Fire Lookout Observer

• Location: Mt Gordon, Marysville

• Fire District

• Victoria’s national parks

Fire Lookout Observers annually assist in the early detection of fires in Victoria.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Seasonal
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: North East - Mansfield
Reference: VG/926745
Closing Date: 05-Nov-2017
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: n/a
Attachments: 926745 DELWP Fire Lookout Observer Position Description PD Oct 2017.docx (Word, 111KB)

Contact: Ben Giovanetti
03 5957 7111

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.

As a Fire Lookout Observer, your main responsibility is the detection and monitoring of fires to determine location, size, fire behaviour and monitoring planned burning operations. You will be a key contributor to the ongoing effectiveness and output of the Fire District and will be involved with departmental personnel, contractors and other Fire Lookout Observers. Interaction with members of the community is also a key function of Forest Fire Management.

Experience in Radio Transceiver Operations using DELWP radio equipment and communications procedures including Trunked Mode operations and the “Check” System are required, along with safe and effective manual vehicle driving skills with training and experience in 4WD, defensive driving, and minor vehicle maintenance is desirable.

This is a casual position for the 2017/2018 fire season.

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 Sunday, on 5 November 2017.

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