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Old 16th Aug 2010, 04:42
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Fire spotting job ad

I'm looking into the WA fire spotting position (Dept of Environment & Conservation) listed last friday on AFAP. However there's no mention of how to apply, and I can't find the job listed on DEC or WA govt websites.

Can anyone point me to the right place to apply, or at least the original job ad?
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 05:50
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Couldn't see anything on the AFAP add either. Link to a website but didn't give job number.

There were a couple of phone numbers listed. Give them a call and ask where to send your resume.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 05:52
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For Specific Inquires: Please contact Greg Simpson on (08) 9771 7922
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 06:29
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I applied to do this over 20yrs ago and was one of the finalists they were picking from that year.
What type of aircraft/how many do they fly now for this role???
I cannot find any info on their website or by doing a google search.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 06:35
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I'm not in WA so trying to avoid a toll call unless necessary. Web search number would indicate the job is posted on WA govt job site but no luck with that.

Aussie027 - there's a couple of threads about this job in previous years. They seem to be operating Champion Scouts (upgraded Decathlons?) from about 3 locations.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 06:41
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From the research I have done they have nine Decathlon's. There's a video on YouTube that might be of interest, here's the link:

YouTube - CALM Firespotting 2003-4

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Old 16th Aug 2010, 06:49
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They fly Scouts now, from my knowledge have bases at Dwellingup, Jandakot, Bunbury, Manjimup & Albany.

Recent discussion with those in the know indicate that they require 10hr command on similar size tailwheel aircraft....and that the jobs usually get heaps of applicants and fill quick....
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 07:05
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Thanks, who makes the Scout?? Never heard of it.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 07:34
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There was a great thread about this job when it was advertised last year. Definitely worth searching for.
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Old 16th Aug 2010, 07:43
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no luck calling

I've tried calling Greg Simpson all day but the phone has just rung out each time. Does anyone have an email address to send a CV to?

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Old 16th Aug 2010, 08:03
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Hey Aussie027,

Google is your friend :

Scout Specifications
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 05:41
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Thanks for the info guys.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 09:22
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Bird-dog/others applying

Any luck contacting Greg Simpson or finding out how to apply?

Closing date is this Friday but I don't see how they're going to get a good spectrum of applicants if there's no way of applying!
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 09:32
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I'm not in WA so trying to avoid a toll call unless necessary.
Looks like if the job is not worth a toll call to you, you may not get it...!

Would be very surprised if it is someone other than a local with contacts who gets this job. It comes up every year and 'everyone' knows that it is coming...!
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 10:25
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I was based in Perth last year and applied months before the advert and had chatted with Greg a couple of times on the phone but was turned down. I heard they give the jobs to very low hour guys/girls and guess that is why I and many others got the friendly no thank you letter. Also a number of guys returned from the previous season so there were very few slots. I'm busy flying elsewhere now so will not be applying although I would love to get some more tail wheel time.

If you can't work out how to get hold of Greg Simpson then you have failed before you start, I have his email address and there is not a chance I'm giving it out. And if it is the cost of a call you are worried about you don't deserve it!

Scouts are made by Champion, nice aircraft, love flying tail wheel.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 14:57
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However last year after the last Simpson mass exidess, (2nd year running) re manjimup, they started calling ex spotters on a contract rate.
$40+ per flying hour if i recall.
Despiration.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 15:52
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Send application to:
People Services Branch
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Bentley Delivery Centre
WA 6983

Dot point CV 2 pages maximum with numbers of 2 referees.

Yes you have to buy a stamp.
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Old 18th Aug 2010, 02:10
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However last year after the last Simpson mass exidess, (2nd year running) re manjimup, they started calling ex spotters on a contract rate.
$40+ per flying hour if i recall.
Despiration.
Glad to see the WA state government pays the award rate....
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Old 20th Aug 2010, 04:30
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It's Western Australia mate! Can't rush these things you know...!

(Just joking so don't take offence)
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Old 20th Aug 2010, 04:33
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