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Mitigation Crew Opportunities

Organisation / Entity: NSW Rural Fire Service
Job category:
  • Emergency Services
Job location:
  • Statewide
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Gosford, Central Coast and Region
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Lismore & Far North Coast
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Newcastle, Hunter & Region
  • Central & North Coasts - Newcastle & Hunter Valley / Port Macquarie & Mid-North Coast
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Goulburn & Southern Tablelands
  • Illawarra & South Coast / Wollongong & The South Coast
  • Regional NSW / Bathurst & Central West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Dubbo & West NSW
  • Regional NSW / Riverina & Murray
  • Regional NSW / Tamworth & North West NSW
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - North/North West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - South
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - West
  • Sydney Region / Sydney - Greater West
Job reference number: 00009250
Work type: Full-Time
Number of positions: 117
Total remuneration package: Crew Member: $70,369 package. Includes salary ($59,273 - $63,683) + 10.5% superannuation. Commensurate with skills and experience. Crew Leader: $80,714 package. Includes salary ($67,192 - $73,045) + 10.5% superannuation. Commensurate with skills and experience.
Contact: Mitigation@rfs.nsw.gov.au - Mitigation Recruitment Team
Closing date: 04/09/2022 - 11:59 PM



Mitigation Crew Member & Mitigation Crew Leader Opportunities


If you enjoy working outdoors and want to make a difference to the community, a role in our Mitigation Crews could be for you!

The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)  is the lead agency for bush fire management and mitigation in NSW. Fighting fires and protecting the community from emergencies is what we do!

The NSW Government recently announced a funding package which will see more than 300 mitigation roles available to support brigades, districts and communities to reduce bush fire risks across NSW. As part of the additional funding announced, 42 new ongoing Mitigation Crew roles are available in addition to existing vacancies state-wide.

Our Mitigation Crews operate state-wide to enhance the safety of our communities bush fires and other hazards.  From assisting with the AIDER Program to hazard reduction and firefighting support, you’ll have the opportunity to support front line operational work on a number of exciting and rewarding mitigation activities.

We have a number of state-wide opportunities available at locations near you – check them out here.

See more about our crews here:

We offer:

  • Full-time ongoing employment
  • 35 hour working week and generous entitlements
  • Ongoing training, learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive annual salary:
    • Mitigation Crew Member (RFS 1): $59,273 - $63,683 p.a. plus 10.5% superannuation
    • Mitigation Crew Leader (RFS 2/3): $67,192 - $73,045 p.a. plus 10.5% superannuation

What you’ll need to join our crew:

Mitigation Crew Member entry requirements include:

  • NSW RFS Bush Firefighter (BF) certification or its equivalent (or willingness to obtain within 4 weeks)
  • A current drivers licence, Class P1 or above
  • First Aid certificate (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid) or equivalent (or willingness to obtain within 4 weeks)

Mitigation Crew Leader entry requirements include:

  • NSW RFS Crew Leader (CLW and/or CLS) certification or its equivalent
  • A current Class MR drivers licence (or a Class Provisional P2 or above and the willingness and ability to obtain a medium rigid Drivers licence within 12 months, for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified roles only)
  • First Aid certificate (HLTAID003 Provide First Aid) or equivalent (or willingness to obtain within 4 weeks)

Click below to view the role descriptions and detailed list of essential requirements:

How do I apply?

To apply, please visit I Work for NSW and provide in PDF Format:

  • resume (max. four pages) outlining your job history, skills, experience and qualifications and two professional referees, and
  • A copy of your qualifications as per the essential requirements of the role

Applications close 11:59pm Sunday 4 September 2022.

Looking for more information?

Please review the Candidate Information Guide & Frequently Asked Questions here.

Head to our webpage for regular updates on upcoming Information Sessions in your local area here.

Still have questions? Why not reach out to our friendly Mitigation Recruitment team on email Mitigation@rfs.nsw.gov.au.


Additional Information

  • Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a medical assessment (medical costs will be covered by NSW RFS).
  • To prepare for physical assessment, please check out the Area Mitigation Medical and Physical Assessment Information for Candidates here.
  • Recruitment will be completed virtually via an assessment centre process
  • Successful applicants will be required to attend a paid Induction (dates and locations to be communicated)
  • You will be required to provide satisfactory evidence that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencement with the NSW RFS. Medical Exemptions are only available if you are unable to be vaccinated due to medical contraindications (see Service Standard 7.1.9 COVID-19 Vaccination)
  • We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • A recruitment (talent) pool may be created through this recruitment process. To learn more about recruitment (talent) pools, please click here.

Vacancy Reference: R22/220