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Employment

Current Recruitment

Area Commander and Senior Operations Roles

The NSW Rural Fire Service currently has a number of Operational roles across NSW. This includes Area Commander and Senior Operations Roles.

The NSW RFS provides great benefits and incentives to our staff including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities
  • Attractive salary, superannuation and leave entitlements
  • Working for a highly regarded public safety agency, where supporting the local community is at the forefront of our business strategy

Find out more about the roles available.

Recruitment

Positions in the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are advertised on the NSW Government Jobs website.

In addition, rural positions may be advertised in rural newspapers as required.

Employment with the NSW RFS

What type of work is available in the NSW RFS?

The NSW RFS employs a range of people with a variety of skills and varying backgrounds. Essentially, the work carried out at Regional and District levels includes:

  • Membership (Brigade management, Learning and Development, OHS&R etc)
  • Operations (response, hazard management, mitigation, planning and community engagement)
  • Infrastructure (brigade stations, fleet, communications, IT etc), and
  • Management.

Our corporate areas include positions in the areas of:

  • environmental planning and assessment
  • development control
  • corporate planning
  • research
  • finance
  • information technology
  • volunteer support
  • human resources
  • engineering
  • executive services

just to name a few.

Where can I work?

The NSW RFS is located in over 150 centres right across NSW. The majority of these centres are located in Districts. However, we have four Regional Offices (North, South, East and West), three Customer Service Centres (Glendenning, Coffs Harbour and Batemans Bay) and Operational and Mitigation Services bases plus our Headquarters at Lidcombe.

For further information on employment with the NSW RFS see the Information for Employment brochure or contact the Membership Coordination Unit by email mcu@rfs.nsw.gov.au or telephone 02 8741 5236.

You may also consider joining your local Rural Fire Brigade as a volunteer member.