First listed on: 10 June 2024

Water Monitoring Officer - Bega

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Water Monitoring Officer (Full Time, Permanent) to join our team.  

This is an opportunity to work with an essential organisation creating a more sustainable future for the state.  

This role offers the flexibility to work around life, your contribution will be valued, and you’ll be supported to build a rewarding career. 

Our perks and Benefits:

At WaterNSW, we believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelinesthat’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Work a 9-day fortnight at Full pay on the Enterprise agreement  
  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave  
  • Fertility leave  
  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  
  • Professional development and educational assistance  
  • Salary Range starting from $92,081 + Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • 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 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. 

What we are looking for:  

  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma of Water Industry Operations, Science, Engineering, Asset Management, or equivalent experience in an appropriate field 
  • Competent knowledge and use of various tools including battery operated tools and general tools used in the construction industry
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Awareness of and interest in natural resource management, particularly water
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance
  • Desirable: Experience using Hydstra database, strong swimming ability, Boat License, row a boat/kayak, work at heights, heavy lifting, and ability in driving four-wheel drive vehicles

How we will support you: 

At WaterNSW, we balance flexibility – and the way we work – with the needs of the business, our teams, and us as individuals.

When it comes to working in an office, we work in a hybrid way. If you’re required to be in the field or on site, the benefits of flexibility can be achieved in other ways, such as through a condensed work week.

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities for women. Visit ourWORK180 page to access our benefits and career development opportunities 

More about our team/ culture:

No matter how or where you work, safety is the number one priority. This means the physical and mental safety of you, your colleagues, and the public.

WaterNSW operates the state’s dams, capturing and storing water, and then supplying it ready for distribution – for the environment, agriculture, industry and the community. With 41 major dams and hundreds of waterways across the state, we play a vital role at the source of the state’s water, delivering two thirds of all water used in NSW 

We’re the people taking care of the state’s water at the source – capturing, storing, delivering. Find out more at 

For more information, please reach out to: Talent Acquisition Partner Azmine Amer at

Please note applications for this position will close on 24 June 2024.

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