First Nations Fire Trainee

Job Description

First Nations Fire Trainee

Gladstone Regional Council is proud to help facilitate the upskilling of our region in a diverse range of roles and across a variety of Council locations. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation that is committed to delivering outstanding service to our community. 

Council has an opportunity to appoint 2 x maximum-term full time First Nations Fire Trainees to contribute to Council’s success. This traineeship opportunity is for a 2-year period to complete a Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management focused on traditional land management practices whilst assisting Gladstone Regional Council with conservation and land management tasks. You will receive guidance, mentorship and on-the-job training from our First Nations Fire and Land Officer.

The positions are based at the Gladstone Depot. The employment contract will commence on Monday 20 January 2025.

We are seeking someone who identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

What’s on Offer

  • Working hours of 7am-4pm on a 9 day fortnight
  • We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees.
  • We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution.
  • You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance.
  • We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Recruitment Process

Stage 1 – Apply prior to the close date

Please submit your application via the link below or obtain a hard copy application at our Customer Service counter at 101 Goondoon Street, Gladstone.

Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.

Stage 2 – Participate in aptitude testing

Stage 3 – Participate in an interview

The shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview in Gladstone during the week commencing 23-27 September.

Stage 4 – Pre-employment checks

Gladstone Regional Council conducts pre-employment assessments as part of its recruitment process. These will include

  • proof of identification
  • pre-employment medical, including drug and alcohol testing, and respirator fit testing
  • National Police check
  • document checks

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.