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Water Corporation


Water Corporation

Albany, Western Australia, Australia

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Job Posted: 05/12/2017

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Ranger

Job description:
  • Permanent position based in the beautiful Great Southern Region 
  • Excellent opportunities for career advancement
  • Varied and interesting outdoors role
This position is advertised under Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.
We are seeking to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our customers and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal Australians are encouraged to apply.
We’re recognised worldwide for our performance and innovation to secure water supplies for Western Australia in a changing climate. We’re driven to make our state a great place to live and we have career opportunities to help make it happen. 
A career at Water Corporation can unlock the door to ongoing long term career development opportunities; we also support training and development, flexible work arrangements, health and lifestyle programs and generous company benefits.
If you share our commitment to WA then consider Water Corporation as the next step in your career.
About the role:
The successful candidate will join a small but highly motivated and dynamic source protection team to work across operational sites, catchment areas and treatment facilities to monitor and maintain source protection areas and other parcels of land.
The main accountabilities will include:
  • Monitor, maintain and manage the security of surface water catchments and groundwater reserves across the region and take responsibility for other non-source related land holdings including fire mitigation and management activities
  • Conduct surface and ground water sampling and monitoring
  • Inspect and maintain dam structures and outlet works in accordance with Water Corporation dam safety policy and planned inspection and maintenance schedules
  • Conduct routine surveillance and Bylaw enforcement during daytime and after hour’s patrols
  • Procure and manage contractors performing works on Water Corporation Source protection and other non-operational sites
  • Provide support to other agencies including Police, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Department of Water and Environmental regulation, Department of Fisheries and Department of Fire and Emergency Services

Key skills and experience:

  • Minimum Year 10 education level
  • Ability to effectively communicate and have great interpersonal skills
  • A demonstrated commitment to Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hold a current West Australian ‘C’ class MDL (minimum)
  • Hold a Senior First Aid qualification or willingness to obtain
Highly desirable attributes:
  • Previous Ranger experience demonstrating effective Bylaw enforcement
  • Demonstrated understanding of Bylaw enforcement and supporting enforcement actions including prosecutions/infringements
  • Demonstrated experience in a Fire protection environment
  • Western Australian – HR class Heavy Vehicle Licence
If you are interested in the above opportunity please submit a covering letter and resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role.
Applications close 12 January 2018
Through our Equity and Diversity Management Plan and People Strategy, Water Corporation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace of the future.
We understand that unique perspectives, ideas and contributions only strengthen our workforce and are recognised and valued.
We encourage applications supporting our key priority communities - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women and people with disability.
For people with disability, we are committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive work environment enabling full participation in all aspects of employment wherever possible by offering reasonable adjustments.
As part of the recruitment process you will be required to complete pre-employment screening which may include a medical, police clearance and Australian working rights check.
We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.