Fire Protection Coordinator

Branch: Forest Management
Salary: GOSAC Award, Level 4, $87,712 to $92,057
Position no: FPC3155360
Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Bunbury
Closing date: 2023-10-02 4:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

Fire Protection Coordinator, AV File: HR491

This is a permanent full time position

We are seeking an experienced and highly organised professional to join our team


Grow your career at the Forest Products Commission!

The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is a small Government agency that makes a big impact. We work in native and plantation forestry across the diverse environment of Western Australia. Our work is shaping the future of the forest products industry.

The FPC is currently transitioning its business in alignment with the government’s changes in forest policy. This will result in a shift from commercial scale native forestry to a focus on thinning for forest health and increased softwood plantation development activity to support WA’s housing and construction industry.

About the Role

The FPC owns and manages approximately 80,000 hectares of plantations on both freehold and public land. We have a direct responsibility for fire protection and suppression on freehold land, and support other government agencies in managing the threat of fire to forest assets on public land. 

The Fire Protection Coordinator is responsible for organising and recording all fire protection training and managing assets/supplies to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.  The position supports the FPC’s fire activities through effective utilisation of resources,  communication and management of financial information.

The ideal candidate for this role will

  • be passionate about the environment and sustainability.
  • have a deep level of integrity.
  • be able to inspire their team to perform at their optimum.
  • be self-motivated and driven to succeed.

Further details regarding the duties and responsibilities can be found in the attached JDF.

About the Forest Products Commission

We are a team of professionals engaged in the industry from the seed to the end-product. We work with community, industry and government to create a vibrant forestry industry. We will create an environment of innovation, ensuring that our forests are a strategic and sustainable resource for the future.

For further information about FPC please visit

Why work for the Forest Products Commission?

In addition to a competitive salary, our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Career and professional development programs and opportunities;
  • Uniform allowance - plus additional provisions for safety wear (PPE);
  • A range of salary packaging and other subsidies; and
  • An Employee Assistance Program including additional wellbeing services for you and immediate family members.


Bunbury is an exciting place to live and work, the cosmopolitan seaside city is renowned for its wild but friendly bottlenose dolphins which you can meet at the shoreline or out in the bay aboard a dolphin watching and swimming tour. It's also the setting of many maritime legends, with trendy restaurants, boutique shops and alluring coffee houses and cafes.

Want to find out more? Call for a confidential chat now!

For further information about this employment opportunity, you are encouraged to contact Greg Hodgson, Manager Fire Protection on (08) 9725 5246 or emailing

How to Apply

 Applicants are required to apply online and submit:

  • A comprehensive CV. Your CV should provide enough detail to allow the selection panel to assess your skills and experience relevant to the position;
  • A cover letter (no more than 2 pages) demonstrating the breadth of skills, knowledge and experience you can bring to be successful in the role and how you align with our values. Refer to the attached job description form for full position details; and
  • Contact details of two recent referees, including your current line manager.

If you have trouble downloading attachments or wish to enquire about the process, please contact People and Culture by emailing (Not to be used for applications).

Please note that recommended applicants are required to provide a WA National Police Certificate issued within a month, prior to appointment. Overseas police certificates may be required.

The FPC has elected to engage an external recruitment firm to assist with sourcing candidates for this position and may conduct further search activities or extend the closing date, if required to extend the field of applicants.

Substantive Equality Statement

The Forest Products Commission is an equal opportunity employer, we recognise the value that people of diverse backgrounds bring to the workforce. Supported by our People Plan 2021-2023, we are committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes through the recruitment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, people with disability, women, people of diverse sexualities and genders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

As a measure to achieve equality, sections 51, 66R and 66ZP of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 apply to this position. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people (24 years of age and under) and people with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply and to indicate within their application to which diversity group they belong. If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to the application or interview process, including alternate methods of communication, please contact us at We encourage applicants to visit the Jobs and Skills WA website or call 13 64 64 for assistance with preparing your application, finding employment and career progression.

Late applications will not be accepted. To avoid last minute congestion of the system, please endeavour to submit your application well before the closing time.

- JDF - Level 4 - Fire Protection Coordinator.pdf

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