Local recruitment: Water Officer (Hydrographer)

Queensland Government

Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Water Monitoring and Compliance; North Region; Water Resource Management; Mareeba Preferred, other locations in North Region may be considered (South Johnstone, Ayr, Mackay and Rockhampton)

Are you looking to work outdoors? Do you enjoy camping, four-wheel driving and visiting remote locations? Operating from within North Region, Water Services, you will be part of the departments water monitoring team who operate and maintain the surface water and ground water monitoring network around North Queensland. The team also collects and analyses data and provides this information to internal and external natural resource managers and planners. With a mix of field and office-based work, this role presents a unique opportunity within the public sector.

Job details

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupPrimary Industry & Environment
Workplace LocationFlexible,Far North Qld,Mackay region,Rockhampton region
Job ad referenceQLD/478501/23
Closing date04-Apr-2023
Yearly salary$68327 – $86705
Fortnightly salary$2619.00 – $3323.40
Job duration
Contact personVas Okulov
Contact detailsPH: 07 4017 0103
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Key Duties and Accountabilities

• Operate and maintain surface and ground water monitoring networks, including collecting and processing of hydrometric data, collecting water samples and conducting stream flow measurements. 

• Assist in the installation, maintenance, calibration and repair of technical equipment associated with water monitoring data collection. 

• Compute, process, store, manipulate and retrieve ground water and surface water data. 

• Participation in short and medium term water related projects on a needs basis.

• Develop skills and knowledge of the principles of water monitoring and associated technology through in house and external training. 

• Maintain a high level of personal and team safety within the guidelines of safe practices and procedures. 

• Interact with other water functional groups, managers, departmental staff and clients. 

• Other duties as directed and required. 


As an individual contributor in the role of Water Officer (Hydrographer), PO2, the following competencies from the Leadership competencies for Queensland are most relevant to this role:


• Prioritises projects and tasks efficiently in line with team commitments (Leads strategically)

• Accepts decision making responsibility and demonstrates judgement about when to escalate issues (Makes insightful decisions)


• Communicates in a clear, succinct and deliberate manner, adjusting the message so that it resonates with different stakeholders (Builds enduring relationships)

• Welcomes challenges in the delivery of work and demonstrates persistence in working through obstacles (Drives accountability and outcomes)


• Takes personal accountability for learning, and eagerly pursues new knowledge and experiences (Pursues continuous growth)

• Demonstrates respect and appreciation for legislation and policy frameworks by consistently operating to key standards (Demonstrates sound governance) Role requirements

• To be considered for appointment you must have a degree or higher qualification, from a recognised Tertiary Institution in Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or agreed equivalent as determined by the Director-General. (Where applicants are applying on the basis of an agreed equivalent, please seek advice from the nominated contact before applying).

• If your qualification is from an overseas institution, you will need to attach a certifi ed copy of the official recognition to your application (email: skillsrecognition@deta.qld.gov.au for more information about obtaining official recognition of your overseas qualification).

• A current “C” class driver’s licence

• A current Herbicide Application Licence and a Construction White Card, or the ability to obtain these on appointment to the position, is also essential.

• The person will hold or be required to become an Authorised Officer under the Water Act 2000.

• Travel away from the centre will be required as part of regular field work throughout the year. This may involve travel outside of normal office hours and/or overnight accommodation for extended periods in multiple locations. This could also involve work in other Regions where camping in remote areas will be required.

• Ability to swim 50 m fully clothed

Applications to remain current for 12 months

Job Ad Reference: QLD/478501/23

Closing Date: Tuesday, 4 April 2023

Further information

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