Forest and Fire Operations Officer (Bendoc)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS2
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/50946687JUL
Closing Date: 30-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $57,822 - $65,221
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Band 2 - FFOO Position Description.docx (Word, 403KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Trent Tonissen
0439 011 454

Position Details

Are you passionate about protecting our precious forests? Then join our elite team of Forest and Fire Operations Officers!

Get ready to embark on a thrilling career that combines forest management, fire prevention and emergency response.

We are seeking dynamic individuals to join our Forest and Fire Operations Officer (FFOO) team.

As a Forest and Fire Operations Officer, you'll be at the forefront of preserving Victoria's state forests, national parks and protected public land. With your expertise, you'll implement vital operational tasks and execute fire prevention activities. You'll learn from seasoned professionals whilst contributing to the conservation of our natural environment.

This is your chance to join an exceptional team committed to environmental conservation and public safety. Be prepared for potential deployment across the state, where you may encounter challenging terrains whilst contributing to both emergency response and planned burning operations.

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

Specialist/Technical Expertise:

  • 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.

This position is ongoing, available in the regional location of Bendoc, Victoria.

You'll have the chance to explore and protect stunning landscapes whilst earning a competitive salary ranging from $57,822 to $65,221 per annum, plus superannuation.

Your salary will reflect your skills and experience, rewarding your commitment to our mission.

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 Tuesday, 30 July 2024.

Other relevant information:

Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector are encouraged to 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.

Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the DEECA General Firefighter accreditation.

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.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees.

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