Water Monitoring Officer


Water NSW


Wagga Wagga, NSW



We are NSW’s bulk water supplier, river operator and your one-stop shop for licensing, water trades and water information.  We supply two thirds of water used in NSW from our 42 dams, rivers and pipelines to regional towns, irrigators, Sydney Water and local water utilities. We also own and operate the largest surface and groundwater monitoring network in the southern hemisphere and build, maintain and operate essential infrastructure. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Water Monitoring Officer to join our Water & Catchment Protection Team based in Wagga Wagga. You will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of water monitoring sites and equipment to enable the collection, management and dissemination of accurate water monitoring data, ensuring accuracy and quality for all stakeholders and to put safety first.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with the safety of people as the number one priority
  • Hydrometric, groundwater and water quality monitoring as well as collection of water samples 
  • Install, manage and maintain water monitoring equipment and infrastructure to prescribed standards
  • Report on the performance of individual water monitoring sites and seek instrumentation advice to identify and resolve issues
  • Collect water quality samples as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems, audit programs and development of work instructions and procedures.

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering, Asset Management or Diploma of Water Industry Operations (hydrography), or equivalent experience in an appropriate field.
  • A current NSW Driver’s Licence 
  • Strong swimming experience 
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance
  • Awareness of and interest in natural resource management, particularly water

Probity Checks:

The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks including a National police check and Medical check. Any offer of employment will be subject to successful clearance of these checks.

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