Environmental Health Officer

Environmental Health Officer
  Full Time Term Contract - (up to 6 months)
Salary from $88,837up to $ 103,100 per annum plus superannuation
and an Operational Motor Vehicle under Leaseback may apply
(Salary package will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)
Recruitment No: 23005

At Wollongong City Council we have a steadfast commitment to creating an Extraordinary Wollongong. We are in an exciting period of transformation and focused on delivering exceptional services, infrastructure and facilities for our community

Our strength is the diversity of our people. Together our responsibility is to create an inclusive place where everyone is welcome, valued and belongs. We lead with courage, openness and curiosity. Our conversations and actions celebrate diversity, inclusion and belonging. Learn more about us here

About the position: 

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer looking to bring their professional knowledge and experience in a diverse range of responsibilities whilst working in a stable, collaborative, and supportive team environment. 

You will be undertaking important, programmed environmental health surveillance work as well as investigation of complaints in a range of areas including food safety, onsite sewage management, noise, air and water pollution, microbial control, skin penetration regulation, swimming pool water quality, mortuaries, places of shared accommodation, and sex premises.

What’s in it for you?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Environmental Health Officer seeking a new challenge and a role they can make their own or a recent graduate Environmental Health Officer looking to develop their skills. You will broaden your understanding of the role Wollongong City Council plays in our local community. 

This position is a full time position but we encourage applicants seeking a part time opportunity to apply.
This position is a Paternity leave position for up to 6 months with the possibility of extension.

  • We provide flexible working arrangements such as hybrid working and flex– you just need to ask!
  • We are value-led, support and encourage personal and professional growth, recognise and reward performance and embrace change.
  • We provide generous leave provisions including 5 weeks annual leave per year of service
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all, (everyone, every day and everywhere) and make available wellbeing programs to support mental, physical and social wellbeing of our staff to be at their best.
  • Mobile phone Allowance
  • Laptop provided with position


Click on ‘Apply’ to complete your online application. Please upload your resume and respond to each of the selection criteria below that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this position. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered.  CLICK HERE to learn more about How to Apply and our Recruitment Process.

Selection Criteria - 

For your application to be considered please ensure that you address the following criteria:

  1. Completed a degree level or post graduate tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health or an associated field.
  2. Outline your knowledge and experience in environmental health matters, including the ability to carry out routine inspections and complaint investigation.
  3. Explain how you have used your written and oral communication and/or negotiation skills to resolve a dispute or solve a problem.
  4. What strategies do you use to stay motivated and manage your workload to maintain a consistent quality of work?
  5. Current C class Drivers Licence 

Applications close 11:59pm Monday on 13 February 2023. 

More information:

  • Click on the attachment below to view the Position Description.
  • Contact Marco Forlano on (02) 4227 7708 for questions related to the job.
  • Questions related to submitting your application online or our recruitment process, please contact the Attraction + Retention Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Additional Notes:

  • We encourage applications from everyone regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, faith, disability or gender identity. People with disability are encouraged to reach out so they can be supported in recruitment processes, to enable them to demonstrate their skills and capabilities to meet the requirements of the job.
  • Wollongong Council adheres to the principles of a child safe organisation and is committed to the care and protection of all children and young people in the community. 
  • Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.
  • We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with current public health orders, for example online interviews. Currently there is also no mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for this position. Should a public health order or relevant legislation require the position to comply to mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, applicants will be required to comply.
  •  Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.  


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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Food Technology, Medical
  • Locations:
    New South Wales,
  • Closing Date:13th Feb 2023, 12:00 am


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