Cultural Fire and Partnerships Coordinator


Department of Fire & Emergency Services


Nambeelup, WA

Salary etc:

$102,966 - $113,590 p.a. (Level 6). Full-time. Permanent.


Position No: 006645

Pursuant to Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the occupant of this position must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

About us

As Western Australia’s leading hazard management agency, DFES performs a critical role coordinating emergency services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening life and property.

By empowering our people, we create a diverse and capable organisation where we are united and supportive allowing us to work better together. It’s crucial that as a collective, our employees, volunteers and the general public have all the tools they need to safely and effectively manage emergency events.

About the role

  • Do you have a passion for cultural fire initiatives?
  • Would you like to support communities in their use of cultural fire?
  • Are you motivated to incorporate traditional fire techniques into contemporary land management practices?

The Bushfire Centre of Excellence is seeking a Cultural Fire and Partnerships Coordinator. The position will coordinate the development and implementation of the Cultural Fire Program which will gather and incorporate cultural knowledge about traditional fire practices into products produced by the Bushfire Centre of Excellence.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has significant knowledge of traditional fire practices
  • Has excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Can identify, analyse, consolidate and communicate cultural fire knowledge
  • As the Cultural Fire and Partnerships Coordinator, you will be coordinating the Cultural Fire Program and supporting regions and communities to develop, implement and promote existing and future cultural fire programs and activities.

As part of your role, you will be integrating cultural fire knowledge into contemporary burning and land management practices, as well as contributing to training and knowledge products produced by the Bushfire Centre of Excellence.

Your role will also help to promote community understanding and awareness of cultural fire and help influence cultural change in an effective and positive manner and will model and foster values that are inclusive of the diverse stakeholder network of the Bushfire Centre of Excellence.

About the location

The Shire of Murray is one of the fastest growing districts in Australia and is located under an hour from Perth. Boasting enviable natural assets and delivering a unique lifestyle for its community, the Shire of Murray continues to experience rapid growth, as new residents flock to a rural lifestyle with all the benefits of city living.

The Bushfire Centre of Excellence facility is located off Lakes Road, Nambeelup, in the Shire of Murray’s up-and-coming Peel Business Park, which is set to become an innovative business hub.


Successful applicants must have the following prerequisites:

  • Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for this position in accordance with Section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
  • You will be required to provide evidence of your Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent prior to appointment.

Employment conditions and additional information

DFES is an emergency services organisation and all employees may be required to work or travel outside of normal business hours to assist with emergencies.

As well as a great salary and being a part of something rewarding with key networking opportunities, our employees also enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include:

  • Opportunities to assist during state wide emergency incidents.
  • Great work/life balance through flexible working and leave arrangements.
  • Long service leave after 7 years.
  • Paid parental leave as well as other attractive leave options.
  • Generous superannuation options with the Fire & Emergency Services Superannuation Fund.
  • Access to salary packaging options.
  • Professional Career Development Opportunities.

Eligibility to apply: You must be an Australian Citizen or hold permanent residency.

National Police Certificate: A condition of employment for new employees of DFES is that a current National Police Certificate (less than 3 months old) is provided prior to commencement. 

DFES supports diversity and inclusion: DFES promotes diversity and a workplace that is free of discrimination. People from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal Australians and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

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Closing date:

04-Oct-2021, 4pm