Agency Department of Environment, Parks and Work unit Water Monitoring Branch
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 email@example.com
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
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Special Measures is not applicable to this vacancy.
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.
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
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
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.
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