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.
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.