Fire Lookout Observer - Blue Mountain

Location Hepburn


As a Fire Lookout Observer, your main responsibility is the detection and monitoring of fires to determine location, size, direction, fire behaviour and monitoring planned burning operations. Work is often carried out at heights in isolated locations. Successful applicants may be required to operate from a number of tower locations within a district for both emergency response and planned burning activities.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications Experience operating two-way radios and communications equipment. Safe and effective vehicle driving skills with training and experience in 4WD, defensive driving, and minor vehicle maintenance. Successful applicants will also be required to hold a valid Drivers licence.

This is a casual position for the 2020/21 fire season available for a period until 31 May 2021. Salaries commence from $49,721 to $56,297 pa plus superannuation, subject to skills and experience. The position is located in Blue Mountain.

To be considered for this position, your application should include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the Key Selection Criteria detailed in the position description, including the Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications and Knowledge and Skills sections. For further information please refer to the attached position description. Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 03 August 2020.

Other relevant information: Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form, a National Police Check and meet the medical and fitness requirements outlined in the position description. We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Victorian Government
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Full Time


4 Sep 2020


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