Local recruitment: Water Officer

Queensland Government

Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Water Management and Use; North Region; Water Resource Management; Longreach

Are you after a team leader position that can make a difference to the states customer service and support the delivery of the sustainable use and allocation of water resources in Queensland?

This is an opportunity for a driven person to step in and lead an administrative team to support how we receive, distribute and assess water applications and dealings under the Water Act 2000 (which includes access to state resources such as water, sand and gravel and associated works). You will lead a small team coordinating workflows to support our client based enquiries and applications to receive their required assessment and decision making.

Job details

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupAdministration
Workplace LocationCentral West Qld
Job ad referenceQLD/475890/23
Closing date31-Mar-2023
Yearly salary$80352 – $88108
Fortnightly salary$3079.90 – $3377.20
Job duration
Contact personMelissa Giannangelo
Contact detailsPh: (07) 49996827
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Incentives under the Rural and remote incentives scheme (RAIS) may be available.
Incentives include:
Residential accommodation assistance
Pre-start familiarisation visitation
A 3 year transfer at level process
designated rural and remote community bonus

In this role you will have the opportunity to use and develop your leadership skills and assist managing the WaterHub. We need people who are problem solvers who are keen to deliver exceptional service to our clients and regional teams in the water resource management division.

We will offer you challenging work and a supportive learning environment, excellent work life balance, great professional development opportunities, access to flexible work arrangements and a workplace open to reasonable adjustments to enable all applicants to perform the role to the best of their ability.

Who we think will thrive in this role:
A person who is proficient following procedures and processed and ready to grow their skill set, who:

• Can prioritise workload, projects and tasks, make decisions within their responsibility to contribute to team outcomes
• Likes working with people and values their contributions to achieve mutual outcomes

What we are looking for:
We’ll assess your merit for this role by looking at your experiences, your potential for development and your personal qualities.

The Role
This position is responsible for leading the WaterHub Team based in Longreach and provides support and advice to staff within the Water Management and Use Team in licensing matters under the Water Act 2000. As a Water Officer, you will be a member of a larger team that manages the State’s Natural resources through the implementation of legislation and policy. You will proactively participate in an enthusiastic team to build on the positive, outcome-focused culture. This position will be based with the Water Resource Management team, focusing on Water Management and Use. However, you may be required to change focus depending on departmental priorities and requirements in other areas of the business.

Key Duties and Accountabilities
• Provide collaborative leadership and supervision to the WaterHub located within North Region
• Prioritise and coordinate workflow processes, managing multiple and conflicting deadlines to achieve performance targets in accordance with departmental priorities and objectives
• Undertake approvals, assessments and make recommendations of water applications and dealings under the Water Act 2000, Water Regulation 2016 and other Acts relating to water dealings
• Provide project support to the Water Management and Use team including recommending business improvements and undertake other emergent projects as requested by the Manager, Water Management
• Provide support to the WaterHub for the receipting for Water Resource Management related invoices in the department’s financial system including the updating of client data in the system and end of day procedures in accordance with policies and procedures
• Streamline business processes and implement business improvements through revised policies/work procedures
• Represent your team through active participation in internal state-wide forums
• Operate independently and as part of a high functioning team to meet the objectives outlined in the department’s strategic plan and business plans
• Maintain personal integrity and transparency with others
• Operate a variety of software packages to ensure quality customer service is delivered and maintained
• Other duties as directed and required.

Role requirements
• There are no mandatory requirements for this role however, a driver’s licence would be highly regarded.
• Travel away from the centre may be required. This may involve travel outside of normal office hours and/or overnight accommodation for extended periods

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/475890/23

Closing Date: Friday, 31 March 2023

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

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