How to become a Water Services Officer

Water services officers are responsible for planning, controlling and delivering water for purposes such as irrigation, commercial, stock and domestic usage.

Personal requirements for a Water Services Officer

  • 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.

Duties & Tasks of a Water Services Officer

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.

Working conditions for a Water Services Officer

Water services officers work both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, in both rural and metropolitan areas.


Specializations

Water Inspector

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.

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