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  • Senior Technical Officer (Engineering) Grade 2/3
  • Salary Package – Package includes salary ($94,706 to $101,427), employer’s contribution to superannuation and 8.5% loading for working weekends and public holidays
  • Full-time Ongoing Position
  • Location – Perisher Valley

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About the Role

National Parks and Wildlife Service has a unique opportunity for an experienced supervisor to lead and work as part of the team based in Perisher Valley, Kosciuszko National Park.

This role leads delivery of water and waste water services in the resorts of Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow, Guthega and Sawpit Creek. In summer this involves implementing works and maintenance programs, asset management, and in winter which is the peak visitation period, it’s about ensuring everything is running as it should. You will be monitoring water and sewerage operations, and as required responding to issues, breakdowns or emergency repairs.

To assist you in your work, you have a team of experienced trade staff and water and wastewater operators. You are also supported by project officer/engineers, field staff, and administration officers within the team. You will also liaise closely with other stakeholders, inter-departmental teams and engage contractors and consultants for specialist work and advice as required.

This role belongs to The Southern Ranges Branch.  The Branch manages 98 parks and reserves, including Kosciuszko National Park, the largest park in New South Wales. Our parks are home to the NSW alpine ski resorts, which attract a high number of visitors in the winter months.  From the tablelands of the Monaro Plain to the high-altitude alpine areas of Kosciuszko and Brindabella national parks, our branch covers one of the most geographically and biologically diverse areas in the state.

Essential requirements 

  • Relevant qualifications in water and/or waste water industry operations or demonstrated experience and extensive knowledge of the operations and maintenance of activated sludge treatment processes, water supply reticulation and disinfection.
  • Demonstrated safe working practices including experience in safe work in confined spaces.
  • Current Australian drivers license, the ability to operate and use manual 4WD vehicles and oversnow transport;
  • Willingness to be on call, attend after hours incidents and assist in other water and sewerage maintenance and emergency incidents.

For more information read the full Role Description: Supervisor, Water & Wastewater

For more information about the role contact Chris Brooke, Senior Engineer Park Operations Inland, National Parks & Wildlife Service on M: (02) 6450 5673 or E:

About Us

National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) is one of the world’s oldest and most respected national parks agencies. We manage more than 880 national parks and reserves, covering over 7.4 million hectares or 9.3% of the landmass of NSW ranging from rainforests and towering eucalypt forests to rich woodlands, spectacular deserts and precious alpine systems. We deliver effective conservation for our biodiversity and cultural heritage and provide world class visitor experiences for the whole community to enjoy. We carry out fire management, threatened species conservation, land and infrastructure management, sustainable tourism and visitation, and research and education programs. We work together with Aboriginal communities to manage and protect our parks on behalf of the people of NSW.

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

In our inclusive and accessible workplace, differences are embraced, contributions are valued, and everyone has a sense of connection and belonging. DPE supports various employee affinity groups, practice flexible working, offer job share and workplace adjustments. We are committed to the Premier’s Priorities and welcome applications from all.

To Apply

If excited by the information above, we look forward to receiving your application, including a copy of your resume and cover letter expressing your interest and suitability for the role.

It is an essential requirement of the role that successful candidates are fully vaccinated by receiving an acceptable course of COVID-19 vaccination as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) as a condition of employment.

Applications close:  Wednesday, 24th August, 2022 at 11.59 PM

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary opportunities of the same role or role type that may become available over the next 18 months.

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