Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Fuel Break Construction (Castlemaine) (AWU3)

Job posted: 13/09/2021
Applications close: 27/09/2021 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $60,000 - $67,482

Occupation: Emergency Management

Reference: VG/50941155

Reference: VG/50941155

Occupation: Emergency Management

Salary Range: $60,000 - $67,482

Work location: North West Region | Central Goldfields

This is a unique opportunity for motivated team players who have an interest in learning and developing specialist skills in fire prevention works including forest fuel and mechanical treatment, and operating machinery. Opportunity to learn and deliver forest management activities in Victoria’s State forests and national parks. Contribute to Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical Works program.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will be implementing the Strategic Fuel Breaks and Mechanical Works program, this is a key adaptation action to respond to more frequent, intense and damaging bushfires. The program will build and upgrade 1,447 kilometres of fuel breaks.

The Forest and Fire Operations Officer focuses on strategic fuel break construction and mechanical treatment of bushfire fuels in high-risk areas. Responsibilities will also include plant operation, supervision of contractors, delivery of quality assessments and reporting and support field marking to ensure the protection of community values and assets.  

This role may involve being deployed locally to undertake 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 of heavy plant operations in forested areas, prior forest fuel and mechanical treatment experience is desirable.
  • Experience and understanding of contractor supervision and delivery of project specifications is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and leading people 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 2022. This position is located in Castlemaine.

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

  1. Download and complete the attached Band 3 – FFOO Fuel Break Construction Application Form in MS Word demonstrating that you meet the mandatory requirements.
  2. Click apply now, complete the online application, attach your application form and your resume and submit.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 27 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.

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

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 - Fuel Break Construction (Castlemaine) (AWU3)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2022

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Nick Whatley | 0428 692 175

Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Fuel Break Construction (Castlemaine) (AWU3)