Forest Fire Management Officer

• Lead and manage complex land management projects

• Planning and organising, excellent communication and stakeholder relationship skills

• Location: Negotiable within Gippsland Macalister District

An ongoing opportunity to join the Macalister District planning team to take a lead role in planning and delivering a range of complex land management projects and programs.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Gippsland Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/50925828E
Closing Date: 16-Aug-2020
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD 50925828 VPS4 FFMO.pdf (PDF, 111KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jim Noonan, Snr FFMO – Planning
0467 716 847

Position Details

The Forest Fire Management Officer will work within the Macalister District planning team. The role will be responsible for leading and managing a number of complex land management projects including roads, fuel management, recreation and pest and weeds. The role will operate across the district working alongside the other district planning officers, the senior community partnerships officer and the operations team, as well as external partners and stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have a background in land management and be a self-starter. They will have excellent communication skills and be able to work with stakeholders and people from across the Victorian community to achieve the best outcomes for the community and the environment. Strong leadership and being a member of a team are vital characteristics of this role including an unwavering focus on promoting a positive and inclusive workplace culture.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of forest management, roading and planned burning planning processes or equivalent.
  • Experience in delivering forest management and/or planned burning projects/programs (examples include; pest animal/plant, recreation sites, silviculture, domestic firewood, compliance, planned burning).
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of computer programs including ArcGIS and Microsoft Office Suite.

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and Knowledge and Skills sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 16 August 2020

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.

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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