Mitigation Officer

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Mitigation officers are expert at assessing potential environmental risks such as floods and fires and are responsible for proposing precautions and emergency plans to best manage and minimise harm. Professionals within this field may specialise within a particular risk area for example fire, earthquakes or cyclones and this may dictate the type of employment they find. Generalist roles do exist however, particularly in local, state and federal government and in industries which deal with natural resources, for example mining and the construction industry.