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Fire Management Officer


Employer: Desert Support Services
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Conservation & Land Management, Operations & Risk Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Perth

Job posted on: 17 April, 2019.
Applications close: 13 May, 2019.

  • Full-Time
  • 12 months with potential to extend

Located in East Perth, Desert Support Services Pty Ltd (DSS - part of the Central Desert Group) is committed to assisting traditional owners and their representative bodies to use their traditional lands to fulfil their social, cultural and economic aspirations to achieve a sustainable and independent future.

We are looking for a smart, innovative and experienced person to fill a Fire Management role on the 10 Deserts Project (10DP) - a major Indigenous land management collaboration across Australia’s deserts. The project is being managed by Desert Support Services.

This is an exceptional opportunity to develop strategies, planning processes and implement creative solutions to address the lightning fire regime which is a common threat to desert ecosystems.

This position will be part of a small project management team headed up by the General Manager - Ten Deserts Project.  This position will be based in East Perth and initially be located within DSS who is managing the 10DP but will eventually transition to Indigenous Desert Alliance

The successful person will:

  • Be suitably qualified or have significant experience of fire management in the desert;
  • Be able to build strong collaborations amongst partners and stakeholders;
  • Have a background and commitment to working with traditional owners in remote desert communities;
  • Have skills and experience in managing complex projects and contracts;
  • Experience in policy and advocacy; and
  • Be able to provide a police clearance less than 6 months old.

The successful person must be available to travel.

We can offer you:

  • Attractive staff benefits such as salary sacrificing;
  • A great team environment; and
  • Flexibility for professional development.

For full details and a detailed Duty Statement and Selection Criteria for this position, please visit the Employment Page located on the DesertSupportServices.com website.

How to apply for this job
  • Visit the Employment Page on the desertsupportservices.com website.
  • Download the Duty Statement and Selection Criteria document from our website.
  • Complete a Cover Letter expressing your interest and suitability for the advertised position.
  • Complete a written response clearly addressing and highlighting all the areas outlined under the Selection Criteria. This includes the essential and desirable qualifications, skills and experience*
  • Submit your Resume and Cover Letter with Selection Criteria attached in PDF format to the Employment Page of the website.
  • Follow the prompts as directed by the website.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close 9am Monday May 13th (WST)**

*Applications that do not include a completed Cover Letter addressing the Selection Criteria will not be accepted.

**Late applications will not be accepted.