Opportunity to join forest workforce
FOREST Fire Management Victoria is now taking applications for 28 forest and fire operations officer positions across Victoria.
The full-time roles are diverse, and encompass forest management in Victoria’s state forests as well as fire management in Victoria’s national and state forests and protected public land.
Forest and fire operations officers work primarily as part a team that supports liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities, and thriving natural environments.
Applicants will work with a range of people including DELWP staff, contractors and seasonal firefighters.
Twelve positions are available in the Hume region.
In addition, five of the 28 positions have been identified for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People with the location of these roles negotiable depending on the applicants.
The FFMVic workforce is growing stronger each year and saw a record 112 female forest firefighters tackling fires over the past summer - up 29 per cent on the previous years.
More than 18 per cent of FFMVic’s frontline firefighters are women.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who considers themselves a team player and is passionate about working outdoors to help the Victorian community, chief fire officer Darrin McKenzie said.
“Applicants will need to be fit, and ready for plenty of outdoor work which could be operating heavy plant one week, and responding to an emergency the next week.
“These positions are really rewarding and provide a great opportunity for career progression in a range of different roles both in field and office-based roles.” Applications close July 9. For more details, go to www.ffm.vic.gov.au.