Project Firefighter - opportunities available in Casterton

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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: South West - Glenelg
Reference: VG/PFF2023-24/CASTERTON
Closing Date: 31-Oct-2023
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Minimum 22 weeks
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: DEECA Customer Service Centre
136 186

Position Details

Accepting supplementary applications for the 2023-2024 fire season!

We are seeking Project Firefighter applications for our Casterton Workcentre in the south-west of Victoria.

Are you ready to take on an exhilarating challenge that makes a real difference?

Work in the historic rural location of Casterton, situated on the banks of the Glenelg River in the south-west of Victoria and assist the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) with their emergency response and planned burning capabilities this summer!

Get ready to immerse yourself in thrilling fire management activities across Victoria's breathtaking National Parks, State Forests and Protected Public Land.

As a member of Forest Fire Management Victoria, you'll play a crucial role in safeguarding our precious natural landscapes. Every day you'll face new challenges, exercise your problem-solving skills and make impactful decisions, all while enjoying the camaraderie of a fantastic team.

Who are we looking for? We want individuals who embody strength, resilience and a strong sense of community. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a quick thinker or a proactive team player, this unique opportunity is tailored for you. No prior emergency response is required, because we'll provide you with comprehensive training. So don't hold back – Apply now and ignite your future!

What you need to join us:

  • Hold a current manual Drivers Licence (Conditions A, I & V not acceptable for employment).
  • Will be 18 years old as of 1 October 2023.
  • Possess a high level of fitness to meet the demands of the role in diverse and challenging environments.
  • Enjoy working collaboratively and effectively as part of a diverse team.
  • Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow and be part of a meaningful mission.

When you become part of our team, you'll attend a minimum 2-week training camp to equip you with the skills you'll need. Upon successful completion, you'll earn the General Firefighter accreditation – a true badge of honour!

These fixed term positions are available for a minimum of 22 weeks, typically spanning November to April, with various opportunities available in Casterton, Victoria.  

You'll have the chance to explore and protect stunning landscapes whilst earning a competitive salary ranging from $56,044 to $65,221 per annum, plus superannuation.

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

To be considered for these positions, click ‘Apply now', complete the online supplementary application form and select Casterton as your first location preference.

For further information about our firefighter roles, including the position description, locations, medical and fitness requirements, visit our project firefighter website.

Don't delay! Applications for our Casterton Workcentre will be considered!

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form, National Police Check and meet the medical and fitness requirements.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period.

A number of positions are designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to this position. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DEECA, please contact

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