Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Technical Lead (Erica)

Deliver forest management activities in Victoria’s State forests and fire management activities in Victoria’s national parks, State forests and protected public land.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS3
Work Location: Gippsland - Latrobe Valley
Reference: VG/50925448AUG
Closing Date: 17-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $63,692 - $71,319
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 50925448 FS3 Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Technical Lead.docx (Word, 155KB)
Job Specification

Contact: John Wood
0428 534 818

Position Details

Forest and Fire Operations Officer –Technical Leads operate within workcentres and are responsible for implementing a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. The main purpose of this role is to manage work groups, and are involved in planning, directing and coordinating a broad range of activities to ensure ongoing effectiveness and output of the workcentre.

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

  • Demonstrated experience working in bushfire response or forest operations is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding in natural resource management, preferably with good knowledge of forest management and forest operations.

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

This is an ongoing position. This position is located at Erica.

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 Wednesday, 17 August 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. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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. 


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