Field Operations Supervisor (6 positions)

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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Land Management
Classification: FS4
Work Location: VIC - various
Reference: VG/FFOOFOS2023
Closing Date: 04-Apr-2023
Salary Range: $73,883 - $80,684
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Band 4 - Field Operations Supervisor Position Description 2023.docx (Word, 974KB)

Application Form-Band 4 Field Operations Supervisor.docx (Word, 76KB)

Contact: Refer to position description
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Position Details

The Field Operations Supervisor is responsible for assisting with the management of staff involved in the implementation of a range of plans and programs to deliver specific Forest and Fire Operations activities including bushfire response. The position has a role in the leadership of staff and the day to day management and deployment of workcentre staff.

This position is required to lead to workcentre staff that are responsible for implementing a wide range of operational tasks and fire prevention activities. Workcentre activities are focused on forested area operations and require knowledge of road and infrastructure maintenance, forest operations and emergency response. Other requirements of the position include working with DEECA personnel, other agency staff, contractors and seasonal firefighters to deliver programs and projects on public land and forest areas.

The person best suited to this role will be well organised and able to work closely with team members in a dynamic environment with a high focus on safe work practices.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Experience in managing works programs in one or more of the following: planned burning, unsealed road management or other operational forest management activities including experience in management of staff.
  • Experience and understanding of forest firefighting techniques, the Australian Interagency Incident Management System and other emergency response activities.

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

These are ongoing positions available in various locations across the state.

For a full list of position locations and for further information including contact details, please refer to the attached position description.

To be considered for these positions, you will be required to:

  1. Download and complete the attached Band 4 – Field Operations Supervisor Application Form in MS Word demonstrating that you meet the mandatory requirements and selection criteria.
  2. Click apply now, complete the online application (including location preferences), attach your application form and resume and submit.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

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. Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

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

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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