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Senior Hydrographer (702352)


The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (NRE Tas) is seeking a talented Senior Hydrographer to join the Water Management and Assessment Branch.

NRE Tas is committed to investing in its people to ensure a sustainable and successful organisation through a positive workplace culture and highly capable employees. We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexible working arrangements.  Talk to us about what flexibility could look like for you.

Hours per fortnight

73.50 (minimum 58.80 hours, by negotiation).

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Hydrographer, you will provide hydrographic services and advice to ensure Tasmania’s water resources are managed sustainably to support the continued prosperity and development of the State’s industries and the community’s standard of living.

You will work both in the office and in the great outdoors as a member of a supportive team.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • a passion for hydrography and water resource management

  • the ability to build and nurture relationships with industry and stakeholder partners

  • the ability to think strategically and understand the challenges facing natural resource management in Tasmania now and into the future

  • a Diploma from a recognised TAFE institution, or an equivalent qualification, appropriate to the nature of the work

  • the ability to swim and work at heights

  • swift water/boating training

  • a current First Aid Certificate


Nestled in the picturesque Tamar valley, Launceston is known for its excellent food and wine and offers great opportunities to enjoy a positive work/life balance.

Launceston boasts relatively short and hassle-free commuting, access to quality services and is located only a short drive from a range of breathtaking natural attractions.

We offer:

  • Flexible working arrangement opportunities and excellent work/life balance.

  • A permanent position in a dynamic and rewarding work environment with a highly competitive salary, superannuation contributions and salary sacrificing options.

  • Contemporary leave entitlements.

  • Structured progression and professional development opportunities.

  • The chance to work across an amazing state of Australia brimming with outdoor adventure opportunities and experiences.

  • Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

 SOD - 702352 - Senior Hydrographer - Band 5.docx

 SOD - 702352 - Senior Hydrographer - Band 5.pdf

 Advice to Applicants.docx

 Advice to Applicants.pdf

How to apply

To apply, please provide a Short Form Application which is a 1-2 page covering letter outlining your experience, skills and knowledge as they relate to the Statement of Duties, and a copy of your current Resumé/CV.

Please note that we do not require a separate statement addressing the selection criteria.

Please apply online, Tasmanian Government Jobs (

Refer to the 'Advice to Applicants' document for further information.

If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact Recruitment via

Closing Date

Applications close on Monday, 18 September 2023 at 11:55pm.

For more information on the position please contact:

Jeffrey Chamberlain

Section Head (Water Monitoring)

0417 048 889

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