Water Infrastructure and Operations Branch
Remuneration: $72,135 – $75,262 pa.
Short-term contract position up to 30 June 2022
VRN: 453444
The Senior Field Officer is an operational role for mobilizing land managers to better manage the water resources of the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges through the Flows for the Future program. The Senior Field Officer contributes to the implementation, monitoring of and reporting on installation of low flow devices at targeted sites and supervises a small team to deliver projects, on ground works and activities that address the return of low flows on public and private lands across the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges.​

Special Conditions:

  • The incumbent is required to work alone in a field environment, including working in adverse conditions from time to time.
  • Must hold a current drivers’ licence and be prepared to undertake 4WD training.
  • Some out of hours work, intrastate travel involving overnight absences from home and attendance at public meetings out of normal office hours may be required.
  • All staff are encouraged to wear the appropriate uniform in any public setting to represent DEW in a professional manner.
  • May be required to participate in fire management or associated duties.


  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Natural Resources Management, Park Management, Environmental Science, Agricultural Science or equivalent is desirable.

Enquiries to:

Renata Rix
Program Leader, Flows for the Future, Water Infrastructure & Operations Branch
0437 916 264

Application Instructions:
Submit a CV and letter of application (max 3 pages) addressing the Technical, Professional/Knowledge and Experience (including qualifications) outlined in the Role Description.

Applications close: Wednesday, 22 September 2021 at 11:45 PM

OPS4 Senior Field Officer – Role Description.pdf
employment declaration.pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.