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Water Systems Officer

Water Systems Officer

Recruitment information for a Water Systems Officer position at North East Water.

Position Information

Position number R23/24-80
Salary $78,527 to $88,313 plus 11% superannuation, depending on skills and experience.
Hours per week 38
Location Regional Headquarters, Wodonga
Position enquiries Jess Littlejohn, Manager Water Treatment and Quality on 0408 991 145. 
Applications close Please note we may choose to interview (and hire) applicants prior to the closing date.
Applications close 11:59pm 16 June 2024. 
Mandatory Requirements
  • Candidates must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or a foreign national with authorisation to work in Australia
  • Current Australian Driver's Licence


About the role

Are you passionate about utilising your science skills to deliver critical services for local communities?  Do you thrive in dynamic work environments where every day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn? If so, we have the perfect opportunity!

North East Water provides water and sewage services to over 110,000 people across 39 towns throughout north east Victoria. This role is an exciting opportunity to utilise your scientific mindset and skills to work across our 22 water treatment plants and collaborate with our 4 water treatment teams. You will have access to a diverse range of learning opportunities, allowing you to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of water treatment and water quality.

As a Water Systems Officer you will play a vital role in the delivery of safe drinking water, water resource management and catchment management services.

Key Responsibilities
•    Contribute to the provision of safe and reliable drinking water.
•    Provide expertise in water quality.
•    Deliver projects relating to water quality, water resources, catchment management and the environment.
•    Ensure the organisation is meeting key legislative requirements in relation to Safe Drinking Water requirements.
•    Provide support in coordination of improvement programs.
•    Assist with developing monitoring programs and metrics.

For further detail on the role, please refer to the Position Description below.

Key selection criteria

To be in consideration for this position please address in your application how you meet the following key selection criteria:

  • Experience and knowledge relating to delivery of safe drinking water services and/or blue green algal management and/or risk management systems and their application.
  • Investigative mindset that seeks continuous improvements to process and procedure to support an excellent customer experience.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to interpret and review technical data and prepare technical reports.
  • Qualification in Science and/or Engineering or 2 years’ experience in water quality assessment, natural resource management, catchment management or water treatment processes.

Position descriptionApply here

Applications, including statements against the key selection criteria, must be submitted via the above online application form before the closing date/time. Applications via email will not be accepted. 

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