Water Monitoring Officer - Deniliquin - WaterNSW - IndustrialCareer

First listed on: 27 July 2021

Water Monitoring Officer - Deniliquin

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 Deniliquin. You will be responsible for 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.

Located on the picturesque Edward River, Deniliquin is popular for river sports such as fishing, water skiing, kayaking and houseboating; meandering into the Murray Valley National Park and nearby to Ramsar-listed wetlands and large River Red Gum forests, popular for camping and other outdoor activities. Boasting photography opportunities, quality local produce, and home of the iconic Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin has something for everyone. With a town population of approx. 7000, Deni has a friendly small town feel and is close to larger regional centres. 

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with safety as the number one priority;
  • Collect, process and manage Hydrometric surface water, groundwater and water quality monitoring data from a large remote monitoring network;
  • Collect water quality samples as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures;
  • Install, manage and maintain monitoring equipment and infrastructure to prescribed standards;
  • Report on the performance of individual water monitoring sites from telemetered/non-telemetered datasets and seek instrumentation advice to identify/resolve issues;
  • A willingness to travel overnight to remote/isolated locations throughout NSW;
  • 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 Driver’s Licence
  • Strong swimming experience
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance
  • A willingness and ability to carry out field work in all weather conditions that can be extreme at times and for prolonged periods of time. The work is both physically and mentally demanding while still requiring the worker to remain safe.
  • Knowledge of the principles of regulatory frameworks
  • Awareness of and interest in natural resource management, particularly water
  • Desirable: Current First Aid Certificate, Boat Licence, row a boat/kayak, work at heights, heavy lifting and competency in driving four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Desirable: Experience using Hydstra database

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: Recruitment@waternsw.com.au
All applications must be lodged via an online application - emailed applications will not be accepted.

Please complete your personal details and submit a cover letter and resume below. All applications must be submitted online.

Please note  - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications close on 6th August 2021