2017-18 Project Firefighter annual recruitment

Annual recruitment for the 2017-18 fire season is now open.

Current opportunities

New applicants

Project Firefighter

  • Salary: $47,791 per annum / $1,832 per fortnight (OPS1)
  • Role description
  • Apply online (you must also upload your resume in .PDF or .DOC format)

Senior Project Firefighter

  • Salary: $50,815 - $55,003 per annum / $1,948 - $2,108 per fortnight (OPS2)
  • Role description
  • Apply online (you must also upload your resume in .PDF or .DOC format)

Re-applicants from 2016-17 season

If you were employed as a DEWNR project firefighter in the 2016-17 season and want to reapply for the 2017-18 season please complete one of the following application forms.

Project Firefighter

  • Salary: $47,791 per annum / $1,832 per fortnight (OPS1)
  • Role description
  • Apply online (you must also upload your resume in .PDF or .DOC format)

Senior Project Firefighter

  • Salary: $50,815 - $55,003 per annum / $1,948 - $2,108 per fortnight (OPS2) 
  • Role description
  • Apply online (you must also upload your resume in .PDF or .DOC format)

 

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 28 June 2017.

Recruitment application process

The recruitment process has seven steps. For more information see the Project Firefighters Recruitment Step Process flow chart

Interviews

Interviews are scheduled to occur between Monday 10 July 2017 and Friday 14 July 2017.

If you are successful in gaining an interview you must complete the following documents and bring them with you to the interview:

What are Seasonal Project Firefighters?

DEWNR employs Seasonal Project Firefighters annually, to assist in delivering its fire and land management responsibilities. Participation in bushfire suppression and prescribed burning operations are the major focus of the job.

The statewide recruitment process occurs annually between the months of June and July, with employment contracts being offered to successful candidates for up to 9 months for the period of September through to May.

Project Firefighting can be challenging and physically demanding. Applicant’s undergo a rigorous, merit based selection process ensuring they meet the demands of the job. DEWNR supports workplace diversity and is committed to ensuring equality in the workplace across gender, race and age. Women and people with various ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Project Firefighters form part of Regional Programs Fire Management, located in various regional offices spread across the state of South Australia. 

For further desirable skills and other information about the position, please refer to the role descriptions for Project Firefighter and Senior Project Firefighter

Wondering what it takes to become a DEWNR project firefighter? Get the inside story from the staff themselves in the short video below.

 

More information

Contact

For further information please contact DEWNRFireManagement@sa.gov.au or (08) 8124 4833.