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  • 22/11/2023

Senior Emergency Services Officer (WHYALLA (SA), SA, AU)

About the role

Reporting to the Emergency Services Management Lead, the Senior Emergency Services Officer (ESO) contributes to the success of Liberty Primary Steel (LPS) through the delivery of a fit for purpose Emergency Response (Fire, Rescue, Medical Response and Asset Protection) capability in line with the operational requirements and risk environment at the Whyalla Steelworks, and SIMEC Mining sites.


The Senior ESO is responsible for assisting with the Emergency Management Lead in the leadership, management and rostering of the Emergency Response Team to ensure compliance with site policies and procedures. This includes supporting the development and delivery of regular emergency response exercises, training of Trainee Emergency Services Officers (TESO), and the development of an Auxilary Response Group (ARG).


Roster: 14 days on, 14 days off, 12 hour day shift. 
Location: Whyalla. Flexibility for FIFO from Adelaide

Key Responsibilities:

  •     Immediate response and attendance to all onsite incidents as the Office in Charge (OIC) and assume command and control of the incident
  •     Serving as a liaison/contact between the Emergency Management Lead and Site Response Team
  •     Coordinating rescue efforts and strategies for the teams responding to the incident
  •     Review of team performance and providing feedback relating to safety breaches/positive observations
  •     Presenting and facilitation of training to the Emergency Response Team 
  •     Undertake training, compliance and reporting activity for a range or emergency response functions
  •     Maintain thorough knowledge of sites, including streets, buildings, water supply, unusual hazards and related items
  •     Ensure emergency response equipment, vehicles and PPE are maintained in at a high level of operational readiness 
  •     Participate in investigations and post incident debriefs 
  •     Identify and recommend best practice incentives to improve security and emergency preparedness as well as response capabilities.

About your experience

To be successful, you will possess a passion for health, fitness and emergency response, coupled with a strong work ethic, ability to think on your feet and adapt to a range of different situations. 

Essential qualifications/skills

  •     Certificate III in Emergency Response and Rescue 
  •     Certificate IV Workplace Trainer and Assessor
  •     Medium/Heavy Rigid Driver’s Licence or equivalent 
  •     Certificate III in PUA Firefighting 
  •     Certificate II Security Operations 
  •     HLTPA005 – Collect Specimens for drugs of abuse testing or similar 
  •     Strong verbal and written communication skills 
  •     Competent with MS Office Suite 
  •     Decisiveness and strong decision-making capabilities, coupled with strong conceptual thinking and problem solving. 


It will also be beneficial if you have any of the following:

  •     Certificate IV in Emergency Response Coordination
  •     Certificate IV in Ambulance 
  •     Certificate IV in Surface Extraction Operations
  •     Workplace Supervisor Skill Set or equivalent for training and assessing in the workplace
  •     Comprehensive knowledge of Health, Safety & Risk legislation and best practice standards with Essential) with an understanding of relevant legislation and regulations
  •     Low voltage rescue certified.


We believe that there is strength in diversity, and what sets us apart as individuals makes us stronger as a team. It’s about making sure we have different and differing voices across all parts of the business to make us the best we can be. And that’s why we need YOU!

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate fitness for employment in this position, including pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol testing and emergency response assessment.

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a National Police Clearance.

About our team

GFG Alliance Australia operates an end to end mining, steel, construction and energy business. With over 160 sites and more than 6700 people, we provide steel for Australia’s leading infrastructure projects.


A member of the GFG Alliance group, Liberty Primary Steel is located at Whyalla, South Australia, approximately 400 kilometres north-west of Adelaide. We operate an integrated steelworks including steel making, blast furnace and rolling mill facilities. Producing billet for rolling in Liberty Steel and other manufacturing sites and for export, together with rail and structural steel products. We look for exceptional talent from a broad range of backgrounds, to bring high energy and drive innovation. We foster a culture where people and the business can flourish and develop. 

Why consider Whyalla? Located on Eyre Peninsula’s Spencer Gulf in South Australia, Whyalla is an important hub and the region’s biggest city for retail shopping. Whyalla boasts a warm climate, accessible ocean shores and saltwater fishing. Whyalla is well served with educational facilities where students can gain a quality education from primary school to university without leaving the City.


To view more of what Whyalla has to offer visit

Next steps

Across our different business units, we offer career opportunities for people who share our drive, passion and ambition. From apprentices and graduates to experienced professionals, we are committed to offering fulfilling careers and the chance to grow as our business grows. We would love you to be part of our journey.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant.