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First Nations - Water Monitoring Officer - Moree

Job No: WaterNSW2536
Location: Moree

Are you a talented and passionate individual from the First Nations community?  

We invite you to join WaterNSW and be part of a thriving, inclusive team that celebrates diversity and values unique perspectives. 

At WaterNSW, we communicate openly and honestly whilst maintaining respect for one another. We understand everyone is different, and this is what we value as part of our inclusive culture. 


We are currently recruiting for a and would love to hear from you!  


Acknowledgement of Country 
WaterNSW acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 


Our perks and benefits: 

We believe that our employees should be as well taken care of as our rivers, dams, and pipelines, that’s why we offer a load of benefits.  

  • Aboriginal Support Network  

  • Flexible working  

  • Work a 9-day fortnight at full pay on the Enterprise Agreement  

  • Up to 16 weeks paid parental leave 

  • Yearly corporate wear allowance  

  • Professional development and educational assistance 

  • A supportive and inclusive work culture that embraces diversity, cultural understanding and values  



Location: Moree
Salary: Starting from $90,000 + Super 
Tenure: Full Time, Permanent 


What we are looking for:

  • A strong desire to contribute your skills and expertise to our business 
  • Someone who is of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent / identifies as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and is accepted as such by the community in which they were born, has lived or currently lives 
  • A commitment to promoting and preserving Aboriginal culture and value 
  • Undergraduate degree or Diploma of Water Industry Operations, Science, Engineering, Asset Management, or equivalent experience in an appropriate field 
  • Competent knowledge and use of various tools including battery operated tools and general tools used in the construction industry
  • Current NSW Drivers Licence
  • Computer literacy and ability to interpret data, work with specialist databases and monitor network performance
  • Desirable: Experience using Hydstra database, strong swimming ability, Boat License, row a boat/kayak, work at heights, heavy lifting, and ability in driving four-wheel drive vehicles


Join us on our journey to build a more inclusive workplace and make a difference in the lives of our customers and communities.  


What you will work on: 

  • Ensure all activities are undertaken with safety as the number one priority;
  • Collect, process and manage Hydrometric surface water, groundwater and water quality monitoring data from a large remote monitoring network
  • Collect water quality samples as requested by internal or external stakeholders within assigned sites and in accordance with quality guidelines and relevant procedures
  • Install, manage and maintain monitoring equipment and infrastructure to prescribed standards
  • Report on the performance of water monitoring sites from telemetered/non-telemetered datasets and seek instrumentation advice to identify/resolve issues
  • A willingness to travel overnight to remote/isolated locations throughout NSW
  • Contribute to continual improvement of the implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems, audit programs and development of work instructions and procedures. 


Who is WaterNSW? 

When people think of essential human services, water supply is one of the first things that come to mind - and that’s where WaterNSW comes in. We are NSW’s primary bulk water supplier, river operator and comprehensive provider for licensing, water trades and water information.  



For full details about this role please review the Position Description 


Need support with your application? Reach out to our Talent Acquisition Partner to set up a discussion - Chad Moodaley (

Please note applications for this position will close on 16/05/2024

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