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Project Firefighter

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Job Ref:  314518
Employer:  Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (SA)
Job Type:  Contract
South Australia, Australia (Show on map)
Project Firefighter
Environment, Water and Natural Resources
Job reference: 314518
Location: - VARIOUS -
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone


Project Firefighters are primarily employed to support DEW’s fire suppression and prescribed burning operations. When not directly involved in firefighting activities, the Project Firefighter will undertake a broad range of other fire prevention, park management and training activities. This involves working in a wide range of outdoor activities in often demanding and sometimes remote environments for extended periods.  Successful Project Firefigher applicants will commence on the top step of the OPS1 classification ($49,291 per annum adjusted according to hours worked).

For Further information about the Project Firefighter roles and the Project Firefighter program, please visit the Fire Management Website -

Special Conditions

  • A current Class ‘C’ drivers licence and willingness to drive is essential.
  • Will be required to wear a uniform and appropriate PPE in accordance with Departmental policy.
  • Must be physically fit & will be required to undertake a fitness assessment to a minimum of “B” level Firefighting Role Classification as per the DEW Fire Policy & Procedures.
  • Will be required to have a current National Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Will be required to undertake intra or interstate travel which may require the incumbent to be away from home for extended periods.
  • Employees will be required to work outside of the normal hours of work including weekends, public holidays and days of significant fire danger.
  • Willingness to fly in light aircraft.    
  • Will be required to participate on a roster system for duties associated with emergency response including on call & standby arrangements.
  • A flexible approach to duty hours and the taking of leave is essential.
  • Multiple roles available in multiple regions

Fulltime from 3 September 2018 - 31 May 2019

$49,291 per annum, adjusted according to hours worked (OPS1)

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online. Applications should include your CV (including three referees) Pre-employment Declaration and a cover letter (optional)

Applications close Wednesday 27 June 2018 at 5:00pm ACST - South Australian timezone

Applications close: 27/06/2018 5:00 PM 

OPS1 Project Firefighters.pdf
Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement 
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.

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