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Project Firefighter (Seasonal)
Environment and Water
Job reference: 366603
Location: - VARIOUS -
Job status: Short Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Project Firefighters are primarily employed to support DEW's fire suppression and prescribed burning operations. When not directly involved in firefighting activities, the Project Firefighter will undertake a broad range of fire preparedness, prevention, park management and training activities. This often involves working in a wide range of outdoor activities in often demanding and sometimes remote environments for extended periods.

For Further information about Project Firefighter roles and the Project Firefighter program, please visit the Fire Management Website -

Special Conditions

  • A current Class ‘C’ drivers licence and willingness to drive is essential.
  • Will be required to wear a uniform and appropriate PPE in accordance with Departmental policy.
  • Must be physically fit & will be required to undertake a fitness assessment to a minimum of "B" level Firefighting Role Classification as per the DEW Fire Policy & Procedures.
  • Will be required to have a current National Police Clearance Certificate.
  • Will be required to undertake intra or interstate travel which may require the incumbent to be away from home for extended periods.
  • Employees will be required to work outside of the normal hours of work including weekends, public holidays and days of significant fire danger.
  • Willingness to fly in light aircraft.
  • Will be required to participate on a roster system for duties associated with emergency response including on call & standby arrangements.
  • A flexible approach to duty hours and the taking of leave is essential.
  • This is a merit pool that will be used to fill multiple roles available in multiple regions


$45,850 - $52,291 per annum, adjusted according to hours worked (OPS1)

Recruitment Officer | T: 08 8463 4825 | E-mail:

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online. Applications should include your CV (including three referees) Pre-employment Declaration and a cover letter (optional)


Applications close: 30/04/2020 07:00 AM

- 1-Pre-Employment-Declaration.pdf
- Role Description - Project Fire Fighter OPS1.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.