Fire Operations Officer


Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions


Esperance, WA

Salary etc:

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


Position No. DBCA3162421

Esperance is a beautiful coastal town with the most stunning coastal scenery with white beaches and turquoise waters. Esperance is a popular town for tourism and abounds in natural attractions including several National Parks in the region. 

About this role

To be successful in this role, working under the direction of the District Fire Coordinator you will:

  • Effectively assist in the planning, organisation and implementation of works programs and operations relating to fire management.
  • Have experience in prescribed burning and bushfire suppression operations.
  • Be a team player who can work in an environment that can involve a diverse range of tasks and priorities, particularly operational activity
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of allocated works programs to agreed standards and timeframes.
  • Effectively monitors and reports on operations.
  • Have strong communication skills and be able to liaise 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. 

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