Inspector-General for Emergency Management - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 09/11/2023
REF: DOJige1023
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Inspector-General for Emergency Management

Close Date: 09/11/2023
REF: DOJige1023
  • Independent Statutory appointment


The Victorian Government seeks to appoint an outstanding leader to the position of Inspector-General for Emergency Management (IGEM).

Established by the Emergency Management Act 2013, the IGEM works with emergency management partners and the community to strengthen emergency management arrangements and community safety in Victoria.

The IGEM undertakes objective reviews, evaluations and assessments of Victoria’s emergency management arrangements and the sector’s performance, capacity and capability.

Through reliable, evidence-based information, the IGEM identifies what is working well and where improvements can be made in the state’s emergency management arrangements. This includes monitoring the implementation of recommendations and actions identified through reviews to ensure they are effective and sustainable in the long-term.

The IGEM strives to give Victorians confidence that the emergency management arrangements are effective and are actively helping to keep communities safe. The office of the IGEM embraces diversity and strives to have a workforce that reflects the community it serves.

The IGEM has specific functions outlined in legislation overseeing the maintenance and application of the Assurance Framework for Emergency Management and providing the government and community with confidence that Victoria’s emergency management arrangements are effective and sustainable.


We are looking for a leader with demonstrated experience and exceptional capability with regards to:

Expert knowledge: a proven understanding of state and national emergency management legislation and arrangements.

Leadership: proven public sector leadership and management capabilities at a senior level, with a well-developed understanding of the operation of government and the public sector and the ability to think strategically.

Relationship management: the ability to establish and maintain sound relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including the Victorian Government. The applicant will forge partnerships across the emergency management sector and agencies and community, and will build trust through consistent actions, values and communication.

Complex decision making and systems thinking: the ability to develop and implement processes and procedures that are in accordance with legislative requirements and to drive organisational and system performance to deliver better outcomes.

Integrity, ethical standards and sound professional judgment: demonstrated ability to act with a high degree of integrity and ethical standards, promoting trust, respect and cooperation among IGEM staff and stakeholders.

Promoting Inclusion: the ability to create and maintain a culture that supports and respects the individuality of others and recognises the benefits of diverse ideas and approaches; communicates well with, relates to and sees issues from the perspective of people from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds.

The successful candidate will come with a reputation of the highest standards of ethics and integrity, and a reputation as a first-rate leader in the emergency service sector.

An appropriate tertiary qualification is highly desirable.


Initial enquiries may be directed in confidence to David Baber or Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership on 1300 347 437

To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DOJige1023 addressing your cover letter and resume to David Baber or Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership.

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