Environmental Field Crew

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Permanent Full Time
Melbourne - Eastern Region
Environment, Operations and Maintenance, Other

Our Organisation

We love water and love life. What we do makes a vital contribution to Melbourne’s famous lifestyle. We achieve this by supplying high quality drinking water, providing outstanding sewerage services, integrating drainage systems, building resilience to flooding and by enhancing our waterway and land for greater community use. It’s a pride we share in helping to make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

Reporting to the Natural Resource Management Supervisor you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference and add to our work environment, within a place where you can learn and perform to your fullest potential.

The Role

At Melbourne Water we have multiple Environmental Field Crew roles. One of these full time roles is with a preference for fire response, where you will be require to pass a Firefighter medical, and Task Based Assessment. Throughout the fire season you will also be required to live within 30 minutes of the depot for the Fire Availability Roster.

If you have a passion for the environment, love working outside and have a background or keen interest in horticulture, environmental science, landscaping, or land management then we are wanting you to join our dynamic team.

These roles are based from our North East Regional Office and Healesville offices, working along Melbourne’s beautiful waterways and wetlands in the North East Region. These customer facing roles contribute to enhancing the livability for all Melbournians.

The role will see you working alongside other environmental enthusiasts to deliver the maintenance project works across our waterways and land assets. Your ability to take care of your colleagues and your own Health & Safety will see you succeed within this role.

Make an Impact

Become part of a talented and passionate team dedicated to enhancing life and liveability in Melbourne and beyond. Doing truly meaningful work in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

We provide a range of employee benefits that will make your experience working at Melbourne Water both professionally and personally rewarding.


Melbourne Water is committed to flexible working. We offer a variety of flexible arrangements to suit our employees varied needs and the business, including purchased leave, varied start and finish times, working from alternative locations, part time work and 9-day fortnights. We understand that Melbourne Water and our customers benefit from enabling our employees to achieve balance in work and life.

Growth & Development

We’re a curious bunch at Melbourne Water and relish any opportunity to learn something new. We are in the business of enhancing life and liveability, which lends itself to re-imagining what’s possible and challenging the status quo. We offer a variety of learning opportunities; from formal development programs, digital learning content and lunch & learns; to visiting our sites and getting to see our initiatives and projects first hand. We believe that learning happens every day, so we support our people to continuously learn and experiment in the flow of their work, designing their own development path.


Our people are passionate, welcoming and inclusive. We welcome applications from everyone, including people with disability, mature age and young job seekers, members of the LGBTI+ community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other culturally diverse backgrounds.

Your Skills and Experience

  • Experience in natural resource management or civil asset maintenance/project works is highly regarded
  • Sound interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people both within Melbourne Water, external organisations and with the general public
  • Ability to work under pressure and in emergency situations
  • Ability to work proactively as a member of the team, contribute fully to team decision-making and take responsibility for own role in ensuring the safety of all team members and other personnel on site
  • Proven ability to work and contribute in a team environment to improve processes, respond to various demands and manage multiple activities simultaneously
  • Chainsaw qualification and chipper use will be highly regarded
  • A valid Victorian Driver’s license is required for these roles

Please note the following requirements for the Environmental Field Crew with Fire Response:

  • Police Check
  • Pre-Employment medical for Fire fighters
  • Task based assessment for Fitness
  • Meet response time for First Attack roster

For more information, please see the attached Position Descriptions:

Download File Position_Description_-_WLD Crew Member.pdf

Download File Position Description _Crew Member with Fire Response.pdf

How to apply

Click on the "apply" button and complete the online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 21 August 2022 at 11:55pm AEST

Please note a Police Check / Health Assessment is required for this position.

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