Field Officer


ACT Parks and Conservation Service


Canberra, ACT

Salary etc:

$76,147 - $77,593 p.a. + super. Temporary, Full-time.


11675, several

This position sits in the Fire Management Unit within the ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS). The section is responsible for the planning and delivery of bushfire mitigation and preparedness activities, management of the ACT fire trail network on public lands and commercial forestry operations. An essential and expanding part of the work undertaken by the FFR unit is the incorporation across the landscape of both Ngunnawal cultural burning and ecological burning. The Fire Management Unit are looking for skilled and enthusiastic people to fill the role of Field Officer, these are diverse positions that provide amazing opportunity to work across Canberra assisting in the protection of biodiversity and sustainable management practices in the ACT's reserves and rural lands.

Keen to know more? We're holding information sessions at 6pm and 7:30pm on the 18th June. Places are limited, so make sure to register by calling/emailing the relevant Contact Officer between the hours of 7:30am - 4:15pm. You can find their details in the links below.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • Applicants who do not possess nationally recognised qualifications to the equivalent of ACT RFS level of Bushfire fighter, or higher must be prepared and able to attain the qualifications. Full training will be provided to successful applicants.
  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration (act.gov.au).
  • Be currently able and prepared to undertake and maintain the Arduous level of the national firefighting task based assessment (fire fitness).
  • Be prepared to wear a uniform and work a shift roster, weekends, public holidays or evening shifts at any PCS worksite on an 'as needs' basis.
  • Possess a current manual driver's licence.

Notes: These are temporary positions available for 10 months with possibility of extension and/or permanency. Estimated start date is 2nd September 2024. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.


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