Fire Support Officer (East Melbourne)

Provide administrative support and assist in the coordination of fire preparedness, prevention and response activities.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: VPSG2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50934502B
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $54,755 - $70,315
Job Duration: 22+ weeks
Attachments: 50934502 VPS2 Fire Support Officer PD.docx (Word, 194KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wing Major
0417 052 748

Position Details

The Fire Support Officer assists the district staff with daily preparedness in the fire district, providing administrative support and assisting in the coordination of fire preparedness, prevention and response activities. This position is predominately office based.

This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Provide administration support to fire operations staff, including invoice payments and processing of district standby and overtime returns.
  • Assist in the coordination of fire preparedness, prevention suppression and recovery activities, including the planned burn program.
  • Collect, collate and summarise the district readiness and response arrangements during the fire season.
  • Liaise with the District Manager, Workcentre Operations Coordinators, PFF Coordinator and other program managers on fire support roles as required
  • Assist with incident and regional control centre preparedness and undertake incident management team support roles as required.

This is a fixed term position for a minimum of 22 weeks.

Salaries commence from $54,755 to $70,315 plus superannuation.

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 capabilities sections. 

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 8 December 2021.

Other relevant information:

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

Applicants must possess corresponding work rights to be eligible for appointment 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 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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