Fire Support Officer - Ballarat (2 Positions)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Ballarat - Central Highlands
Reference: VG/50934497/24
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $56,834 - $72,985
Job Duration: Minimum 22 weeks
Attachments: Fire Support Officer Position Description 2024.docx (Word, 406KB)

Contact: Crystal Clark
0458 352 275 or

Position Details

Join our team as a Fire Support Officer and ignite your career with passion and purpose!

If you're seeking a role that keeps you on your toes, where every day presents new challenges and opportunities, then this is the perfect match for you.

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety and protection of lives and properties within our district. As a Fire Support Officer, you will be at the heart of the operations, assisting our district staff with daily preparedness in the face of potential emergencies.

In this role, you will be the backbone of our administrative support, playing a crucial part in coordinating fire preparedness, prevention and response activities. Your organisational skills and attention to detail will shine as you contribute to the smooth functioning of our incident and regional control centres.

If you're ready to make a difference and embark on an exciting opportunity as a Fire Support Officer, don't miss this chance! Apply now and together we can protect our community and make a lasting impact.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Hold a current manual Drivers Licence (Conditions A, I & V not acceptable for employment)
  • Will be 18 years old as of 1 October 2024.
  • An understanding and knowledge of practices and issues associated with fire management with clear emphasis on fire prevention (planned burning), preparedness, and suppression is desirable.

These are fixed term positions available for a minimum of 22 weeks. These positions are located at Ballarat.

To be considered for these positions, your application should include a written application addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description and attach your resume.

For further information about our Fire Support Officer position and other locations available, visit our project firefighter website. Other positions available on our project firefighter website include: 

  • Project Firefighter – includes positions designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • Project Firefighter – Rappel Crew (specialist role)

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 28 July 2024.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who 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.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period.

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 delivery 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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