Water Monitoring Officer

Job description

Agency Department of Environment, Parks and Work unit Water Monitoring Branch

Water Security

Job title Water Monitoring Officer Designation Technical Level 2

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $63,408 - $71,885 Location Darwin

Position number 13068 RTF 199464 Closing 22/11/2020

Contact Anthony Easman, Assistant Manager Surface Water on 0427 270 875 or anthony.easman@nt.gov.au

About the agency www.denr.nt.gov.au

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=199464

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all

diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go to the

OCPE website.

Special Measures is not applicable to this vacancy.

Primary objective:
Assist with the collection, processing, management and dissemination of groundwater and surface water data and information

products for the sustainable management of the Territory’s water resources.

Context statement:
This role supports more senior officers in the delivery of a water monitoring programs.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Assist with the operation and maintenance of a hydrometric data collection network in accordance with technical and work

health and safety standards.

2. Undertake field data collection activities. Assist with the maintenance repair/replacement and upgrade of hydrometric

equipment, structures, instrumentation and telemetry systems.

3. Process and edit field data to a quality assured standard in a timely and efficient manner.

4. Prepare documentation, equipment and vehicles for field activities. Arrange or undertaking servicing and repairs pre/post

field trips.

5. Develop knowledge of monitoring programs, technology and hydrological processes at monitoring sites.

6. Work with a range of more senior staff to develop skills related to water monitoring including instrumentation servicing and

data management.

Selection criteria:
1. Demonstrated interest in hydrology, ability and commitment to work towards a Diploma of Water Industry Operations

2. Ability to acquire skills in calibrating and maintaining automated monitoring networks, data processing and editing in

accordance with industry standards and best practice.

3. Ability to acquire surveying, sampling and flow gauging skills.

4. Practical skills to operate safely and effectively in remote and hazardous locations, possess a strong ability to resolve

technical issues with limited resources.

5. Aptitude in the operation and maintenance of hand and power tools, all-terrain-vehicles, small boats and industry specific


6. Confident communication skills, ability to provide a client focused outcome.

7. A flexible, ‘can-do’ attitude, an innovative approach, personally receptive to change and an active team player.

Further Information:
This role involves working in and around flood water and undertake physically demanding field work in challenging environments.

Successful applicants will need to be eligible to hold a firearms licence, be prepared to work outside normal hours, camp

overnight and work away from home for several weeks at a time, sometimes at short notice. Study assistance may be provided to

attain the industry standard qualification (Dipl. Water Industry Operations), subject to budget considerations.

This position is based in Palmerstson