Fire Lookout Observer - Mt Arapiles (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 09/09/2021
Applications close: 26/09/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Western Region | Horsham

Job type: Casual / until 31 May 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Emergency Management

Reference: VG/50800307

Reference: VG/50800307

Occupation: Emergency Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Western Region | Horsham

Assist in the early detection of fires in Victoria’s National Parks, State Forests, Protected Public Land and some private land and contribute to the protection of the Wimmera communities

Fire Lookout Observers (FLO's) form part of the Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) Fire Lookout network based at over 60 locations across Victoria. Each position is a key contributor to the ongoing effectiveness and output of the Fire District and has involvement with departmental personnel, contractors and other Fire Lookout Observers. Interaction with members of the community is also a key function of FFMVic.

As a Fire Lookout Observer, your main responsibility is the detection and monitoring of fires to determine location, size, direction, fire behaviour and monitoring planned burning operations. Work is often carried out at heights in isolated locations. As a Fire Lookout Observer, you will be flexible and willing to work varied hours depending on weather conditions.

Successful applicants may be required to operate from a number of tower locations within a district for both emergency response and planned burning activities.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Basic administration skills such as record keeping and data collection.
  • Experience operating two-way radios and communications equipment is desirable.
  • Map Reading and Navigation: Has proven knowledge and experience in map reading including the ability to pinpoint a location on the ground and identify the corresponding map reference. Has the ability to locate fires using compass bearings and distance estimates is desirable.
  • Basic understanding of fire behaviour is desirable.

Applicants must hold a current manual Drivers Licence (conditions A, I & V not acceptable for employment) and have reliable 4x4 or AWD transportation.

This is a casual position for the 2021/22 fire season available for a period until 31 May 2022.

Salaries commence from $49,721 to $56,297 pa plus superannuation, subject to skills and experience.

The Mt Arapiles tower is located approximately 37 kilometres from Horsham.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 26 September 2021.

Other relevant information:

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

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

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Fire Lookout Observer - Mt Arapiles (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Casual / until 31 May 2022

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Peter Harradine | 0439 310 503

Fire Lookout Observer - Mt Arapiles (See Advertisement)