Advert ID: 20005629
Fire Program Officer
Bush Heritage Australia
Location negotiable, Australia
This is an exceptional opportunity to make a very real contribution to the protection of Australia’s unique wildlife and their habitat.
Bush Heritage Australia, an independent, leading conservation not-for-profit, is seeking a Fire Program Officer.
Our vision of Healthy Country, protected forever sees us work where we are needed most: in areas of high conservation value with low levels of protection. With the help of our donors, we buy and manage land, so we can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever.
Currently we own 39 reserves and we protect and help manage 11.3 million hectares of land across the country. In our mission to return the bush to good health, we provide habitat for more than 6,000 native species, including at least 237 threatened species. Two proven approaches underline what we do: we carefully select, purchase and manage landscapes of high conservation value; and we work in partnership with others, including Traditional Owners, to achieve key conservation outcomes.
About the role:
The Fire Program Officer will be responsible for assisting the National Fire Program Manager to plan and implement the national fire program across Bush Heritage reserves and partnership areas.
This role will assist reserve staff to plan and implement prescribed burning and bushfire suppression activities and support our Aboriginal partnerships with their right way fire programs across Australia.
The position will require frequent travel to other locations on an as needs basis.
Bush Heritage Australia actively encourages applicants from diverse groups and communities including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, women, people with diverse ability and LGBTIQ (sexuality and gender diverse and intersex) communities.
How to apply:View details
If you have a passion for conservation and want to make a real difference in protecting our natural environment, then apply by sending your resume and a separate document addressing the key selection criteria to email@example.com quoting job ID: FPO2020
Applications close: 12 July 2020.
Position Description - PD_Fire Program Officer.pdf