Local recruitment: Senior Water Resource Analyst/Modeller

Victoria Government

Melbourne VIC, Australia 🇦🇺

Job type: Full time

Job classification: VPSG5

Contact: Michael Finger | 03 8508 1736 / michael.finger@delwp.vic.gov.au

Job attachments:

PD – 50927623 VPSG5 Senior Water Resource AnalystModeller.docx

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action

Salary: $105,479 – $127,621

Occupation: Natural Resource Management

Reference: VG/50927623M

  • Opportunity to influence water resource management
  • Opportunity to guide modelling practice and lead industry
  • Flexible and supportive culture

The Surface Water Assessment and Modelling Team provides advice on Government initiatives such as Sustainable Water Strategies, maintaining integrity of the Bulk Entitlement framework, Basin Plan implementation program and Murray Darling Basin water sharing including Murray River operations. The team undertakes consultative, technical and modelling works to ensure Victoria meets its SDL compliance reporting obligations under Section 71 of the Commonwealth Water Act 2007. The team also supports implementation of the National Hydrological Modelling Strategy to ensure best modelling practice and technical analysis across the state.

The Senior Water Resource Analyst/Modeller will provide strategic technical advice, including the water entitlement framework, interstate water sharing arrangements, and policy and management decisions, and will support the adoption of the new Source modelling platform by undertaking modelling and assessment tasks for effective management of Victoria’s surface water resources. The position will also play a key role in communicating with a range of internal and external stakeholders about technical aspects of surface water systems related to effective management of Victoria’s water resources.

The successful applicant will be a self-motivated and committed individual, with excellent technical capability, strong relationship building skills, initiative and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and work proactively to ensure the best use of time.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in science or engineering is mandatory.
  • Specialist expertise in surface water resource assessment and modelling, including management of complex water resources projects, is mandatory.
  • Experience and proficiency in surface water modelling tools (e.g. Source, REALM etc.) is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Victorian water supply systems and the Murray-Darling Basin is desirable.

This is an ongoing position. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 4 April 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date (3 doses) or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.




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