Seasonal Staff Required - Bombala

NSW Government

Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 03/09/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Forestry

Job description:

Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. Managing more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia, Forestry Corporation of NSW adheres to the values of integrity, collaboration, respect, innovation, customer and stakeholder focus, safety and sustainability


Forestry Corporation is currently looking for seasonal firefighters of varying backgrounds and skill sets for the upcoming fire season. Here at Forestry Corporation we value diversity and would strongly encourage members of Aboriginal communities and women to consider applying for this position.

Successful applicants will work within a team on fire mitigation and forest management activities as well as hazard reduction burning and wildfire suppression operations. Employment is on a seasonal basis and workloads will vary depending on bush-fire conditions. You will be required to work extended hours/shift/days under physically testing conditions.


In addition to emergency firefighting, all Seasonal Staff may be employed to undertake a variety of field based and manual works including:

  • Fire standby and patrol after hours and on weekends
  • Working at heights in a Fire Lookout Tower
  • Spraying woody weeds such as wattle using a chemical backpack spray unit
  • Cleaning out blocked road culverts using a shovel
  • Roadside clearing using brush-hooks, pole saws and chainsaws
  • Cutting out pine regeneration growing within compartments using pruning shears or brush cutters
  • Clearing fire trails of fallen trees using chainsaws
  • Fencing maintenance and construction
  • Sign construction and maintenance
  • General maintenance around forest headquarters and picnic areas
  • Hazard reduction burning and establishment burning in autumn/winter
  • General field work in pine plantations and native forests

All successful applicants will be required to satisfactorily complete medical examinations, Drug and Alcohol screening, a Fitness Test (called the Task Based Assessment) and accreditation courses for firefighting to commence and retain employment.


The successful candidate will possess:

  • ·        Current drivers licence (truck drivers licence desirable)
  • ·    Physical fitness (must be able to pass medical examination and various functional/fitness tests).
  • ·        Ability to work within a team.
  • ·        A high regard for safety.


Desirable skills are ability to operate fire tanker or heavy plant and national firefighting competencies specifically for bush/forest firefighter or higher and recent bush/forest fire fighting experience. Bush firefighting experience is not mandatory. Candidates will ideally live within 25 minutes of designated work location.

Location:  Bombala, NSW

Work Type: Maximum Term Contract

Contact: Jason Vincent on 0428 467 172

How to apply: All applicants must apply online at Please submit your resume and answer all selection questions on I work for NSW.

Closing date: Applications must be received by 28 September 2018