Local recruitment: Water Officer

Queensland Government

North West Island, QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Cairns QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Townsville QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Mackay QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Rockhampton QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water (Organisation site)
Water Management and Use; North Region; Water Resource Management; Flexible work locations within North Region will be considered

Do you like the sound of a role within a North Region team working to authorise riverine extraction and protection activities within Northern Queensland?
Then work with us with your skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to a team that makes decisions to ensure there is consistent application of water management policy and legislation and quality outcomes are achieved.

Job details

Position statusFixed Term Temporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPrimary Industry & Environment
Workplace LocationNorth West Qld,Cairns region,Townsville region,Mackay region,Rockhampton region,Central West Qld
Job ad referenceQLD/512182/23
Closing date26-Sep-2023
Yearly salary$92658 – $100498
Fortnightly salary$3551.60 – $3852.10
Job durationUntil 05/07/2024
Contact personMerrick Lalor
Contact details0436 923 631
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This is an opportunity to work in a team authorising the extraction of quarry material from watercourses and the protection of riverine environments. Reporting to the Team Leader, Riverine and Quarry, you will supervise and work with other water officers to ensure DRDMW is sustainably managing the water resources of Queensland. The Work Location is flexible within North Region – Ayr, Boogan, Cairns, Longreach, Mackay, Mareeba, Rockhampton, Townsville. Please advise your preference on your application.

If you have a commitment to personal development and a desire to continuously improve your skills and knowledge, then come and work in this team.

  • Supervise a high performing small team responsible for the delivery of services and administering specific to riverine and quarry extraction in North Queensland.
  • Undertake investigations and make recommendations under the Water Act 2000 and the Planning Act 2016 in relation to riverine quarry material, riverine protection and watercourse determinations.
  • Review assessment investigations and provide guidance to staff on processes, procedures, and legislation.
  • Engage clients in the resolution of complex procedural issues associated with competing demands for water and associated resources.
  • Consult, liaise and provide information to user groups, the general public, staff and Government agencies on water resource management matters
  • Other duties as directed as required.

Applications to remain current for 12 months. 

Job Ad Reference: QLD/512182/23

Closing Date: Tuesday, 26 September 2023

Further information

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