Forest and Fire Operations Officer - Technical Lead (Bairnsdale)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS3
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/50925503JUN
Closing Date: 19-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $66,265 - $74,200
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Band 3 - FFOO Technical Lead Position Description.docx (Word, 632KB)


Contact: Mark Crouch
0428 474 793

Position Details

Are you ready to take your forest management and fire prevention skills to the next level? Then join our elite team as a Forest and Fire Operations Officer – Technical Lead!

Get ready for an exhilarating career that combines leadership, operational excellence and environmental stewardship!

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

As a Forest and Fire Operations Officer – Technical Lead, you'll play a crucial role in managing work groups and overseeing operational tasks and fire prevention activities in Victoria's state forests, national parks and protected public land.

Your expertise and coordination skills will ensure the ongoing effectiveness and output of our workcentres, driving us closer to our mission of environmental preservation and public safety.

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/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.

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 $66,265 to $74,200 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 Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

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.

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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees.


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