Local recruitment: Senior Technical Officer

Government of South Australia

Millicent SA, Australia 🇦🇺

Department for Environment and Water
Job reference: 520421
Location: 5280 – MILLICENT
Job status: Long Term Contract
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

About the Role:

The Senior Technical Officer is responsible for monitoring flows in the 2,500km South East Drainage Network on behalf of the South Eastern Water Conservation and Drainage Board.  The position works closely with the Field Officer to maintain a network of hydrometric gauging stations, undertakes flow gauging’s and advises on the management of flows to aid in minimising flood damage and meeting the environmental flow requirements of a vast array of wetlands in the region.  The Senior Technical Officer will work within a small and dedicated team to operate flow control weirs and regulators, and be responsible for the development of procedures and principles for flow management operations.

This position will suit someone with skills and experience in flow gauging, who understands the importance of maintaining accurate flow and hydrological data and has experience in working around water, in a variety of weather conditions. 

What can we offer you!

  • Working in an organisation that is contributing to significant environmental and heritage outcomes in the great state of South Australia!
  • Be part of a fun, collaborative and supportive team.
  • Hybrid working model with flexible working options including work from home available to promote work life balance.
  • Free entry into SA Parks.
  • Salary Sacrifice Benefits.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Meaningful and rewarding career

Contract:  Contract for up to 2 Years

Essential Qualifications: A tertiary qualification in Natural Resources, Hydrography or equivalent

Special Conditions:

  • May be required to participate in fire management and associated duties
  • Current class “C” driver’s licence, willingness, and ability to safely operate a 4WD is essential.
  • Demonstrates ability to work alone and be self-reliant.
  • Apply First Aid Certificate
  • May require some intra/interstate travel, overnight absences and out-of-hours work
  • Boat license and Coxswain certificate are desirable
  • Located in Millicent

Remuneration: TGO3 $81,690 min – $86,245 max p.a.

Enquiries to:

David Williamson, Manager, Drainage Operations

Phone: 08 8730 3508

Email:  David.Williamson@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions:

Applications are to be submitted online through I WORK FOR SA.

Applicants are to submit a pre-employment declaration, CV and letter of application (max. 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) as outlined in the Role Description.

The Department for Environment and Water is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds including all ages and gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTIQA+.

Applications close: 23/02/2023 11:45 PM

– Pre-Employment-Declaration_240522.pdf
– RD TGO3 Technical Officer Role Description 202330130 approved.docx

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.





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