Love water? Who doesn’t!


Here’s some great roles all over the country, working for the federal government in water compliance. You’ll find yourself undertaking audits, investigating water theft, preparing briefs of evidence and associated activities. A cert IV in Government Investigations would be handy for this role.


Under limited direction, the Investigator supports and assists the Director, Audit and Investigation, to undertake work that is very complex and sensitive, operates under broad direction and exercises a considerable degree of independence. The Investigator will utilise existing networks and knowledge to design and implement audits and investigations within the Murray Darling Basin and will assist in the establishment of these within the Office. This role does not duplicate the role of frontline investigations undertaken by Basin State agencies. The investigative activities within this role enforce Basin Plan compliance such as the Basin Plan Water Trading Rules and also act as an investigator of last resort in relation to water theft. The audit aspect of this role takes a risk-based approach to auditing the systems of water management agencies to ensure their effectiveness.


Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

•      providing support to the Inspector-General of Water Compliance

•      handling and investigating allegations, against the Murray Darling Basin Plan 2012 and Water Act 2007

•      working with and liaising across Commonwealth and State agencies on matters relating to the IGWC

•      assisting in managing business of government activities including providing briefs of evidence and internal decision-making briefs

•      endorsing and encouraging ‘best practice’ recordkeeping in accordance with the Office’s record keeping policy and information governance framework.

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