Field Operations Supervisor (Orbost)

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: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS4
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/50925524AUG
Closing Date: 28-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $72,434 - $79,102
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: PD - 50925524 FS4 Field Operations Supervisor Orbost.docx (Word, 174KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Braddley Young
0439 633 497

Position Details

The Field Operations Supervisor is responsible for managing, planning, coordinating and implementing works according to budget, performance objectives and departmental priorities. This includes ensuring the appropriate skills, materials and equipment are available for the completion of scheduled and unscheduled works by employees for whom they are responsible.

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 is often steep and remote from vehicles.

The person best suited to this role will be well organised and able to work closely with team members in a dynamic environment with a high focus on safe work practices.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in managing works programs in one or more of the following: planned burning, unsealed road management or other operational forest management activities including experience in management of staff.
  • Experience and understanding of forest firefighting techniques, the Australian Interagency Incident Management System and other emergency response activities.

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

This is a fixed term position available until 30 June 2023. This position is located at Orbost.

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 Sunday, 28 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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