Positions vacant

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.

Please see current vacant positions below:

Health and Safety Practitioner

  • Drive WHS culture, behaviour and systems improvement.
  • Adelaide Hills location; multi-site responsibility.

Working with considerable autonomy, you will work closely with management, operational team leaders, staff and independent contractors to drive Workplace Health and Safety awareness, compliance and the development of a proactive hazard management and safety culture.

Ensuring adequate safety resources, information and training are available and proactively delivered to reduce risks to health and safety; and that appropriate safety behaviour is embedded across multiple work locations, are important responsibilities of your key role.

You will contribute to the development of WHS policy, systems and processes and provide proactive advice and support to all stakeholders to ensure ForestrySA remains compliant with its WHS obligations under South Australian legislation. You will co-ordinate the established WHSE Committee and represent the organisation at relevant WHS forums.

Incident investigation, co-ordinating audits of contractor safety performance and the preparation of timely reports rounds out your responsibilities.

ForestrySA manages sustainable, commercial forestry plantations in the Mount Lofty Ranges (MLR) as well as significant native forest reserves and recreational facilities in the MLR and Green Triangle regions, on behalf of the South Australian Government.

ForestrySA is strongly committed to sustainability, biodiversity and conservation principles and practices.

ForestrySA is equally committed to ensuring a safe workplace for all employees and contractors and takes a proactive approach to risk identification and hazard management including the threat of potentially devasting wildfires to communities, people and assets. You can expect to be significantly involved in ForestrySA’s preventative and emergency fire response plans and training programs.

Holding relevant qualifications in WHS, you will have a proven track record as a “hands on” WHS practitioner within an industrial, civil construction, mining, or natural resources setting. Experience in fire management activities will be well regarded. A change agent by nature, you will possess strong communication and influencing skills and the ability to develop and implement a comprehensive WHS systems and processes.

ForestrySA has engaged the services of Rae Consulting Pty Ltd to assist with this recruitment process.

To apply, please submit your resume in the first instance, in confidence, to Allan Rae, Principal, Rae Consulting to Allan’s email address which is arae@raecon.com.au.

Please quote reference number R31050.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Allan on 0418 323 743.

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