Work for us

We are a small agency that makes a big impact. Our people perform an important role in the future of the forest products sector in Western Australia. Now is the time to join us as we reposition for the future!

Working in a smaller government enterprise you will have the opportunity to make a greater impact on our current and future direction. We are passionate about maintaining healthy and sustainable forests across Western Australia - spanning the beautiful South-West regions and other more remote areas of forestry, including the goldfields.

We have commenced a major transformation linked to changes in forest health and management; and the State Government investment of $350 million to expand our softwood plantations.

The FPC employs approximately 160 people in a variety of roles across our Forest Operations, New Business and Innovation, Finance, Business Services and People and Culture divisions, with staff based in eight locations throughout south west Western Australia.

Careers at Forest Products Commission

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We are a team of forestry professionals engaged in the industry from the seed to the end-product. We work with community, industry and government to deliver sustainable forest management.  We create an environment of innovation, ensuring that our plantation timber industry is a strategic and sustainable resource for the future.

We have a range of career options across the southwest and Perth CBD and through our People Plan 2021-2023 we are building the capability of our workforce and working towards our people vision of engaging our people, growing our people and future proofing our workforce by making sure we have the right people with the right skills.

How to apply

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We encourage you to visit the Jobs and Skills WA website or call 13 64 64 for assistance with preparing your application, finding employment and career progression.

How to register to receive notifications

Register to receive job alerts by visiting  JobsWA and select Email me jobs.  Enter your details, select Forest Products Commission as the Agency and receive notifications when these jobs become available. 

      

FPC Graduate Program

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Our 2022 Graduate Program is hosted in our Operations Division with three Forestry Operations Graduate Officers based in our Bunbury office enjoying rotations through forest management and silviculture operations along with harvesting and bush fire protection and remediation activities.

Our 2023 graduate program will build capability in our Operations Division.  This three-year program will be based in south west locations Bunbury, Nannup and Manjimup and provide structured training and development and coaching and mentoring, with possible rotational opportunities throughout the program.

How to register to receive notifications

Register to receive job alerts by visiting  JobsWA and select Email me jobs.  Enter your details, select Forest Products Commission as the Agency and receive notifications when these jobs become available.         

Contact us for more information

We encourage you to contact Janet Peters, Organisational Development Officer (Programs) on 0433 059 347 (call or sms) to discuss this opportunity. 

Meet our current graduates

Caitlin Knight

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management)

“I have most enjoyed my time supervising the pine plantation establishment program. I loved learning the intricacies behind a successful stand and being a part of a team supervising planters, ensuring the seedlings were given the best possible start. I am excited to be able to put this knowledge into practice and one day being able to successfully manage my own plantation.”

Caleb Palandri

Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science, Zoology)

“I have been most excited about all the field work and hands on experience I have received especially on how to maintain forests with landing rehab and plantation mapping. I am most excited about being given more responsibility and perhaps being better utilised as a university graduate in the future.”

Kathryn Robertson

Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences, Conservation and Wildlife Biology)

“The graduate program has exposed us to many different aspects of forestry these last 3 months. I have really enjoyed getting out in the field and developing my mapping skills. I am very excited to get more involved in the fire program in the upcoming season.”

Meet our people

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Greg

Greg has worked in the state’s timber industry for over 37 years. Passionate about protecting the environment from wildfires, Greg has also been involved in fire suppression over that period and having attended many of the state’s largest wildfires, Greg now uses his wealth of experience to manage the fire protection of the state’s pine plantations. Greg commenced at FPC as an entry level Operations Officer, moving through Forester and Senior Forester positions and is now Manager, Fire Management.

Britney

Britney joined the FPC in May last as a part of the FPC’s Aboriginal Traineeship Program and has commenced her journey to learn how to manage our timber industry.  Britney has attended training such as Operate 4WD and learning how to safely use a chainsaw.  Britney will continue her development, moving through the many work areas of the FPC operations.

Vanessa

Vanessa has worked in many roles at the FPC in her 21 years at the agency. Commencing as entry level Administration, Vanessa has been involved in budgeting and providing support services to Operations Officers.  She was provided an opportunity in a secondment to the field to learn more about the FPC’s operations.  Now having moved into People Services, Vanessa assists with the learning and development of our staff.

Matt 

Matt commenced with the FPC as an entry level Operations Officer and now works as a Senior Forester contributing to the plantation expansion land acquisition program.  Involved in the WA timber industry for over 19 years, Matt is passionate about community engagement and educating the public on the plantation forest industry and ensuring the sustainable development and protection of the state’s plantation resource.

Chris

Chris has been with the FPC for 10 years having commenced as an entry level Operations Officer in Kalgoorlie, managing the state’s sandalwood industry.  Now undertaking the role of Forester Wood Utilisation, Chris is passionate about sustainable management of the states timber industry with a   primary focus on making sure that the optimum product is achieved from available trees minimising wood loss. 

Our values

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Each of us striving to be our best and treating each other well this is what we stand for at the FPC.

In 2021 staff across the FPC worked collaboratively to develop new values that resonate with each of us and guide us as we go about our work. 

  • Passion
  • Empowerment
  • Teamwork
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Efficiency

We operate responsibly, ethically and sustainably. Our products and services provide renewable resources. We are committed to achieving results and delivering excellent service to our customers, partners, the community and each other. We commit to providing a safe workplace for our staff and contractors, and put the well-being and professional development of our people at the forefront of our business.

Contact us

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For more information on joining our team please contact us at peopleandculture@fpc.wa.gov.au or call or sms on 0439 517 892.

Learn more about Sustainable Forest Management

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Visit the Forest Learning website to find out more about Sustainable Forest Management. 

Forest Learning InFocus video – How do we produce Softwood? 

Forest Learning Forest Science Explorers video – Jarrah Forests: Western Australia

Page reviewed 2 December 2022