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Environmental Health Officer

  • Salary: $72,629 - $99,725 p.a. plus 10.5% Superannuation
  • Permanent/Full Time
  • Access to Councils Variable Working Hours
About Shoalhaven Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance

About the role
This is a permanent, full time position working 35 hours per week that is based out of our Nowra Administration Building.

The advertised salary is based on the grade of the position, comprising of 4 steps within the range shown. The starting salary is at Step 1 within the grade. Progression through the salary steps shall be based upon the achievement of performance objectives relating to the position.

Reporting directly to the Senior Environmental Health Officer, the focus of this position is to:

  • Provide for the protection, promotion and improvement of the environment and public health and safety of the community by:

  • providing professional advice, delivering education and guidance
  • administer and enforce Acts and Regulations under various legislation and Council policies; and
  • working co-operatively with other Council divisions and state agencies to achieve improved environmental and public health outcomes

  • Investigation and enforcement activities for compliance with relevant environmental legislation such as the Protection of the Environment Operations Act and Regulations, eg. for air, noise, water pollution and waste dumping matters;
  • Investigate and respond to neighborhood complaints such as noise, air pollution, odours, overgrown vegetation, overland storm water disposal, hoarding and squalor, management of noise from aviaries & poultry.
  • Implement the NSW food legislation through compliance inspection and auditing, food handler education and enforcement of retail premises and temporary and mobile food premises

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • Completing or completed Tertiary qualifications equivalent to Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health)
  • Demonstrated experience in relevant employment in local government or a relevant field of Environmental Health (Grade 11)
  • Current NSW WorkCover Construction Induction Certificate
  • Current Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

This is a grade range position, therefore in accordance with qualifications, accreditation, experience and demonstrated skills, the prospective employee will be assessed as either Grade 9, 10 or 11.

Grade 9 – ($74,082 – $86,240)

Grade 10 - ($81,819 - $93,982)

Grade 11 – ($89,562 - $101,719)

A Merit list of suitable candidates will also be created from this recruitment for future opportunities

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements.
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  • At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  • Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  • What experience do you have preparing formal documentation? i.e. letters, reports etc
  • How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

Contact: Alison McVey / Trent Swan - Acting Leads – Environmental Health - 02 4429 3610

Applications Close: Thursday, 7 July 2022 (at Midnight)

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Food Technology, Medical

  • Locations:

    New South Wales,

  • Closing Date:11th Jul 2022, 12:00 am


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