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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.

Contracts and Procurement Manager

Kuitpo Head Office

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Contracts and Procurement Manager will be responsible for facilitating efficient and effective contract management and procurement processes while ensuring consistency with relevant legislation and organisational policies. The role will work collaboratively with contract managers and members of the Leadership Team while using initiative and judgement to improve services by identifying, developing and implementing improvements to contracts management practices and systems.

Duties will include planning; contract development; analysing requirements to create specifications and developing tender evaluation plans; preparation of documentation; and evaluation and contract establishment. Provision of advice to individual contract managers on aspects of the procurement process is required, ensuring consistency with relevant legislation and organisational policies including monitoring, adhering to and implementing compliance with appropriate legislation, the State Procurement Board, the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Office of the Industry Advocate requirements as applicable.

Applications are encouraged from individuals with the ability to provide advice on contracts and procurement processes while working within existing procedures and systems; consultation and negotiation skills and the ability to communicate well with a broad and diverse range of stakeholders.

Special Conditions
A key element of ForestrySA’s business is the protection of assets from wildfire. As such the duties of this position also involve participation in ForestrySA fire protection activities involving fire suppression and on-call activities commensurate with skills and capabilities.

Out of hours work and interstate travel may also be required.

Application Instructions
Applicants must include a CV including at least two referees and letter of application (max 2 pages) addressing the Essential and Desirable qualifications/certificates and experience.

For further information or to apply, please send your resume and application letter to frew.sarah@forestrysa.com.au or call 0437 062 942.

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Seasonal Operations Crew

Mount Lofty Ranges and Green Triangle

ForestrySA is recruiting Temporary and Casual Seasonal Operations Crew for commencement on Monday 12 October 2020, until Friday 7 May 2021.

High motivation and the ability to work within a team environment and autonomously will be expected. Applicants should have a desire to develop their skills with a safety first attitude and willingness to contribute to ForestrySA’s positive culture.

Temporary crew members will report directly to the Crew Leader and be required to perform general forest maintenance, establishment and fire protection duties, as well as being an essential fire crew member for fire standby, fire-fighting and associated training.

Successful applicants will be required to work on a roster system which includes weekends, public holidays and after-hours, which will include light work, standby and fire response as required.

Casual crew members must be available for fire standby and fire fighting at any time, including weekends and public holidays.

Forest maintenance work and forest fire fighting can be physically demanding, so all positions are subject to a medical and fitness test.

Application Instructions – Applicants must include a CV including at least two referees and letter of application (max 2 pages) addressing the Essential and Desirable Qualifications listed in the Position Description.

For further information or to apply, please send your resume and application letter to  frew.sarah@forestrysa.com.au or call 0437 576 625.

Applications close 5pm Friday 10 July 2020.

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