Water Services Officer
Water services officers are responsible for planning, controlling and delivering water for purposes such as irrigation, commercial, stock and domestic usage.
Duties & Tasks
Water services officers may perform the following tasks:
- plan and order water deliveries
- distribute orders and control water flow
- monitor, regulate and undertake maintenance of storages, reservoirs and pumping stations.
A water inspector monitors the allocation and use of water from water resources, including streams, rivers and underground water. A water inspector may also receive and assess applications for licences to use water; investigate hydrological records to determine the ability of water resources to meet new requirements or demands; investigate complaints concerning flooding, unauthorised construction work or obstructions to water courses; and administer regulations relating to the licensing of water use.
Water services officers work both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, in both rural and metropolitan areas.
- able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- able to work independently
- good communication skills
- comfortable working with computers
- commitment to occupational health and safety
- a current drivers licence.