Crew NRM With Fire

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Permanent Full Time
Healesville, Warburton, Melbourne - Northern Region
Environment, Operations and Maintenance, Other

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Supervisor you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

Our Waterways & Land Delivery Team are now recruiting for a Natural Resources Management (NRM) Crew Member with Fire Response in the North East region. We welcome applications from candidates who can maintain a level of fitness sufficient for firefighting and reside within 20 minutes normal driving time of the relevant Work Centres at either Healesville or Warburton.

As an NRM Crew Member with Fire Response you’ll be responsible for the execution of natural resources management, various civil maintenance works and bushfire response and preparedness activities on Melbourne Water’s Waterways and Land assets. In these hands-on positions you will be a valued member of field crews delivering works to protect our waterways, drains and water supply catchments whilst being supported with ongoing mentoring and coaching from dedicated and experienced Leading Hands, Team Leaders, and Supervisors.   

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including Staggered start and finish times, purchased leave, RDO’s, part time work. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Melbourne Water welcomes and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Ability to work proactively as a member of the team, contribute fully to team decision-making and take responsibility for own role in ensuring the safety of all team members and other personnel on site
  • Experience in natural resource management or civil asset maintenance works
  • Experience or ability to attain general firefighting qualifications
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to deliver the appropriate outcomes
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people both within Melbourne Water, external organisations and with the general public
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations
  • Ability to use initiative and innovation in a range of tasks
  • Victorian Driver’s license or ability to independently travel to work sites

Please note the following requirements for the NRM Crew Member with Fire Response:

  • Criminal Records Check
  • Medical Assessment
  • Victorian Driver’s license (manual)
  • Task based assessment for Fitness
  • Meet response time for First Attack roster

For more information, please see the attached Position Description Download File Position_Description_-_WLD_Exec_-_Crew_Member_with_Fire_.pdf

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 29 Nov 2020 at 11:55pm AEST

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