Forest and Fire Operations Officer (3 positions) - Ovens

A great opportunity to contribute to forest 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: FS2
Work Location: North East - Alpine
Reference: VG/50941723
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022
Salary Range: $55,576 - $62,688
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2023
Attachments: PD - 50941723 50941724 50925626 FS2 Forest and Fire Operations Officer-OVENS.docx (Word, 198KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Nick Howell
0424 534 512

Position Details

3 x positions available in Ovens!

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) employs Forest and Fire Operations Officers (FFOO) to deliver forest management activities in Victoria's state forests and undertake fire management and firefighting activities in Victoria's national parks, state forests and protected public land.

Team members operate within workcentres and implement a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. The Forest and Fire Operations Officer assists more experienced employees in a broad range of activities to learn and understand processes and priorities.

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 can be steep and remote from vehicles.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience working in bushfire response or forest operations is desirable.
  • Understanding of application of safe work practices including awareness of regulations and codes of practice and safety documentation systems is desirable.

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

These are fixed term positions available until 30 June 2023. There are 3 positions available located at Ovens.

To be considered for these positions, 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 Thursday, 30 June 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.

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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