Australia nationals: Senior Hydrologist

Australia Bureau of Meteorology

Victoria, Australia 🇦🇺

The Bureau of Meteorology has been undergoing a significant transformation to deliver a more customer centric, unified and resilient national operations.  This is an exciting strategic direction for the Bureau which is transforming the way we deliver services to Australian communities.

The new operating model for the Bureau has opened new career pathways and enhanced our culture to empower our people to learn and grow.  As part of this transformation, we have introduced new roles that assist the Bureau in delivering world class weather products and services within the Community Services Group.

This group is comprised of Decision Support Services (DSS), Environmental Prediction Services (EPS), and National Production Services (NPS) which have been configured to enable scalable, national and resilient services.  The Decision Support Services Program leads customer engagement within the Community Services Group with an overarching mission to deliver tailored, relevant and timely information to enable better decision making.

The Decision Support Services Program is characterised by its shared understanding of the impact that weather, water, climate and oceans have on the decisions that Bureau customers make every day.    

Operating with a national capability, the program is accountable for leading engagement with the Australian community and the emergency management sector.  This is delivered by two dedicated teams: Community Engagement (CE) and Hazard Preparedness and Response (HPR).
The Victorian Senior Hydrologist, Hazard Preparedness and Response (HPR) reports into the Victorian State Manager HPR. The role will work alongside other state and territory based HPR and CE staff and connect seamlessly with national NPS, EPS and Business Solutions (BSG) teams. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to help grow the Bureau’s HPR capabilities in support of our emergency management partners.

You will demonstrate a curiosity and comprehensive understanding of how climate, ocean, weather and flood impacts on emergency management and first responded communities. You will have a deep understanding of hydrology with a complimentary knowledge, or ability to develop in meteorology, oceanography and climatology.
During extreme weather events, this team is expected to undertake extended working hours as directed.

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