Forestry seeking summer staff

Forestry seeking summer staff

Kerryanna Reiners, who joined Forestry Corporation's summer works program during 2015.
Kerryanna Reiners, who joined Forestry Corporation’s summer works program during 2015.

Forestry Corporation of NSW is seeking seasonal staff in the Tumut area for its summer works program.

Stewardship and Fire Supervisor Rod Baker said the summer works program involved activities ranging from roadside clearing to weed control, firefighting and hazard reduction burning.

A key part of the role is working in a crew to complete essential works required to maintain good access to Forestry Corporation’s pine plantations to protect them from bushfires.

“We are looking for people who enjoy working outdoors, who are available to work full time from mid-November until around April or May next year depending on weather conditions and the volume of work and who can work after hours and on weekends as required,” Mr Baker said.

“An important part of the role is being available to fight fires if a wildfire breaks out, which includes being on standby and assisting with firefighting in other parts of the state.

“However, if we are lucky enough to have a quiet fire season we also have a large program of summer work for our seasonal staff in State forests throughout the local area.

“Our seasonal staff will work in small crews throughout the summer, so we are looking for people who are fit, enjoy working outdoors and work well as part of a team.”

Kerryanne Reiners, who joined Forestry Corporation’s summer works program during 2015 and has continued to work with the organisation, said the seasonal positions provided a great opportunity to work in the forests in and around Tumut.

“As someone who loves being active and outdoors, I found Forestry Corporation’s summer works program was ideal for me,” Kerryanne said.

“The work is quite physical so it requires a good level of fitness, but no two days are the same and I found it really rewarding being part of a great crew doing a wide variety of interesting work in local forests.”

Applications close on 30 September 2016. For more information about Forestry Corporation of NSW or to apply for a role, visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au