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Project firefighter annual recruitment

Applications are now closed

Missed the application date? You can register your interest for positions that may become available during the season by signing up to the term pool.

What are project firefighters?

NPWS employs seasonal project firefighters every year to help deliver its fire and land management responsibilities. Participation in bushfire suppression and prescribed burning operations are the major focus of the job.

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

Recruitment occurs between May and July, with employment contracts offered to successful candidates for up to 9 months from September 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, Aboriginal people, and people with diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply.

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

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