Vegetation Management Support Officer

  • Located at CFA District 13 Chirnside Park
  • Ongoing, Full Time
  • $71,597 pa (plus 11% superannuation) PTA 3
  • Job Details
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    Department: Country Fire Authority
    Work Type: Ongoing - full time
    Job Function: Emergency Management
    Classification: See Advertisement
    Work Location: District 13
    Reference: VG/1746650
    Closing Date: 29-Sep-2023
    Salary Range: See Advertisement
    Job Duration: Ongoing - full time
    Attachments: PD - Vegetation Management Support Officer - 2021-09.pdf (PDF, 257KB)
    Job Specification

    PD - Vegetation Management Support Officer - 2021-09.docx (Word, 443KB)
    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:

    The CFA vegetation management program aims to reduce the risk and severity of bushfires through fuel management and building capacity and capability of volunteers, staff and the community. As the Vegetation Management Support Officer located in Chirnside Park (District 13) you will take responsibility for the following;

    • Support the District Vegetation Management Officer (VMO) to achieve CFA's fuel management objectives by planning, mapping and reporting treatments, facilitating resourcing, accurate communication of information and problem solving.
    • Liaise with CFA operational staff, brigades and broader Vegetation Management teams on Fuel Management activities and emerging tools/technologies.
    • Liaise with FFMVic to facilitate resourcing to planned burns to achieve mutual goals through pre-planning, accurate communication of information and maintaining expectations of both agencies.
    • Support training requirements for fuel management by liaising with CFA members and FFMVic, including by the collection of field evidence.
    • Advocate for CFA participation in cross tenure, strategic and community led planned fuel management activities with an emphasis on a risk–based, tenure blind approach.
    • Assist in the collection and maintenance of reporting information for fuel management and other treatment works within the district.
    • Support investigation into new fuel management approaches and techniques, including Traditional Owner and ecologically focused burns.
    • Assist with other relevant and appropriate reporting tasks as required by the Vegetation Management Coordinator or Manager Community Safety.

    About you:

    • A sound understanding of Fuel Management Treatments and Planned Burning, including resource requirements, and the ability to plan and coordinate the movement of resources on time to correct destination.
    • Knowledge of CFA District Brigade networks, membership, and travel times.
    • Ability to compile information required for the development of Treatment Plans and assist the District Vegetation Management Officer in the performance of their duties.
    • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to show strong attention to detail.
    • Good problem-solving skills, and ability to forge and maintain productive inter-agency relationships.
    • Strong working knowledge of IT including Microsoft products, mapping tools and the ability to maintain database programs.

    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 September 2023.

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