Agency Department of Environment, Parks Work unit Water Monitoring Branch, Water
and Water Security Resources Division
Job title Manager Surface Water Monitoring Designation Technical Officer 5
Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing
Salary $97,083 - $105,770 Location Darwin
Position number 13105 RTF 199263 Closing 22/11/2020
Contact Simon Cruickshank, Manager Water Monitoring on 08 8999 3676 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the agency www.denr.nt.gov.au
Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=199263
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.
Lead teams in the collection, processing, management and dissemination of surface water data and information products
for the sustainable management of the Territory’s water resources.
This role is a senior leader position within the Water Monitoring Branch. It is responsible for ensuring water monitoring
programs deliver water allocation planning, flood and contract monitoring outcomes to the required standard.
Key duties and responsibilities
1. Ensure surface water data requirements are identified and mapped within the Division’s project management system.
2. Develop and allocate work programs and project plans to surface water monitoring teams and instrumentation officer.
3. Assess technology, instrumentation and work processes to improve operational efficiency and ensure water data
information systems are operational and instrument/asset management systems are current.
4. Develop, mentor and performance manage staff and provide logistics support to staff in the field.
5. Undertake audits to ensure instrumentation repairs/upgrades and field/office activities are being conducted to
standard and provide input into review or development of new standards.
1. Extensive knowledge of field hydrology in tropical and arid environments.
2. Extensive experience operating automated data monitoring networks, surveying, sampling, and flow gauging,
processing and editing data in accordance with industry standards.
3. Detailed knowledge of rating development theory and influences.
4. Knowledge of the implications of water legislation, water allocation planning principles, water licensing and regulation
on water monitoring networks.
5. Ability to ensure short term operational requirements do not dominate longer term strategic goals.
6. Highly developed planning, personal organisation and time management skills.
7. Ability to develop, mentor and manage staff, create a harmonious team environment and ‘flexible, can-do’ culture.
8. Effective and concise written and oral communication skills.
9. Proven ability to prepare accurate and logical documentation, memorandums, project plans and business cases and
interpret technical data and convert into simple information products.
1. Bachelor Degree in a related discipline and Diploma Water Industry Operations (or equivalent).
This role may involve working in and around flood water and undertaking 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, sometimes at short notice.