Emergency Services Officer

Job Description

An ESO is a fully qualified emergency response and / or medical professional who works in a variety of industries including maritime, power and mining, defence, aviation, construction and other resource sectors. This is a multi-skilled role covering security, fire, rescue and medical. Training can also form part of an ESO’s responsibility.

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ESO’s generally work in teams comprising 2 to 4 operators on 12 hour shifts. Service provision is generally 24/7 365 days a year.


Health Care qualifications. This could be a Certificate IV in Health Care or

Diploma of Paramedical Science

Cert II in Emergency Service

Occupational First Aid

Confined Spaces Training

TAE Cert IV Trainer Assessor Certification

Work Safely at Heights

Certificate III Mines Emergency Response & Rescue

Alcohol and Other drugs testing certification


  • Adaptable
  • Calm
  • Communication
  • Cooperative
  • Dedicated
  • Initiative
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivated
  • Problem Solving
  • Productive
  • Resilient
  • Team Player

Key Skills

  • Security Officer experience
  • Experience as a First Aid Responder
  • Operate Pumps
  • Respond to Wildfire
  • Operate Breathing Apparatus
  • Participate in a Rescue Operation
  • Employ Personal Protection at Hazardous Materials Incident
  • Render Hazardous Materials Incidents Safe – HAZMAT

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;