SES to have another shot at finding controllers

THE State Emergency Service will make another attempt to recruit Local Controllers and Deputy Local Controllers for the Tumut, Tumbarumba and Khancoban SES units after a first attempt was unsuccessful.

The SES advertised for people, from inside and outside the organization, to fill the positions in these units and others across Riverina and Murrumbidgee regions earlier this year. “In this round we weren’t able to select anyone, so we will be taking expressions of interest in the near future,” acting region controller John Gregory said.

“The Local Controller and Deputy Local Controller will support the Tumut, Tumbarumba and Khancoban units by providing leadership at the strategic level,” SES spokesman Bernard Kates said.

“Unit Controllers have their hands full in managing the day to day business of running their Unit, but there is more that needs to be done above that in order to develop and maintain operational capability across the Snowy Valleys Council area as a whole.

Likewise when the Units are operational, responding to emergency incidents, the Unit Controllers are busy dealing with the impacts in their own local areas but there is a need to maintain a strategic overview to ensure a coordinated response and that resources are directed to the appropriate places.”