Advert ID: 20006639
Regional Fire Officer - North West
Australian Wildlife Conservancy
~Help deliver effective conservation in the Kimberley through the planning and execution of AWC's prescribed burning and wildfire suppression programs~
Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) is the largest private (non-profit) owner of land for conservation in Australia, protecting endangered wildlife at 30 sanctuaries in which we own or manage in partnership, covering a total of more than 6.5 million hectares in iconic regions such as the Kimberley, Cape York, the Top End and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. With a focus on practical land management, informed by world-class science, AWC is implementing a dynamic new model for conservation.
AWC’s mission - to deliver effective conservation for all native animal species and their habitats - is achieved by:
Each year AWC’s undertakes prescribed control burning through a combination of aerial and ground operations. The objective of the program is to reduce the occurrence, extent and impacts of late dry season wildfires, increase the area of ‘long-unburnt’ vegetation, ensure the protection of riparian and rainforest pockets and secure critical assets and cultural sites from fire threats.
AWC’s regional fire management program covers approximately 6.6 million hectares of the central and north Kimberley. In a unique partnership, pastoralists, indigenous communities, private sector conservation and government agencies have collaborated since 2007 to manage fire on a massive scale. Since its inception the program has expanded and now incorporates 4 AWC sanctuaries, 7 pastoral properties, 2 Indigenous Protected Areas and the Yampi Sound Training Area under Dept of Defence.
Reporting to the Regional Operations Manager North-West, the Regional Fire Officer is responsible for the delivery of:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
This is a newly created permanent position and offers an exciting opportunity to make a positive difference to conservation in the Kimberley.
How to apply:View details
Applications via: australianwildlife.org/work-with-awc/careers
To submit an application, visit our careers page (linked above), select the relevant job vacancy, click ‘APPLY’ and follow the prompts.
Your application must include CV and covering letter, briefly addressing the critical competencies listed in the detailed job description on our website or attached. Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
Closing date for applications: 4 December, 2020.
Position Description - Regional Fire Officer - North West JD.pdf