First listed on: 31 May 2024

Water Monitoring Field Officer - Moree

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Water Monitoring Field 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 $73,011 + Super  
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Undertake surface water, groundwater and water quality monitoring functions such as rating, gauging, groundwater monitoring, collection of water quality samples, instrument management and calibration, surveys
  • Monitor, collect and verify water monitoring data, including time series data, in accordance with agreed schedules for allocated sites, to ensure the availability of high quality, consistent and accessible data for water resource management
  • 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.
  • Process, edit, quality code and archive water monitoring data into corporate databases, in accordance with relevant procedures ensuring the quality standards of data and data availability as agreed for customer access
  • Collect water quality samples, as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures.
  • A willingness to occasionally travel overnight to remote/isolated locations throughout NSW

What we are looking for:  

  • Diploma of Water Industry Operations (hydrography), or equivalent experience in an appropriate field.
  • Knowledge of the principles of surface water, groundwater and/or water quality
  • 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. Field work can be both physically and mentally demanding while still requiring all workers remain safe.
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance
  • Awareness of and interest in natural resource management, particularly water.
  • Strong swimming experience
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Desirable: Experience using Hydstra database, current First Aid Certificate, Boat Licence, row a boat/kayak, work at heights, heavy lifting, and 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 17 June 2024.

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You must have full work rights in Australia to qualify for all positions at WaterNSW.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant. 

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