Local recruitment: Water & Wastewater Officer

Government of New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia 🇦🇺

Exciting opportunity to join National Parks and Wildlife Service Water and Wastewater Team within the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. We are looking for a knowledgeable and experienced specialist to take on the role of Water and Wastewater Officer.

•    Ongoing full time position located in Perisher Valley
•    Starting salary of $78,736 + superannuation. An additional 8.5% loading is applicable for working some weekends and public holidays.
•    Great opportunity to work with National Parks and Wildlife Service

About the Role
As Water and Wastewater Officer, you will work as part of a team to operate the water and wastewater infrastructure to provide clean drinking water supply to the resort areas. You will be responsible for ensuring effective wastewater treatment, implementing water quality, sewage effluent and water management controls, and undertaking repairs on key assets.

Essential Requirements
•    Relevant qualifications in water industry operations or demonstrated experience and knowledge of the operations and maintenance of activated sludge treatment processes, water supply reticulation and disinfection.
•    Demonstrated safe working practices including experience in safe work in confined spaces.
•    A current Australian driver’s licence and willingness to operate and use oversnow transport.

For full role description: Water and Wastewater Officer

For further information on the role contact Chris Brooke, Senior Engineer, Southern Ranges Services via [email protected] or on 0438 667 069. 

How to apply
Apply by submitting a current resume and one page cover letter, which outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role. 

Applications Close: Monday, 11 October 2021 11:59pm

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.   

Looking for more information or assistance in applying?

Our Diversity team can assist to:
• provide alternative formats to apply
• make adjustments to the recruitment process
• offer information about workplace adjustments and support networks

We encourage people with disability to apply. If you have disability and require more information on adjustments and assistance to apply, contact the Diversity team on [email protected] (please include reference number).

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander check out Our Mob on Country https://www.dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/our-mob-on-country to see the work we do and get assistance in applying.

About Us
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment’s (DPIE) vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.
NPWS is part of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment. We are focussed on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments, strong primary industries and bustling urban centres. We are the stewards of our state’s physical and environmental assets – both natural and built – and we work hard every day to ensure New South Wales continues to flourish.
NPWS manages more than 870 national parks and reserves throughout New South Wales, covering over 7 million hectares or 9% of the landmass of NSW. We carry out plant and animal conservation, sustainable tourism and visitation, research, education, volunteering programs and more.

For further information about NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service view our website.

Our commitment to flexible working
The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity
The NSW Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

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