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Senior Environmental Health Officer - City of Sydney

Environmental Health Officer - City of Wondonga

Senior Environmental Health Officer - City of Sydney

At the City of Sydney our people are our most important asset and central to achieving our exciting and ambitious Sustainable Sydney 2030 – developing a green, global and connected city. The City of Sydney works to build socially sustainable communities that support a more inclusive Sydney – a city that is also more connected, liveable and engaged. From our high-quality facilities to local services and initiatives, we are dedicated to delivering the best city environment for business, work, living and recreation. The City of Sydney is currently advertising for an Senior Environmental Health Officer. The primary purpose of this position is to be a lead investigation and enforcement officer in any routine and detailed matter relating to public or environmental health, utilising independent decision making on appropriate actions and achieving quality outcomes to protect public safety, health and the environment.

Job application closing date

11.59pm on Sunday 18 April 2021

Location

Sydney CBD

Job type

Permanent Full time

Salary/Remuneration

  • AUD $109,224.00 - $124,131.00 per annum plus Superannuation
  • Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

  • Extensive health and wellbeing program available

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Investigate and resolve general and sometimes detailed regulatory environmental and public health issues while achieving timely, high quality outcomes.
  • To take appropriate enforcement actions to deal effectively with environmental and public health issues, taking into account the situation, the significance of the matter and the legislative options.
  • Carry out proactive and routine inspections and follow up inspections of registered premises in accordance with procedures
  • Manage large, varied and detailed work loads of environmental health matters concurrently.
  • Comply with and keep abreast of any relevant legislation applicable to the performance of the duties of this position.
  • Provide leadership and technical advice to other staff within the team, including review of proposed enforcement and correspondence.
  • Undertake position duties outside of normal working hours, as required.
  • Develop & Implement projects that assist with the best practice management of existing public health premises or issues

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science degree qualifications in Applied Science (Environmental Health or equivalent.
  • Experience in successfully delivering environmental health functions including the competent delivery of inspections, investigations and enforcement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the application of public and environmental health legislation, policies and guidelines

Contact person

For further information about this position please contact Matthew Cruickshank, Area Manager on 02 9265 9127.

Position Description

Applications close on 11.59pm on Sunday 18 April 2021

Environmental Health Officer - City of Wondonga

Wodonga is a vibrant and growing city ideally situated on the Murray River with surrounding hills, rich agricultural valleys, adjacent wineries and historic towns. Wodonga is one of the fastest-growing cities in Victoria and is undergoing major redevelopment in the city. Experience a sense of pride by joining an organisation that works directly with and for our local community. If you want to enjoy shorter commute times, an extensive track and trail network in which to soak up the great outdoors and be at the centre of a diverse region offering award-winning wineries, historic townships, snow and water play and much more, then a move to Wodonga is the move for you.Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including employee health and wellbeing programs, flexible work arrangements and career pathways and opportunities. The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff. We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. The council has a current vacancy for an Environmental Health Officer, the officer will assist in the effective and responsible administration and enforcement of the statutory requirements prescribed by the Food Act 1984, Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, Environment Protection Act 1970, other relevant legislation, and the council’s local laws to achieve and maintain a high standard of environmental health within the municipality.

Job application closing date

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Location

Wodonga, Victoria

Job type

Permanent Full time

Salary/Remuneration

Starting at $79,899 per annum

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Exercise the delegated powers as a duly authorised officer in respect of premises and vehicles registrable under the provisions of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008,the Food Act 1984and the Residential Tenancies (Caravan Parks and Moveable Dwellings) Act 1997;
  • Consult with and advise medical practitioners in the investigation and control of infectious diseases and immunisation procedures;
  • Exercise the delegated powers as a duly authorised officer under the Local Government Act and the Public Health and Wellbeing Act and attend to all complaints received referring to alleged nuisances and pest infestations, undertaking investigations as required and initiating appropriate action to correct the cause of complaint.
  • Exercise the delegated powers under the provisions of the Environment Protection Act 1970 in respect of domestic sewerage systems;
  • Assist with the maintenance of records and files pertaining to the environmental health team in accordance with the guidelines and requirements of the council’s records management system;
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and awareness of relevant statutory legislation pertaining to the position of environmental health officer generally
  • Assist with the annual reviews of the council’s Municipal Public Health Plan;
  • Assist with health education and promotion projects considered necessary for improvements of the awareness of municipal residents of environmental and public health issues;
  • Provide advice to other council departments in a timely manner on environmental health matters, requirements and considerations as requested;

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualification
  • Experience in environmental health matters including but not limited to food, public health nuisances, tobacco, wastewater systems, public health and wellbeing premises, immunisation and vector control and have a working knowledge of relevant legislation, and local government practices
  • Highly developed communication skills – verbal and written - including experience in preparing correspondence and other documents
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills
  • Be competent in Microsoft Word Access, Excel, Outlook, record management systems, Streatrader, IMPS etc., or be able to demonstrate the ability to learn to use such systems quickly

Contact person

For further information about this position please contact Team Leader Environmental Health Susan Bennett on (02) 6022 9257 or 0418 367 910.

Position Description

Applications close on Sunday, April 18, 2021

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