Hiring Organization / Company: Act Government
Basic Salary: To Be Discussed
Employement Type: Full-Time
The ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) is a branch of EPSDD with responsibility for planning and ongoing management of our parks, reserves and commercial forests. It protects and conserves the natural resources of the ACT, promotes appropriate recreational, educational and scientific uses of our parks and reserves, and maintains the aesthetic environmental backdrop to Canberra. In addition PCS manages a commercial forestry estate on behalf of the ACT Government providing a broad recreation facility, carbon capture and an economic return for the ACT community. A core function of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service is the planning, preparation and management of fire in the landscape to incorporate Ngunnawal cultural burning knowledge and aspirations and ecological burning objectives.
The Bushfire Seasonal Fire Fighter programme was introduced by the ACT Government in response to recommendations from the McLeod Inquiry into the 2003 Canberra Bushfires. The seasonal bushfire crews perform a critical role in the ACT Government’s ability to effectively implement bushfire mitigation strategies as well as whole of government bushfire suppression capabilities.
An opportunity exists for fit and motivated applicants to join our team. As a member of the seasonal Fire Crews within the PCS Fire, Forest and Roads team, the successful applicants will assist in the delivery a range of bushfire management activities. Full training to national competencies will be provided to the successful applicants.
The successful applicants will start in early September 2021 and will undertake an extensive learning and development program prior to commencing full duties as seasonal fire crew members.
- Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
- Under the ACT Public Sector Infrastructure Services Enterprise Agreement, bushfire related activities, including bushfire suppression and rostered standby, are mandatory components of the position.
- This is a physically demanding role, requiring endurance and lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling loads, bending, climbing, and driving a variety of vehicles. Field Officer applicants must meet the requirements of a medical and must pass the national task-based fitness assessment to the arduous level and annually thereafter.
Notes: These are temporary positions available from early September up until 30 June 2022. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Temporary employment offered may include active and inactive periods in line and compliant with the relevant Enterprise Agreement.
How to Apply: Applications must address the position Selection Criteria (detailed in the Position Description), with no more than 250 words per criteria. Applications that fail to address the criteria will not be assessed.
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These are temporary positions available from early September up until 30 June 2022. Temporary employment offered may include active and inactive periods in line and compliant with the relevant Enterprise Agreement.
Job Location Information:
Location: Canberra Act