Project Firefighter Positions

These positions form part of a team of Forest Fire Management Victoria field staff located at more than 80 work centres across Victoria (Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) and Melbourne Water) that help keep Victorians safe by reducing the risk and impact of bushfire.

These positions would suit people who have a high level of fitness, are sound decision makers, community minded and looking for a unique challenge.

To be successful in gaining a position, you will be required to meet the following mandatory specific requirements:

  • Hold a current manual drivers licence.
  • Be 18 years or older as of 1 October 2023
  • Be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work visa for the employment period.
  • Meet the "Category B - Firefighter Arduous" medical and fitness requirements. This requires meeting the DEECA firefighter medical assessment requirements at least every two years (or as specified by the assessing doctor), and successful completion of the "Pack Hike Test" prior to commencement each year. This requirement also includes notification of any changes in your medical condition prior or after your medical assessment.
    • Watch our video that explains the medical assessment process and provides information on medical conditions that may preclude you from becoming a PFF
    • More information about medical conditions can be found in the FAQ document
  • New recruits will be required to attend a minimum 2-week training camp.
  • Successfully complete the DEECA General Firefighter accreditation.
  • Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

For further information about these positions and locations, please refer to the attachments below.

A number of positions have been designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People. Under s.12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to these positions. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for these positions. 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.

Successful candidates will be employed by the agency in control of that workcentre, under the relevant agency enterprise agreement.

Applications for the 2023-2024 season have now closed.