First listed on: 23 May 2024

Senior Decision Support Hydrologist  

Executive Level 1

Position overview

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced hydrologist specialising in communication and engagement to join our organisation as a hydrologist communication specialist.

Primarily, your role will be to support state and local Emergency Management during the prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of flooding and related impacts. In this role, you will be responsible for delivering tailored information to the emergency management sector, enabling them to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions. You will be part of a team of hydrologists, meteorologists, and climatologists, who are jointly responsible for enhancing emergency services decision making through accurate and timely communication, including both written and verbal briefings. 

In addition to operational tasks, you will share responsibility for routine stakeholder related tasks.  These may include building relationships with external customers, supporting Flood Warning Consultative Committees, advising state and local government agencies on floodplain management issues, and participating in continuous improvement activities that improve Bureau products and services, particularly those involved in delivering the Total Flood Warning Service.

You will work rosters that support the delivery of decision support to the NSW State Emergency Services' (NSW SES) operational preparedness and response work.  Working from NSW SES State headquarters at Wollongong will be required. This involves a rostered rotation, Monday to Friday, to prepare and deliver flood operational briefings for the NSW SES before, during and after flood events. A minimum of 2 days per week is required at Wollongong with more dependent on severe weather outlooks and flooding.

During severe weather and flooding events extended working hours will be required and may need to be performed from sites that are remote to the Bureau's Sydney office, including but not limited to the NSW SES Head Quarters in Wollongong and the NSW State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC) at Olympic Park.  You will be required to work within Emergency Management Operational Command Centres with other emergency management agencies.  This requires an ability to carry out duties remotely and with limited direct supervision.

Application Closing Date: Monday 10 June 2024

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