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Project Fire Fighter
Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 403180
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 other fire prevention, park management and training activities. This involves working in a wide range of outdoor activities in often demanding and sometimes remote environments for extended periods.

For further information about 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 and will be required to undertake a fitness assessment to a minimum of “B” level Firefighting Role Classification as per the DEW Fire Policy and Procedures.
  • 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 and standby arrangements.
  • A flexible approach to duty hours and the taking of leave is essential.
  • This role has been designated as a Position of Trust pursuant to the standards required in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. By applying for this role you consent to being screened under the process of obtaining a National Police Clearance (NPC), and to the Department requiring you to obtain a NPC.
  • This is a merit pool.
  • Multiple positions are available and different contract types and lengths may be offered.

Various length Full time contracts until 28 May 2021.

$52,291 per annum (OPS1)

Natalia Tanti, Fire Management Officer

Application Instructions
All applications must be submitted online and should include:

  • Completion of online application form (essential)
  • CV (including three referees) and a cover letter (optional)
  • Pre-employment Declaration (essential)
  • Current National Police Certificate (essential)

Please refer to the above Fire Management website for further details on how you can obtain a National Police Clearance.

Applications close: 30/03/2021 11:00 PM

- Pre-Employment Declaration.pdf
- Role Description - Project Fire Fighter 2020.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.