Senior Fire Management Officer


Northern Territory Government


Katherine, NT

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$85,637 - $94,223 p.a. (Technical 4). Ongoing.



The Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security is seeking a Senior Fire Management Officer to join the Bushfires NT team, with the position located in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory.

The position provides leadership and management of the Savanna’s operational team to develop, implement and manage regional bushfire management plans. The position oversees the coordination of internal and external resources to deliver rural fire management programs including planned burn programs, fire preparedness and response activities to reduce bushfire risk to Northern Territory communities within geographical, technical and financial limits. The position is integral to the operational activities and responses undertaken by staff across the Savanna region, particularly in preparation and response to the Top End fire seasons.

Bushfires NT leads rural bushfires management in the Northern Territory. It works with landowners and the wider community to manage bushfires by providing support for mitigation, management and suppression activities and by coordinating landowner and volunteer participation in response to wildfires. 

If you are motivated and enjoy working in a challenging environment with a high level of community interest, then this could be the position for you.

Note: All NTPS employees are required to provide evidence of having completed two COVID-19 vaccinations or in certain circumstances a medical exemption.

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