Fire Operations Officer


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Pemberton, WA

Salary etc:

$79,156 - $84,977 p.a. + super (Level 3). Permanent, Full-time.


Position No. DBCA0294482

Pemberton is a town in the southwest corner of Western Australia. It’s known for the tall karri trees of Gloucester National Park, including the Gloucester Tree with its lookout point. Also in the park are the Cascades waterfall and Lefroy Brook’s rocky rapids. Just outside town are more giant karris at Warren National Park and vast dunes at Yeagarup Beach.

Under the direction of the District Fire Coordinator, this position:

  • Assists in the planning, organisation and implementation of works programs and operations relating to fire management. 
  • Undertakes a range of information gathering activities associated with priority flora and threatened ecological communities which better inform the preparation and delivery of the burn program. 
  • Undertakes an active role in departmental prescribed burning and bushfire suppression operations. 
  • Participates in the preparation and delivery of allocated works programs to agreed standards and timeframes. 
  • Monitors and reports on operations. 
  • Liaises with community, key stakeholders and community groups in a positive and informed manner.

Selection Criteria 

  1. Knowledge of and experience in the management of fire related activities for biodiversity conservation and community asset protection purposes including bushfire suppression, incident management principles and practices and the planning and implementation of prescribed burning programs. 
  2. Experience in liaising with external organisations, including local authorities, private companies, other government agencies, stakeholders (including indigenous) and community interest groups. 
  3. Knowledge and skills in leading and managing teams, including implementing works programs, scheduling work, setting and reviewing goals and controlling and reviewing progress, with a preference for experience in managing volunteers and contractors. 
  4. Good oral and written communication skills, including report writing as well as demonstrated experience in GIS, and electronic data management preferably related to fire management.

Date published:


Closing date:

12 noon, 19-Jun-2024