Forest and Fire Operations Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS2
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/50925388NOV
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $57,822 - $65,221
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Band 2 - FFOO DAP Position Description 2023.docx (Word, 612KB)

Contact: Mark Crouch
0428 474 793

Position Details

Are you ready for an exciting opportunity to work on Country, empowering Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people? Look no further!

Get ready to embark on a thrilling career that combines forest management, fire prevention and emergency response.

We are seeking dynamic individuals to join our Forest and Fire Operations Officer (FFOO) team.

Our department deeply values the knowledge and contribution that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people bring to the table. We are committed to supporting our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees in connecting through regional networks, fostering learning and achievement within our workforce.

As a Forest and Fire Operations Officer, you'll be at the forefront of preserving Victoria's state forests, national parks and protected public land. With your expertise, you'll implement vital operational tasks and execute fire prevention activities. You'll learn from seasoned professionals whilst contributing to the conservation of our natural environment.

This is your chance to join an exceptional team committed to environmental conservation and public safety. Be prepared for potential deployment across the state, where you may encounter challenging terrains whilst contributing to both emergency response and planned burning operations.

Applicants must hold a current manual Drivers Licence (conditions A, I & V not acceptable for employment)

Specialist/Technical Expertise:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Victorian Aboriginal cultures and societies and ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people is desired.
  • 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.

This position is ongoing, available in the regional location of Bairnsdale, Victoria.

You'll have the chance to explore and protect stunning landscapes whilst earning a competitive salary ranging from $57,822 to $65,221 per annum, plus superannuation.

Your salary will reflect your skills and experience, rewarding your commitment to our mission.

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 Tuesday, 5 December 2023.

Other relevant information:

Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector are encouraged to apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

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.

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

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to this position. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

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.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact

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