First listed on: 26 July 2021

Water Monitoring Officer - Menangle

We are NSW’s bulk water supplier, river operator and your one-stop shop for licensing, water trades and water information.  We supply two thirds of water used in NSW from our 42 dams, rivers and pipelines to regional towns, irrigators, Sydney Water and local water utilities. We also own and operate the largest surface and groundwater monitoring network in the southern hemisphere and build, maintain and operate essential infrastructure. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Water Monitoring Officer to join our Water & Catchment Protection Team (based in Menangle). You will be responsible the operation and maintenance of water monitoring sites and equipment to enable the collection, management and dissemination of accurate water monitoring data, ensuring accuracy and quality for all stakeholders and to put safety first.

This is a Term role runs until the 8th July 2022 and reports to Water Monitoring Team Leader.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of people as the number one priority
  • Hydrometric, groundwater and water quality monitoring as well as collection of water samples
  • Install, manage and maintain water monitoring equipment and infrastructure to prescribed standards
  • Report on the performance of individual water monitoring sites and seek instrumentation advice to identify and resolve issues
  • Collect water quality samples as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems, audit programs and development of work instructions and procedures 

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma of Water Industry Operations (hydrography), Science, Engineering, Asset Management or equivalent experience in an appropriate field.
  • A current NSW Driver’s Licence
  • Strong swimming experience
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data
  • Current First Aid Certificate, Boat Licence, row a boat, work at heights, heavy lifting and competency in driving four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Knowledge of the principles of regulatory frameworks 

What we are offering

  • Flexible work arrangements, 9-day fortnight 
  • Great workplace with good job variety
  • Ongoing training provided.

Probity Checks:

The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including a National police check and Medical check. Any offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance of these checks. 

More information can be accessed via the Position Description

Queries can be directed to:
All applications must be lodged via an online application - emailed applications will not be accepted.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applications close on 9th August 2021

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