Regional Vegetation Management Coordinator West region

Located in West Region, Ballarat, Ararat or Horsham

Ongoing, Full Time

$103,676 pa (plus 10.5% superannuation) PTA 5
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Department: Country Fire Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: West Region All
Reference: VG/1659527B
Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
Attachments: PD - Regional Vegetation Management Coordinator 2021-09.pdf (PDF, 283KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Celeste Brack

Position Details

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is one of the world's largest, and most highly regarded, community-based emergency services organisations. We are proud of the work we do in protecting lives and property, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  CFA strives to be a values-based organisation and an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, where people with a variety of skills, experiences and backgrounds all add value through the roles they perform.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Regional Vegetation Management Coordinator to oversee the development and effective implementation of vegetation management plans, in partnership with multiple stakeholders. The role provides a focal point for integration of CFA's Vegetation Management program with programs of other agencies and organisations.

You will work closely with other land and fire management agencies to support a joint agency approach to planning and delivery of vegetation management to achieve bushfire risk reduction, and implementation of sector-wide operating models and systems.

Further, detailed responsibilities include:

  • Provide expert vegetation management advice to ensure members and stakeholders are making appropriate decisions and carrying out responsibilities with accurate and timely information
  • Coach, mentor and develop team members, including providing career development planning and opportunities
  • Lead the consistent implementation of sector wide systems and procedures to plan, monitor and report on regional implementation of programs, in particular the planned burning program.
  • Represent CFA at appropriate forums as the subject matter expert to ensure outcomes reflect the position of CFA with respect to vegetation management

This role will focus on the West region of Victoria with options to work from the Ballarat, Ararat or Horsham district offices.

About You:

You will have extensive experience in project management / program implementation for bushfire mitigation, fuel management, land management or another relevant field.

To be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Science, Natural Resource Management or another relevant field
  • Significant experience in staff supervision with the ability to lead, motivate and manage team members
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in fire behaviour and vegetation management for fire prevention preferably involving planning and implementation of planned burning operations
  • An ability to contribute to strategic planning for vegetation management, and provide direction and guidance to translate strategic plans into on-groundwork programs
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders and represent CFA at external forums

Your application:

When applying for a position with CFA, the key to progressing in the selection process is the quality of your application. Your application must demonstrate that you have the qualifications, experience, key attributes and skills required for the position.

Your application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Submitting your application:

When you click the 'apply' button you will be taken to the online application form. Here you will be asked to provide personal and contact details and respond to employment-related questions.

Pre-employment checks:

Offers of employment will only be made to candidates who:

  • Can provide acceptable evidence that they meet full vaccination status (includes booster dose).
  • Successfully complete a National Police History Check and Working with Children Check

CFA is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and safe volunteer and work environment. Our aim is to have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.  First Nations people, women, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. 

If at any stage of the recruitment and selection process you require an alternative format to the application material or reasonable adjustment to the interview arrangements, please don't hesitate to contact the person listed on the ad or alternatively, email

To comply with Victorian Public Health orders, all employees working in emergency services must be fully vaccinated (boosted) against COVID-19 and are required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status. To support your application, and to be compliant with any public health orders in place at the time of, and during, your employment, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of full vaccination (boosted) against COVID-19.

Applications close: 11:59pm 29 January 2023.


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