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Environmental Health Officer - Federation Council

Environmental Health Officer - Kernow Environmental Services

Lecturer, Teaching and Research - Occupation, Safety and Environment

Environmental Health Officer - Federation Council

Federation Council is a prospering rural community situated on the Murray River centrally located between the rural cities of Albury, Wodonga, Wangaratta, Wagga Wagga and Shepparton. Corowa is 3 hours from Melbourne, 4 hours from Canberra and 6 hours from Sydney.Do you want to part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? Federation Council might be the right career move for you.Federation Council is seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Graduate to work in our Planning and Environmental team. This position will assist the Department to provide a high quality environmental health service for Federation Council.

Job application closing date

5.00pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020



Job type

Permanent Full-time position

Salary range/Remuneration
  • $1385.70 to $1730.60 per week.
  • 35hrs/wk, 9 day fortnight.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Oversee the implementation of the biosecurity and weed control programs including assisting with the preparation of policies, plans and procedures;

  • Inspect, educate and regulate retail food businesses including temporary food stalls and mobile food vehicles;

  • Implement Councils onsite-sewerage management strategy including inspection, education and regulation of systems;

  • Implement Council’s monitoring program for public health activities including hairdressers, beauty parlours, skin penetration premises and the like;

  • Carry out Council’s public swimming pool and spa monitoring program to ensure compliance with public health legislation;

  • Monitor and inspect regulated systems (cooling water systems and warm water systems) to ensure compliance with public health legislation;

  • Implement Council’s monitoring program for underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) to ensure compliance with environmental legislation;

  • Investigate and respond to environmental nuisance and pollution matters such as noise, dust, odour, smoke, light, litter, illegal dumping and burning;

  • Prepare statements of evidence and represent Council in Court where necessary;

  • Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed reports and up-to-date file notes, memoranda and correspondence;

  • Refer to the position description for further information about the responsibilities and capabilities regarding this role

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Diploma in Environmental Monitoring or similar qualification
  • Previous experience identifying biosecurity weeds, developing and implementing control programs.
  • Current Driver’s licence.
  • Previous experience in frontline supervision of staff and oversee contractors work.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation including Biosecurity Act, Local Government Act, Protection of the Environmental Operations Act, Public Health Act, Swimming Pool Act.
  • Previous experience responding to customer requests, investigation and enforcement of legislative requirements.
  • Report writing and effective communication skills including conflict resolution and negotiation.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of team goals, priorities, work plans, budgets and comply with purchasing policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply EEO, WHS and ethical practice principles and to act with probity at all times.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the capability requirements of this position as defined in the capability statement.

Contact person

Position Description

For further information email to jobs@federationcouncil.nsw.gov

Applications close on Wednesday 24 March 2020 at 5:00pm

Environmental Health Officer - Kernow Environmental Services

Kernow has been at the forefront of the environmental health industry in Victoria for more than 22 years. With more than 40 Environmental Health Professionals across metro and rural councils plus a large immunisation team and support personnel, our staff have significant expertise and are respected leaders in the field. We have long standing relationships with a number of large and small councils in metro and rural Victoria and provide short term contracting solutions to various other councils within Victoria.In this role, you will be based at Pyrenees Shire Council in Beaufort. You will join a team of professional and experienced Environmental Health Officers across Victoria reporting to the Team Leader, Regional.This role provides genuine flexibility – it may be performed part-time (minimum 0.6FTE) or full-time (with scope for opportunities beyond the day to day EHO work).

Job application closing date

Wednesday 25th March 2020


Pyrenees Shire (Beaufort)

Job type

Permanent Full-time position

Salary range/Remuneration
  • Attractive salary + motor vehicle
  • Diverse and interesting work in a beautiful setting
  • Autonomy within a supportive network and culture

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • To perform the duties of an Authorised Officer in accordance with the Instrument of Delegation approved by the Council from time to time.

  • To inspect, check and report on registered food premises and food handlers as directed in accordance with the Food Safety Policy and Quality procedures.

  • To inspect, audit and report on Health Act premises as directed.

  • Co-ordinate all Food Recalls of public health concern.

  • Conduct Food Sampling in line with Food Sampling program.

  • To take pro-active and reactive action for the prevention and control of the spread of infectious diseases.

  • Coordinate or assist in coordination of Health Promotion activities.

  • To investigate and take appropriate action to alleviate nuisances and control pests.

  • To approve and supervise the installation and operation of waste water disposal systems.

  • To assess and advise clients in relation to immunisation guidelines, and promote maximum participation rates in the community.

  • To participate in, and co-ordinate the delivery of immunisation sessions.

  • To provide advice training and support to other staff members of Kernow Environmental Services.

  • To establish and maintain up to date documentation on all relevant activities.

  • Other duties as directed from time to time.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Skills, qualifications and experience relevant to the position.

  • A commitment to on-going personal and professional development.

  • Eligibility as a member of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health.

  • Knowledge and understanding of local government operating environment.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Best Value Principles applied in Local Government.

  • Demonstrate experience in negotiation and conflict resolutions.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • A current licence to drive a manual motor vehicle in Victoria is a mandatory requirement of the position.

Contact person

To apply for the role, please email your CV and an expression of interest to Jackie Foley, People and Culture Manager, jackie.foley@kernow.net.au

Applications close on Wednesday 25 March 2020

Lecturer, Teaching and Research - Occupation, Safety and Environment - Curtin University

Established in 1979, the School of Public Health leads positive change in public health and wellbeing in Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific region. The Occupation, Environment and Safety division within the school conducts health and safety technology, occupational hygiene and related research. Research areas provide staff and students with access to modern industrial equipment that enables complex, cutting-edge projects.This role contributes to teaching and research, the balance of these two activities being variable by agreement through the Work Planning and Performance Review (WPPR) process, and carries out activities to maintain and develop scholarly activities relevant to the discipline or profession.
The incumbent is expected to have a growing profile in teaching, research and service/leadership. They are likely to lead or coordinate the work of other staff.

Job application closing date

9:00 PM Sunday 19 April 2020


Bentley Campus, Perth

Job type

Permanent Full-time position

Salary range/Remuneration
  • $99,530 - $118,115 (ALB) plus 17% superannuation

  • Innovative work that will make real-world health differences

  • Interactions with and learnings from industry, government and academic partners

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Teaching at the Bentley campus as well as short/intensive periods offshore

  • Undertake nationally and internationally competitive and high quality research in the discipline of Occupation, Environment and Safety.

  • Supervision of Honours/Postgraduate student(s)

  • Deliver high quality teaching to undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing reflective improvement in teaching.

  • Conduct tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio sessions, as appropriate, which stimulate and foster student learning.

  • Contribute to academic service, collegiality and engagement, including efficient management of internal service roles

  • Publish/exhibit in high quality refereed journals/outlets in manner consistent with disciplinary practice.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated high level teaching skill and a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching delivery.
  • A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to the discipline and a record of contribution to scholarship in teaching.
  • An established record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • A history of successful competitive grant applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  • Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination role.
  • Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.
  • Environmental Health qualifications accredited by Environmental Health Australia

  • Industry experience in either Health and Safety or Environmental Health (or both)

  • Active membership of relevant professional bodies

  • A track record of attracting research funding

Contact person

Position Description

For more information contact:
Ben Mullins, Associate Professor School of Public Health
Phone: +61 8 9266 7029
Email: Ben.Mullins@curtin.edu.au

Applications close on Sunday 19 April 2020 at 9PM

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