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Department of Environment and Science Graduate Program - Environmental Officer

Are you a recent graduate with a degree in environmental management or similar (or about to graduate)? The Department of Environment and Science (DES) is looking for up to 15 graduates for new environment officer roles across Queensland.

Our team is as unique as the landscape of this state. Together, we bring a tapestry of life experiences that help us to build an environmental legacy for future generations.

If you’re excited by the diversity, and sense of pride that this role affords, read on.

Our roles can be dynamic, exciting and incredibly rewarding. Whatever your job with us, you'll strive and innovate to achieve a better Queensland. Our role is complex, and our work can be challenging - important work usually is. But your contribution will count, and so will you.

Here at DES, we are committed to working in genuine partnership with Queensland's First Nations people to achieve stronger outcomes for community and for all people. For further reading click: Gurra Gurra Framework 

  • You will contribute to the team by being flexible in the work that you do.
  • You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to day-to-day diversity.
  • You may work with others to assess environmental risks, go on site to undertake compliance inspections, educate industry and community members about environmental obligations, interpret and apply legislation, and so much more.

You'll find the full duties and responsibilities for Environmental Officer (PO2) in the attachments on Smart Jobs. 

What's in it for you?

You'll be mentored by experienced leaders to continue to develop on the job. In fact, we'll match your commitment to your growth and development all round. You'll have the opportunity to:

  • complete rotations across work streams;
  • build your capability in the disciplines of compliance and assessment;
  • live and work in your community, for your community, or take the opportunity to rotate across various locations; and
  • get started in a meaningful career in environmental regulation.

You'll experience so much here. For most of us, it starts with our wonderful people and the rich, diverse perspectives they bring.

They're dedicated, passionate and curious professionals. We're all different, and those differences are what make us great.

About you

  • You're open to learning new skills and technologies and have a strong safety mindset, that includes both contemporary psychological and physical safety and wellbeing practices.
  • You'll be an emotionally intelligent, collaborative problem solver who is excited to embrace an opportunity to develop their operational and leadership capabilities.

To help determine if this role is right for you, please download all of the attachments on SmartJobs and complete the brief quiz before applying. 

How to Apply

Provide a short statement (of no more than 1 page) explaining why you are interested in the role and include your current resume (1-3 pages is recommended) with:

  • All essential information about you (name, contact number, email address, etc.);
  • Accurate information about your academic qualifications;
  • Your employment history describing your roles, achievements, projects and responsibilities to date; and
  • Extracurricular activities, work experience roles and life experiences (e.g., involvement in the community, sports teams, volunteering activities, etc.) highlighting your transferable skills.

Suitable applications will remain on file for 12 months and may be considered for other vacancies.

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Closed 14 days ago
Closed 14 days ago
  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Engineering Environmental, Environment, Science

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Working

  • Locations:

    Brisbane, Regional Queensland





  • Program Duration

    1 Year

  • Closing Date:27th Jul 2022, 7:00 am


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