Forest Fire Management Victoria is recruiting over 300 Project Firefighters for summer to help keep Victorian communities safe in the upcoming bushfire season.

Chief Fire Officer, Darrin McKenzie, said these frontline forest firefighters are an important addition to our resources as we prepare for the upcoming fire season.

The recruitment of 300 Project Firefighters will bring the total workforce of project firefighters to over 600, adding to the existing 300 firefighters already on three-year contracts.

These jobs will be based at Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria offices and depots in regional Victoria.

A number of positions have been identified for Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander People, reflecting a strong commitment for a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community.

This summer Forest Fire Management Victoria will have over 1,000 frontline forest firefighters, including 340 permanent Forest and Fire Operations Officers, supported by a further 2,000 staff from across DELWP, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and VicForests who all have fire response roles in addition to their normal duties.

Additional to fire response work, project firefighters support seasonal planned burning preparation and delivery, undertake roadside vegetation and fire trail maintenance.

To apply, visit jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/pff or call 136 186.