Hydrogeologist

We are seeking a Hydrogeologist who will play an important role in the Groundwater Sustainable Yields project assessing the availability of groundwater across Victoria.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50927847B
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Ongoing - flexible
Attachments: VPSG4 Hydrogeologist PD 2022 (2).docx (Word, 170KB)


Contact: Randal Nott
03 8508 2271

Position Details

The Hydrogeologist supports technical investigations into the state's groundwater resources, including assessing groundwater availability to inform planning and policy decisions. The position works with the Groundwater Assessment and Modelling team to provide specialist advice on existing and emerging water related risks, including from the mining and extractive industries. The Hydrogeologist is a team player and strong communicator, collaborating with various internal and external stakeholders to influence policy development and decisions.

The Hydrogeologist is an innovative critical thinker, providing support to and coordinating a technical review panel for works undertaken by the team.They will play an important role in the Groundwater Sustainable Yields project assessing the availability of groundwater across Victoria.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Hydrogeological skills - an appropriate qualification in hydrogeology or earth sciences is desirable.
  • A general understanding of groundwater systems or groundwater resource management and earth resource management (coal mining and extractives industries) is highly desirable.

This is an Ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday, 04 October 2022.

Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

We are building an inclusive workplace to help realise the potential of our employees, embrace our differences, and apply our diverse thinking to innovation and delivering services to Victorian communities. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, young people and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.


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