Forest and Fire Operations Officer (Swifts Creek) (FS2)

Job posted: 20/06/2022
Applications close: 11/07/2022 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Gippsland | East Gippsland

Job type: Full time / Until 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Salary: $55,576 - $62,688

Occupation: Land Management

Reference: VG/50941690

Reference: VG/50941690

Occupation: Land Management

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

Work location: Gippsland | East Gippsland

A great opportunity to contribute to 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.

Team members operate within workcentres and implement a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. The Forest and Fire Operations Officer 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

  • 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 Swifts Creek.

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 Monday, 4 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. 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 (Swifts Creek) (FS2)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30 June 2023

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Glenn Ennis | 0438 070 154

Forest and Fire Operations Officer (Swifts Creek) (FS2)