Assistant Director – Prescribed Burning and Research Utilisation
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 18 May 2021

Classification: Senior Professional Officer Grade C
Salary: $110,397 - $118,832 plus superannuation
Position No: 30404
Directorate: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 May 2021
Contact Officer: Scott Farquhar on Scott.Farquhar@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 2194

Details: The ACT Parks and Conservation Service (PCS) is a branch of EPSDD with responsibility for planning and ongoing management of our parks, reserves and commercial forests. It protects and conserves the natural resources of the ACT, promotes appropriate recreational, educational and scientific uses of our parks and reserves, and maintains the aesthetic environmental backdrop to Canberra. In addition PCS manages a commercial forestry estate on behalf of the ACT Government providing a broad recreation facility, carbon capture and an economic return for the ACT community. A core function of the ACT Parks and Conservation Service is the planning, preparation and management of fire in the landscape to incorporate Ngunnawal cultural burning knowledge and aspirations and ecological burning objectives.

An opportunity exists for a suitable qualified, innovative and experienced bushfire expert to join our team. As a member of the leadership team within the PCS Fire Management Unit, the successful applicant will oversee delivery of the complex and critical PCS prescribed burning program, including the PCS cultural burning strategy, and be responsible for the management and co-ordination of data and research to guide fire management programs.

The successful applicant will have relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive experience in natural resource management with a particular focus on operational fire management, high level research utilisation and fire behaviour.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • A relevant degree in Natural Resource Management, Forestry or equivalent is a mandatory requirement of the position.
  • This position is classified as “Fire Trained Employee” under the ACaT Public Sector Technical and Other Professional Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021. Bushfire related activities, including bushfire suppression and rostered standby, are a mandatory component of the position. Appointment / promotion / transfer to the position is conditional upon successful completion of a nationally recognized firefighting task-based fitness assessment.

Notes: Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Applications must address the position Selection Criteria (detailed in the Position Description), with no more than half a page per criteria.

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