Seasonal Forestry Worker


Forestry Corporation of NSW


Narrandera, Forbes or Condobolin, NSW

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Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of plantation and native forests in NSW.  FCNSW manages renewable timber production, environmental values and tourism across more than two million hectares of NSW. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Seasonal Forestry Worker to join our team and assist with a wide range of forestry work. We are seeking someone with a broad skill set who proudly exhibits our core values and behaviours of Wellbeing, Respect, Integrity and Innovation.  Women and people with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

This role may undertake a variety of works such as:

  • Hazard reduction burning and bushfire fighting;
  • Weed control;
  • Road and fire trail maintenance;
  • Building and facilities maintenance;
  • Vehicle and equipment maintenance;
  • Assisting with tree marking, ecological and cultural heritage surveys ahead of forest operations; and
  • Forest inventory.

The opportunity available is seasonal in nature and workloads will vary depending on wildfire conditions. You may work extended hours/shifts/days under physically testing conditions. You will be part of the organisation’s fire readiness strategy and will be on our fire roster.  At times you will be required to be on-call at home depending on the local fire danger.  

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated skills and/or experience in forestry, farming, outdoor or construction works.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to meet work standards and deadlines.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills and willingness to learn new technologies. 
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s licence (and other relevant licences).
  • A great attitude and willingness to adhere to our core values and behaviours.

Experience or competency in the following would be highly regarded:

  • Experience in chainsaw use;
  • Experience in bushfire fighting;
  • Truck licence (MR, HR, HC etc);
  • First aid, use of chemicals and any trade qualifications.
  • Studying for or have tertiary qualifications, particularly forestry, environmental or natural resource sciences.

What’s On Offer:

  • Competitive remuneration including weekend penalty rates, public holidays and additional loading for fire-fighting duties;
  • Five day intensive training program gaining nationally recognised qualifications in fire-fighting;
  • Long term opportunities to gain extensive training in; Forest Firefighter, Advanced Firefighter, Crew Leader and Group Leader and Divisional Commander;
  • Training in 4WD driver safety; and
  • An opportunity to transition into a full-time role with FCNSW.

Medical Requirements:

The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete medical examinations, drug and alcohol screening, a fitness test (called the Task Based Assessment) and accreditation courses for fire-fighting to commence and retain employment. 


  • Narrandera or
  • Forbes or
  • Condobolin

The applicant who meets our criteria and resides within 45 minutes from the FCNSW work centres will be looked upon favourably.

Work Type: Temporary Appointment

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