Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Field Team Leader (4 positions) (FS3)

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 04/04/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $64,966 - $72,745

Occupation: Land Management

Reference: VG/FFOOFTL2023

Reference: VG/FFOOFTL2023

Occupation: Land Management

Salary Range: $64,966 - $72,745

Work location: Various

The Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) employs Forest and Fire Operations Officers (FFOO) to deliver forest management activities in Victoria's State forests and fire management activities in Victoria's national parks, State forests and protected public land.

FFOO – Field Team Leaders operate within workcentres and implement a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. The FFOO – Field Team Leader manages work groups, and are involved in planning, directing and coordinating a broad range of activities in order to ensure ongoing effectiveness and output of the workcentre.

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 experience and understanding in leading field work delivery teams is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in natural resource management, preferably with good knowledge of forest management/forest operations.
  • Ability to achieve accreditation and maintain competencies in Crew Leader/Operations Officer Level 1.

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

These are ongoing positions available in various locations across the state.

For a full list of position locations and for further information including contact details, please refer to the attached position description.

To be considered for these positions, you will be required to:

  1. Download and complete the attached Band 3 – FFOO-Field Team Leader Application Form in MS Word demonstrating that you meet the mandatory requirements and selection criteria.
  2. Click apply now, complete the online application (including location preferences), attach your application form and resume and submit.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

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. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the DEECA General Firefighter accreditation.

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees.

Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Field Team Leader (4 positions) (FS3)

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Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Field Team Leader (4 positions) (FS3)