Forest Fire Management Officer - Fuel Management

• Provide practical operational advice for burn preparation programs

• Apply effective risk management strategies

• Location: Negotiable – Corryong, Tallangatta, Mitta Valley

Perform a key role in achieving bushfire management objectives across the Upper Murray District.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - Flexible
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: North East - Towong
Reference: VG/926056
Closing Date: 24-Oct-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - 926056 VPS3 Forest Fire Management Officer - Fuel Management.docx (Word, 120KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Laura Bradshaw
0417 850 118

Position Details

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.

The Forest Fire Management Officer - Fuel Management will be based within the Upper Murray Fire & Land District (location negotiable) and perform a key role in achieving bushfire management objectives across the Upper Murray District.

The key focus of this position is the provision of practical operational advice for the development of burn preparation programs and burn plans. This will include developing standards for works, contractor and works crew supervision, hazardous tree management and budget management. All objectives of the role must be performed in strict adherence to departmental and industry OH&S standards and requirements. The application of effective risk management strategies is also a key component of the position.

We are seeking a candidate with strong leadership and supervision skills and a proactive approach to issue resolution, who is good at building and managing relationships and is self-motivated.

The successful candidate will have an appropriate qualification in science, natural resource management or approved equivalent is desirable. Experience in GIS mapping systems will be highly regarded.

There is a requirement to undertake a bushfire emergency response role for the Upper Murray Fire & Land District and be available for the District stand-by roster as required.

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 and any job requirements specified in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight, Wednesday 24 October 2018.


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