Project Firefighters

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Fixed Term Contract, Permanent Full Time
Healesville, Thomson Reservoir, Warburton, Melbourne - Docklands
Environment, Operations and Maintenance

Melbourne Water are looking for people who want to help protect our precious water catchments from bushfire by becoming Seasonal Firefighters as part of Forest Fire Management Victoria crews.

Each year, Melbourne Water employs field based Seasonal Firefighters in providing the first line of defence to protect water quality and capacity, you’ll help to keep our water, flora and fauna safe for all.

As a Seasonal Firefighter you will join teams at one of our three work centres; Healesville, Warburton, and Thomson Dam. You will report to a highly experienced and tenured Supervisor in each region. You’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environments, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

It's a job where no two days are the same. Seasonal firefighting is a great way to make a contribution, be challenged, work as part of a team and develop career pathways.

Are you ready for the challenge?

All training will be provided and positions are open to those who:

  • Have a high level of fitness
  • Are a team player
  • Hold a current manual drivers licence.
  • Have the flexibility to commit to a rostering arrangements between October to April.
  • Reside permanently within 30 minutes of normal driving time from the Warburton, Healesville and Thomson work centres.

Taking on a Seasonal Firefighting position involves more than just fire suppression activities in our catchments.  You’ll also take part in implementing preventative measures, land management work, water supply maintenance and general maintenance.

For further information, visit the Forest Fire Management Victoria Website.


Applications open close on Sunday 1 August 2021.

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