Job Details - Fire Management Officer - Planning

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496623 Engin, Construct & Maint Permanent Full Time Community Services & Development
Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A)- Level 5 Petrie $80,669 pa9 day fortnight up to 12% superannuation leave loading72.5 hour fortnight4 weeks annual leave


Please note:

  • You will be required to participate in the on-call roster, and undertake various roles as required within the Local Disaster Coordination Centre and fire Incident Management teams during times of emergency.


Moreton Bay Regional Council is Australia's third largest local government, conveniently located between the Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast.

The Moreton Bay Region is a diverse area, spanning more than 2000 square kilometres and boasting everything from rural townships to urban centres, coastal villages and thriving business precincts – We've Got It All.

Moreton Bay Regional Council employs more than 1700 staff dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 425,000 residents. With your skills, join council's team and help make a difference to one of South-East Queensland's fastest growing urban areas.  

The role

Your responsibilities will include assessing, planning and implementing operational activities to manage bush fire risk on Council managed bush land and open space including scheduling of staff for planned burns, wildfire response, trail investigation and construction. You will Manage and analyse fire history, planning information, and other relevant data, including the development and maintenance of information for Council’s GIS/mapping systems.


To be successful in this role you must possess a tertiary qualification in environmental studies, public safety (firefighting) or other relevant fields and the ability to research, develop and deliver effective bush land fire management strategies and programs within budget limitations. You will have highly developed conservation technical knowledge and expertise with an emphasis on fire management, natural area ecology, flora and fauna and conservation operations. 


This role with Council offers excellent working conditions, generous employer funded superannuation benefits (up to 12%) and a 9 day fortnight in addition to four weeks paid annual leave per year. Council’s work locations have local parking.

Work Location

Please note that whilst the current work location for this position is specified above, staff may be required to transfer to any of council's work locations with notice. Council currently has depots located at Arana Hills, Bribie Island, Burpengary, Dayboro, Deception Bay, Caboolture, Margate, Petrie, Samford, Woodford and a range of other facilities located throughout the region.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role. Applicants will need to attach the following documents:

  • A current resumé or curriculum vitæ
  • A covering letter or expression of interest (maximum 2 pages) which details your suitability for the role.

Role Description

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Further Information

To obtain further details please contact council's Customer Service Team, telephone (07) 3205 0555.

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