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Job posted: 08/07/2021
Applications close: 01/08/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / 22+ weeks

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Emergency Management

Reference: VG/PFF202122

Reference: VG/PFF202122

Occupation: Emergency Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Various

Forest Fire Management Victoria are looking for people who want to join our forest firefighting team to help protect the Victorian community this summer.

Each year, we employ field based seasonal firefighters to assist with planned burning and the prevention and suppression of bushfires in parks and forests.

Our seasonal firefighters complement our permanent firefighting staff and are responsible for bushfire suppression and prevention activities including planned burning and other fuel management works such as clearing, mowing and slashing.  

It's a job where no two days are the same. Seasonal firefighting is a great way to make a contribution, be challenged, work as part of a team and develop career pathways.

Positions available (generally between November and April) for a period of 26 weeks (minimum) include:

  • Firefighters – includes positions designated for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Rappel Crews – specialist crews
  • Fire Support Officers – more administrative type roles

These positions would suit people who have a high level of fitness, are sound decision makers, passionate about protecting their community and looking for a unique challenge.

Salaries commence from $952 per week plus superannuation.

Qualifications and Experience

You don't need any previous work experience in similar roles to apply. Training will be provided, and positions are open to people who:

  • Have a high level of fitness.
  • Are a team player.
  • Hold a current manual driver's license.

For further information about these positions including the position description and locations available for each position, click on the apply now button below to be redirected to ourproject firefighter website.

Applications close at midnight on 1 August 2021.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form, National Police Check and meet the medical and fitness requirements.

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment for the advertised employment period.

A number positions have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People. These are designated positions under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island People are eligible to apply for these positions.

Become a Project Firefighter (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Full time / 22+ weeks

Job classification:

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Contact:

DELWP Customer Service Centre | 136 186

Become a Project Firefighter (See Advertisement)