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Careers at the RFS

At the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) we’re committed to a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce which reflects our communities across NSW.

We offer a range of challenging and rewarding work across a number of disciplines where we thrive in a culture centred on mutual respect, development and flexibility.

Serve the communities of NSW with us!

The RFS Organisational Structure comprises of the following divisions:

  • Field Operations
  • Office of the Commissioner
  • People and Strategy
  • Preparedness and Capability
  • Technology, Finance and Legal

Recruitment to the following operational programs occur annually:

These roles are located across the state and are a great opportunity to work closely with the community and volunteer members. Training and induction for these roles occurs at the RFS State Training Academy facility in Dubbo.

The RFS State Headquarters is based at Sydney Olympic Park and hosts many of our corporate and strategic operational and business functions. In addition, there are seven Area Command offices located across the state who provide support across three functional areas:

  1. People and Business
  2. Community Risk
  3. Capability

The RFS State Warehouse is based at Glendenning, and primarily supports warehouse, logistics and transport functions for the agency.

Our Values

  • Mutual Respect
  • Adaptability and Resourcefulness
  • One Team, Many Players, One Purpose
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Support, Friendship and Camaraderie
  • Community and Our Environment
  • Knowledge and Learning

Our members come from all walks of life, bringing different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives to our organisation. We value a diverse and inclusive workplace and actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal people, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Looking for your next career opportunity?

Share your passion for community focussed work while enjoying excellent conditions and work life balance.

An excellent pathway to a career with the RFS is to join the service through volunteering at your local Rural Fire Brigade. Many of our volunteer members are given the opportunity to undertake the necessary training and qualifications to allow them to obtain paid employment with the RFS, and many staff members continue to retain their volunteer membership and support their local brigade.

Explore our open opportunities here: NSW Rural Fire Service Employment Opportunities

We have locations right across NSW incorporating both Administrative, Operational and Leadership roles. In each of our individual roles, we support the goals of the RFS, we come together to ensure the safety of each other and the communities we serve.