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Water Services Officer

Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

Also known as Water Industry Operator.

Water services officers are responsible for planning, controlling and delivering water for purposes such as irrigation, commercial, stock and domestic usage.

Water services officers work both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, in both rural and metropolitan areas.


    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


  • 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

Interest Area

Scientific Technical/Engineering Clerical/Administrative Outdoor


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.


Traineeship Year 10 Preferred

To become a water services officer you usually have to complete a traineeship in Water Operations.

Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.


Water services officers are employed with the NSW Office of Water, ActewAGL in the ACT and related organisations, including local government. Entry-level positions are advertised in metropolitan and country newspapers and on organisation websites.

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More Information - External Links

Job Outlook for Water Services Officer Australian Water Association Office of Water, Department of Primary Industries (NSW) ActewAGL (ACT)

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