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Project firefighter annual recruitment

Recruitment is now closed.

What are project firefighters?

NPWS 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 May and July, with employment contracts offered to successful candidates for up to 9 months for the period of September through to May.

Firefighting can be challenging and physically demanding. Applicants undergo a rigorous, merit-based selection process to ensure they meet the demands of the job. DEW supports workplace diversity and is committed to ensuring equality in the workplace across gender, race and age. Females and people with various ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Project firefighters form part of regional operations, located in offices across the state.

For more information about the position, please refer to the role descriptions for project firefighter and senior project firefighter.

Wondering what it takes to become a NPWS project firefighter? Get the inside story in the short video below.

A day in the life of a project firefighter