First listed on: 02 April 2024

Catchment Field Supervisor - Fire Program

Ready to make a splash in your career? WaterNSW is seeking an experienced Catchment Field Supervisor - Fire Program to join our Catchment Operations Team at our Nepean Dam.

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 catchments, rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Flexible working  
  • 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  
  • Attractive remuneration starting from $103,928 + Super
  • And so much more! 

What you’ll do: 

  • Implement, supervise, and report on assigned fire land management/maintenance activities and ensure effective monitoring of work health and safety, site conditions, equipment maintenance and quality of work delivery.
  • Develop, review, and implement WHS and environmental work procedures to ensure productivity, quality, safety, and environmental requirements are met.
  • Identify and deliver fire land management/maintenance activities including development of scopes of work for routine activities to ensure that work is delivered to best practice standards.
  • Supervise fire land management/maintenance activities performed by contractors and team members across multiple sites.
  • Prescribed burn planning, supervision and wildfire response as part of the Catchment Fire Team
  • Ensure land management/maintenance activities are completed to time, budget and quality standards and operational effectiveness/efficiencies are maintained and improved.
  • Guarantee the accurate capture and documentation of catchment and maintenance activities as required using corporate information systems.

What we are looking for:  

  • Experience implementing land fire management programs.
  • Knowledge of landscape level bushfire mitigation and suppression programs.
  • Experience implementing land management programs focusing on bushfire mitigation and suppression.
  • Experience / qualifications in prescribed burn planning / supervising (PPB / CPB)
  • Experience and qualifications in bush fire fighting 
  • Driver License 

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 our WORK180 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.

Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information.

For more information, please reach out to: Chad Moodaley(

Please note applications for this position will close on 12/04/2024

Click for Position Description - Please note this can only be accessed on the WaterNSW Careers Page.

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