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Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Emergency Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Western - Horsham
Reference: VG/PFF-FSO24/3
Closing Date: 28-Jul-2024
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Minimum 22 weeks
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: DEECA Customer Service Centre
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Position Details

Pursue a flexible fire-based career with our new job-share pilot program.

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in the fire services but need a flexible work schedule? We are excited to introduce our new job-share pilot program.

The department is seeking passionate individuals to join our team in the Far South West and Wimmera districts in western Victoria at the following locations

Casterton    Dartmoor    Heywood    Nelson     
Cavendish   Edenhope Halls Gap Horsham   Wail   

How job-share works:

You can apply together with a job-share partner or as an individual. You will work three weekdays including a full day handover with your job-share partner to provide coverage across the work week. You will also be on standby to work one weekend a month.

Each applicant must submit a separate application.

For further information regarding our job-share pilot program, contact

Positions available:

  • Project Firefighters are on-ground firefighters helping play a crucial role in safeguarding our precious natural landscapes and collaborating with local agencies to keep Victorian's safe by reducing the risk and impact of bushfire.
  • Fire Support Officers (Heywood & Horsham) are primarily office based, assisting district staff with daily preparedness, coordinating fire preparedness, prevention and response activities and supporting incident and regional control centres.

No prior emergency response experience is required because we'll provide you with comprehensive training.

These are fixed term positions available for a minimum of 22 weeks, typically spanning November to April.

For more information about the positions and to apply, visit

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.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 28 July 2024.

At DEECA, we work flexibly so you can manage your life outside of work as well as your career. Flexible work has lots of benefits, including helping to manage work-life balance. This might include balancing community-based work, maintaining health and wellbeing, caring responsibilities, study or transition to retirement.

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