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Employee Profiles

The Employee Profiles publication features a number of interviews with staff about their different roles at DFES. You can read more about the following careers:

  • Career Firefighter
  • Station Officer
  • Personnel Payroll Officer
  • Welfare Coordinator
  • Workers Compensation Officer
  • Senior Environmental Officer
  • Communications Systems Officer
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Other Careers

There are many different career paths in the support services of the Department of Fire and Emergency Services:

Corporate Services

Information and Communications Technology (ICT)

  • Computer Support Officers
  • Database, Network & System Administrators
  • Programmers
  • Radio Communication Technicians
  • System Administrators

Business Services

  • Accounting, Finance, Funding & Budget Management
  • Insurance
  • Procurement/Contract Management
  • Records Management

Media & Corporate Communications

  • Forum & Event Management
  • Media Management
  • Marketing & Promotions

Human Resources

  • Employee Relations
  • Human Resource Consultancy
  • Payroll
  • Workers’ Compensation & Injury Management
  • Volunteer & Youth Services
  • Wellness & Welfare
  • Workforce Planning

Asset Planning & Delivery

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Automotive Trades
  • Infrastructure & Service Planners
  • Fleet Management
  • Property Management

Governance & Strategy

  • Audit & Risk Management
  • Business Planning & Reporting
  • Information System Managers
  • Investigations
  • Policy & Legislation Officers
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Project Management


  • Air Services
  • Building Fire Safety Officers
  • Community Engagement
  • Engineering Trades
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Engineer
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Learning & Development
  • Marine Rescue Services

Office of the Commissioner

  • Bushfire Risk Management
  • Health & Safety Services
  • Ministerial Liaison

Regardless of the role you undertake, in all DFES divisions there are opportunities for professional and personal development across many areas.

Training is provided by highly qualified trainers to enable you to perform to the best of your ability.

Career opportunities within DFES are advertised in The West Australian newspaper, local papers if applicable Intersector (the Western Australian Public Sector magazine).

Alternatively, visit the current career opportunities page for positions currently advertised.


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