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Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Designated Aboriginal Position (Barwon Downs) (FS2)

Job posted: 21/06/2022
Applications close: 12/07/2022 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $55,576 - $62,688

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/50941751

Reference: VG/50941751

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $55,576 - $62,688

Work location: South West Region | Colac-Otway

A great opportunity to contribute to forest management activities in Victoria’s national parks, state forests and protected public land.

A challenging and rewarding opportunity for those that identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to join our operational teams in delivering forest management in Victoria's state forests and to undertake fire management and fighting activities in Victoria's national parks, state forests and protected public land. DELWP value the knowledge and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders make on country. DELWP support our aboriginal employees to connect through regional networks, and contribute, learn and achieve as part of our workforce.

Forest and Fire Operations Officer's operates within workcentres and implement a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. Team members assists more experienced employees in a broad range of activities to learn and understand processes and priorities.

This position has a strong focus on emergency response and may involve being deployed across the state for periods up to 7-days, for both emergency response and planned burning activities. These activities require a high level of fitness, as the work environment can be steep and remote from vehicles.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Victorian Aboriginal cultures and societies and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is desired.
  • Experience working in bushfire response or forest operations is desirable.
  • Understanding of application of safe work practices including awareness of regulations and codes of practice and safety documentation systems is desirable.

Applicants must hold a current manual Drivers Licence (conditions A, I & V not acceptable for employment). 

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2023. This position is located at Barwon Downs (negotiable).

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 12 July 2022.

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.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period.

Thisposition is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to this position. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact self.determination@delwp.vic.gov.au.

Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Designated Aboriginal Position (Barwon Downs) (FS2)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2023

Job classification:

FS2

Contact:

David Roberts | 0429 387 537

Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Designated Aboriginal Position (Barwon Downs) (FS2)