Applications are now open for 28 Forest and Fire Operations Officer roles across Victoria to join the Forest Fire Management Victoria team.

The full-time roles are diverse, and encompass forest management in Victoria’s State forests as well as fire management in Victoria’s national parks, state forests and protected public land.

Forest and Fire Operations Officers work primarily in Victoria's State Forests and other public land as part a team that supports liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities, and thriving natural environments.

Applicants will work with a range of people from different backgrounds, including DELWP staff, contractors and seasonal firefighters. There are opportunities for personal development and career progression both in field and office-based roles.

This year, roles are available in the following areas:

  • Grampians (two positions),
  • Hume (12 positions),
  • Port Phillip (one position),
  • Barwon South West (three positions),
  • Loddon Mallee (one position),
  • Gippsland (four positions).

In addition, five of the 28 ongoing positions have been identified for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People and the location of these roles is negotiable depending on the applicants.

“The diversity within the FFMVic workforce is growing stronger each year, with record 112 female forest firefighters tackling fires over the past summer period – up 29 per cent on previous years,” said Chief Fire Officer Darrin McKenzie.

“More than 18 per cent of FFMVic’s frontline firefighters are women, a number we’re proud of, but also looking to increase.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who considers themselves a team player and is passionate about working outdoors to help the Victorian community.

“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.”

A Manual Victorian Driver’s License is a mandatory requirement for all applicants.

Applications close 9 July.

For more details, go to www.ffm.vic.gov.au

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