Local recruitment: Water Officer

Queensland Government

Brisbane QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Toowoomba QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Darling Downs, QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Maranoa, QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Water Management and Use; South Region; Water Resource Management; Brisbane / Toowoomba /Nambour, /Warwick – Flexible

Are you after a position that can make a difference to the State’s customer service and support the delivery of projects such as non-urban water meter program, the release and allocation of unallocated water reserved under various water plans and assess and make recommendations under the Water Act 2000 on major project within Southern Queensland?

This is an opportunity for a driven person to step in and to be involved in the management of State water resources in the department’s South Region. Operating from within the Projects and Unallocated Water Releases team in South Region you will provide collaborative leadership and supervision in the delivery of excellent customer service and provide support and assistance to the team on operational and procedural matters.

Job details

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupTechnical
Workplace LocationBrisbane Inner City,Flexible,Toowoomba region,Darling Downs – Maranoa,Sunshine Coast
Job ad referenceQLD/478638/23
Closing date04-Apr-2023
Yearly salary$80352 – $88108
Fortnightly salary$3079.90 – $3377.20
Job durationUntil 2nd February 2024
Contact personGuy Bignell
Contact detailsPH: (07) 3330 4363
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In this role you will have the opportunity to use and develop your leadership and technical skills in the projects and unallocated water team in South Region. 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 processes and ready to grow their skill set 

• 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 

• Adaptive to changing focus depending on Deprtmental priorities and requirements in other areas of the business.

Key Duties and Accountabilities 

• Provide collaborative leadership and supervision for the processing of water metering submissions received from entitlement holders within South Region • Prioritise and coordinate workflow processes, managing multiple and conflicting deadlines to achieve performance targets in accordance with departmental priorities and objectives.

• Undertake assessments and make recommendations under the Water Act 2000 (Water Act), Water Regulation 2016 (Water Regulation) and other Acts relating to water metering requirements, unallocated water reserves and external client projects 

• Provide written and verbal advice to internal and external customers on matters relating to water metering, and project submissions under the Water Act, Water Regulation and other supporting regulatory policies, guidelines, and procedures 

• Provide project support to the Projects and UAW Releases team including recommending business improvements and undertake other emergent projects as requested by the Manager, Projects, and UAW Releases

• 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 

• Ability to maintain personal integrity and transparency with others 

• Ability and skills to operate a variety of software packages to ensure quality customer service is delivered and maintained 

• Other duties as directed and required 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Further information

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