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Tasmanian Government

Fire Operations Officer (707428)

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Parks & Wildlife Service

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Position details

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification:Tasmanian State Service Award - General Stream Band 4
Salary:$72,887.00 to $84,041.00 per annum
Employment Type: Permanent, flexible, Permanent, full-time
Region: North West

DPIPWE is committed to investing in its people to ensure a sustainable and successful organisation through a positive workplace culture and highly capable employees. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what flexibility could look like for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 (minimum 58.80 hours, by negotiation). 


Plan and execute operations of the strategic fuel reduction program incorporating elements of the PWS Cultural Burning Policy, with a specific focus on the planning and supervision of prescribed burning. Assist with fire suppression operations.

Essential Requirements

  • A current motor vehicle driver’s licence.
  • Successful completion of the fire-fighter fitness assessment at the ‘Arduous’ level (4.83 km walk carrying 20.5 kg in 45 minutes or less).

Desirable Requirements

  • Current competency in ‘Sector Commander’ and ‘Low Intensity Burning’ either through (FFFOP301A, FFFOP401A) Forestry Tasmania accredited course or Certificate IV - Public Safety (fire-fighting supervision), or a nationally accredited competency deemed to be equivalent.
  • A Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Conservation and Land Management, or equivalent level, relevant to the nature of the work to be undertaken.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File 707428 Fire Operations Officer.docx

Download File 707428 Fire Operations Officer.pdf

Download File Advice to Applicants 2021.docx

Download File Advice to Applicants 2021.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online by clicking the blue "Apply Now" button.

Refer to the 'Advice to Applicants' document for further information.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact Recruitment on (03) 6165 3174.

For more information on the position please contact:

Eddie Staier
Fire Management Officer 
Phone 0427 998 712


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