Vacant Positions

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES - MOUNT LOFTY RANGES

Commencing in October, ForestrySA requires to engage additional crew personnel for a five to six month period to perform essential forest maintenance, establishment and fire standby and  protection duties which includes prescribed and fuel reduction burns.

The work is performed under physically testing conditions and can involve extended work schedules to cover after hours, weekends and public holiday requirements.

There are two categories of employment:

  1. Temporary crew personnel: Required to work a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.
  2. Casual crew members: Required mainly for after hours, weekend and public holidays to support the temporary and full-time crews.

The positions will be located at the ForestrySA Mount Crawford or Kuipto depots however successful applicants must be willing to work from either depot.

All successful applicants are required to hold and maintain a current class "C" driver’s license (manual) for the period of employment and must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment medical and fitness examination which includes drug and alcohol screening, and a National Police check.

Ideally we seek applicants with previous firefighting experience with the CFS or similar organisation and MR/HR; 4WD; Chainsaw ticket; first aid training and experience.

Applications, in strict confidence, should be submitted by no later than 5pm, 21 September 2016.

They can be sent via mail to: Martin Winters
                                               ForestrySA
                                               Private Bag 
                                               Williamstown  SA  5351 

Or, via email to: winters.martin@forestrysa.com.au

Essential requirements

  • Must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment medical and fitness examination which includes drug and alcohol screening.
  • Pass a national Police check.
  • Current unrestricted driver’s license – Minimum "C" class manual.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team.
  • A high regard for safety.

Desirable skills / qualifications

Ideally we seek applicants with previous firefighting experience with the CFS or similar organisation with a minimum Basic Firefighting 1 qualification, MR/HR; 4WD; Chainsaw ticket; and first aid training and experience.

Temporary positions

Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week and willing to work outside of normal hours of work including weekends, public holidays and days of significant fire danger.

Casual positions

Will be mainly weekends / public holidays and times of significant fire danger.

You will be employed under the ForestrySA Enterprise Agreement 2015, Remuneration; Starting at FSA Level 2.1.

The majority of the time, seasonal staff will undertake a variety of field based and manual works, including:

  • Fire break and track clearing, chainsaw / pole saw.
  • Fencing.
  • Facilities maintenance.
  • Vehicle maintenance.
  • General silvicultural duties.
  • Surveys.
  • Training - task and fire related.

You will form part of ForestrySA Fire Crew Roster which will run throughout the season and vary due to local weather conditions. At times you may be required to be on-call at home depending on the local fire danger. Your employment with ForestrySA whether it be temporary or casual will include the above tasks as well as:

  • Firefighting, local and possible intra-state deployment and may require the incumbent to be away from home for extended periods.
  • Fire standby and patrol weekdays / weekend / public holidays and after hours.
  • Prescribed burning and forest residue reduction burns.