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

Job posted: 05/08/2022
Applications close: 21/08/2022 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | Latrobe Valley

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $63,692 - $71,319

Occupation: Land Management

Reference: VG/50943338AUG

Reference: VG/50943338AUG

Occupation: Land Management

Salary Range: $63,692 - $71,319

Work location: Gippsland | Latrobe Valley

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

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) employs Forest and Fire Operations Officers (FFOO) to deliver forest management activities in Victoria's state forests and undertake fire management and firefighting activities in Victoria's national parks, state forests and protected public land.

Forest and Fire Operations Offer – Field Team Leaders operate within workcentres and implement a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. This position manages work groups, and is involved in planning, directing and coordinating a broad range of activities in order to ensure ongoing effectiveness and output of the workcentre.

This role 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). 

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2023. This position is located at Erica.

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 Sunday, 21 August 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. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

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. 

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

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2023

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John Wood | 0428 534 818

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