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Employment Vacancies

Environmental Health Officer - Cessnock City Council

Environmental Health Officer - District Council of Loxton Waikerie

Graduate Environmental Health Officer - Burdekin Shire Council

Environmental Health Officer - Kempsey Shire Council

Environmental Health Officer - City of Sydney

Environmental Health Officer - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Compliance Officer-Shift - City of Sydney

Environmental Health Officer - Cessnock City Council

We are seeking a dynamic professional with demonstrated skills and knowledge in environmental health who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. You will be an effective communicator with tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health and have well-developed skills in customer service, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
Joining the Health and Building team as an Environmental Health Officer you will experience a diverse role working across all aspects environmental health

Job application closing date

Thursday 5 March 2020 at 11.30pm

Location

Cessnock, NSW

Job type

Permanent Full-time

  • $69,368 - $80,320 per annum plus 10.5% superannuation
  • 35 hour per week position
  • Leaseback vehicle
  • 19-day month/RDO scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements and work/life balance
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Proactive and responsive monitoring and education of food premises, skin penetration premises, on-site wastewater management systems and public aquatic facilities;
  • Consider and determine applications for approval under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 relating to the installation, construction or alteration of a waste treatment device and operating a system of sewage management;
  • Investigate, manage and resolve public health, environmental and stormwater complaints;
  • Provide high-quality technical advice to Town Planning and Building services through the timely completion of development application referrals; and
  • Liaise with, and provide assistance and advice to a variety of stakeholders including Council staff, consultants, residents, State Government Departments and agencies.
  • Provide statutory services relating to the regulatory premises program including the inspection of food premises, skin penetration premises, hairdressers/beauticians, cooling towers/warm water systems, shared/tourist accommodation, public swimming pools/spas and Underground Petroleum Storage Systems.
  • Provide statutory services relating to on-site sewage management as prescribed by the Local Government Act 1993 and Council’s On-Site Sewage Management Strategy including the inspection of on-site sewage management systems (OSSMS).
  • Investigate, manage and resolve public health, environmental and stormwater complaints (CRMs) within required timeframes through the judicious application of Orders, Notices and Directions as appropriate to relevant legislation.
  • Provide high quality technical advice to Town Planning and Building services through the timely completion of development application referrals relating to onsite wastewater management, regulated premises fixtures and fit out, noise, odour and the protection of the environment.
  • Consider and determine applications for approval under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 relating to the installation, construction or alteration of a waste treatment device and operating a system of sewage management.
  • Assist the Environmental Health Team Leader to meet operational performance standards with regard to CRM response; regulatory premises & OSSMS inspection rates; timely completion of Development Application referrals; and, assessment and determination of Local Government Act applications.
  • Guide and instruct the Trainee Environmental Health Officer in the conduct of their duties to support their professional development

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Degree or Postgraduate tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health accredited by Environmental Health Australia or qualifications and experience that are substantially equivalent and appropriate to undertake the role of Environmental Health Officer;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying relevant legislation to undertake the key accountabilities of an Environmental Health Officer;
  • Possess highly developed written and verbal communications skills including the ability to communicate with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external; and
  • Proven ability to employ good judgement and effectively utilise discretion in a regulatory environment.

Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Brendan Mayman, Team Leader Environmental Health on 4993 4323

Applications close on 5 March 2020 at 11:30 pm

Environmental Health Officer - District Council of Loxton Waikerie

The community encompassed within the District Council of Loxton Waikerie offers a broad range of health, education and sporting facilities, which are supported by a range of industries including horticulture, farming, tourism and retail. We enjoy a beautiful natural environment centred on the River Murray, complemented by quality food and wine experiences, with opportunities for the whole family, just a few hours from the Adelaide metropolitan area.Council is seeking a skilled and motivated professional to join us as the Environmental Health Officer, working as an important part of the Environmental Services team. The Environmental Health Officer will be responsible for functions under the SA Public Health and Food Acts.

Job application closing date

11 March, 2020 at 12 noon

Location

Burdekin, QLD

Job type

Permanent Full-time

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Provide specialist advice and support in regard to environmental health matters involving other programs or projects of Council
  • Deliver an efficient and effective mosquito control program throughout the district and across the region in association with other Councils
    Investigate infectious disease cases referred by SA Health to prevent the spread of infectious disease within the community
  • Undertake inspections of food premises ensure compliance with all relevant legislation and food-borne disease is minimised
  • Assess wastewater applications in accordance with relevant legislation and codes
  • Undertake necessary inspections of premises in regard to the installation of wastewater control systems, under floor plumbing and associated works
  • Provide advice to the Manager Environmental Services on the current state of significant Public and Environmental Health activities of, or affecting the Council, highlighting any features that may impact on Council's functions
  • Provide professional environmental health advice to Council and customers
  • Respond to environmental health related enquiries in accordance with relevant legislation and council policies
  • Ensure continuous improvement of Council’s services through adherence with core values

