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Consider a career in forestry

As a South Australian commercial and community forest manager, a position with ForestrySA can take many forms.

From forest fire management, planting and managing new forests, harvesting and marketing timber, native forest management, forest recreation management, community engagement to finance and administration, many skills are required to run our business efficiently.

ForestrySA maintains a clear focus on safety and development, supporting all staff within a team-based environment.

You can view our current vacant positions below:

Forest Fire Operations

ForestrySA manages sustainable commercial radiata pine plantations in South Australia’s Mount Lofty Ranges (MLR) region together with extensive native forests and recreational reserves and facilities in the MLR and Green Triangle region in South East South Australia.

A vital and constant focus of ForestrySA business activities and risk management effort is the proactive prevention of bushfire. The protection of people, plantation and native forest, recreational assets for the community and the natural environment from the threat and devastation of wildfire, is fundamental to ForestySA.

A core team of respected, experienced and highly trained firefighting personnel, complemented by seasonal firefighters; a fleet of purpose-built firefighting equipment; strategically positioned fire towers and fire detection capability; all underpinned by a strong fire management structure and established systems has enabled ForestrySA to earn a hard-won reputation as a capable forest industry fire brigade.

Ensuring this state of readiness to be maintained takes vigilance, a proactive organisation-wide effort, a balance between strategic/tactical planning and pragmatic on-the-ground coordination.

If you are interested in being part of this meaningful, challenging effort then a rare opportunity exists for an experienced fire management professional to join the team to coordinate, optimise and support the organisation’s fire response capability including the fire training program. The position will be based at the ForestrySA offices situated in the heart of the Kuitpo Forest (Meadows) in the MLR.

To secure this key fire role, you will need to demonstrate broad, pragmatic experience coordinating fire operations in a forest or natural resource setting; hold relevant firefighting qualifications and ideally complementary tertiary qualifications. Collaborative, proactive, flexible and adaptable, you take a disciplined safety-first approach to your work  and most importantly, you are a positive, supportive team player.

ForestrySA has engaged the services of Rae Consulting Pty Ltd to assist with this appointment. To apply, please submit your resume in the first instance, in confidence, to Allan Rae, Principal, Rae Consulting Pty Ltd via email arae@raecon.com.au quoting reference number R31048. Initial enquiries may be directed to Allan on 0418 323 743.

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