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Qualifications recognised by SA Public Health Act 2011
  • A current South Australian Class C Driver’s Licence
  • Qualified Food Safety Auditor and eligibility for Department of Health Approved Food Safety Auditor status White Card
  • DCSI Screening Clearance
  • Knowledge of the Food Act, Public Health Act, Local Government Act and relevant Australian Standards and Codes of Practice Knowledge of preparation and terminology of legal documentation and procedures
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to interpret complex information, drawings, maps, statistics and legal opinions
  • Knowledge of the Australian Childhood Immunisation Schedule
  • Proven interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Skills in community consultation and engagement and good presentation skills
  • Possess time management skills to schedule output effectively
  • Adaptable and flexible to meet organisational demands
  • Very good oral and written communication skills, with the ability to prepare reports and handle customer enquiries in a clear and concise manner
  • Have well developed problem solving skills

Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR contact Mrs Cheryle Pedler Manager of Environmental Services on 08 8584 8000

Applications close on 28 February 2020 at 05:00 pm

Graduate Environmental Health Officer - Burdekin Shire Council

Burdekin Shire Council is seeking applications for a Graduate Environmental Health Officer to assist our team in providing public health and environmental health services to the Burdekin Shire. Undergraduates nearing completion of their studies are encouraged to apply.

Job application closing date

28 February 2020 at 5.00 pm.

Location

Burdekin, QLD

Job type

Full-time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

Level 5 ($85,321 pa) with the commencing salary dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful applicant.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Undertake and/or assist with the assessment of premises regulated by Environmental Health in accordance with relevant State Government legislation or Council Local Laws. This includes inspection, enforcement, education, maintenance of registers and administrative activities.
  • Investigate and take further action as required to resolve environmental health complaints.
  • Undertake investigation, auditing, sampling and enforcement activities for compliance with relevant environmental legislation.
  • Assist in the investigation and monitoring of environmental health issues.
  • Complete assessment of applications for licences and permits.
  • Assist in implementing environmental health programs as they apply to special events, markets, festivals and shows.
  • Participate in disaster management planning as well as respond to disasters affecting the Shire or local area.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental health in an Australian course accredited by Environmental Health Australia to then be eligible for membership into Environmental Health Australia.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the duties that an Environmental Health Officer working for Local Government performs.

  • Demonstrated sound written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated sound time management skills.

  • Experience in the use of computer systems especially Microsoft products such as Word, Excel and Outlook as well as Database systems.

  • Current ‘C’ class driver’s licence for a manual car.

Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR contact Preeti Prayaga – Coordinator - Public Health and Environment on (07) 4783 9800

Applications close on 28 February 2020 at 05:00 pm

Environmental Health Officer - Kempsey Shire Council

Kempsey Shire Council is located on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales and is known for its genuine hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-tropical rainforests, mountain ranges, rock river gorges, sprawling farmland and peaceful villages.

Reporting to the Coordinator Environmental Health, the Environmental Health Officer will provide effective and efficient services to reduce risks to both public health and the environment, including the enforcement of Council’s On-Site Sewage Management Strategy.To be successful in this role, you should hold a degree in Environment Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science or similar; possess knowledge in the operation and installation of on-site sewage management systems; the ability to understand and assess complex technical issues; and highly developed written and verbal communication.

Job application closing date

Monday, 2 March 2020 at 4 pm

Location

Kempsey, NSW

Job type

Permanent Full-time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

  • Weekly salary of $1,510.26 to $1,699.81 (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Opportunities to collaborate and achieve

  • Career development

  • 19-day month

  • A fantastic lifestyle and work-life balance

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Provide statutory services relating to on-site sewage management as prescribed by the Local Government Act 1993 and Council’s On-Site Sewage Management Strategy including administration, implementation and enforcement
  • Audit inspections of on-site sewage management systems in accordance with the Environment and Health Guidelines 1998, AS1547:2012 – On-site domestic wastewater management, Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act and Council’s On-site Sewage Management Strategy
  • Provide high-quality technical advice to Development Assessment through the timely completion of development application referrals
  • Providing assistance and advice on the operation of on-site sewage management systems, including design of effluent and disposal areas
  • Consider and determine applications under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 relating to the installation, construction or alteration of a waste treatment device and
    operating a system of sewage management
  • Provide statutory services relating to the regulatory premises program including the inspection of food premises, skin penetration premises, hairdressing/beautician premises, cooling towers/warm water systems, underground petroleum storage systems (UPSS) and public swimming pools/spas
  • Investigate complaints regarding noise, odour, smoke and dust.
  • Investigate, manage and resolve public health, environmental and stormwater complaints within required timeframes
  • Respond to pollutions incidents and take necessary action to mitigate/minimise environmental harm and where Council is the Appropriate Regulatory Authority take responsibility for the incident
  • Encouraging stakeholders to comply with relevant standards
  • Provide advice and when legal action is required as necessary prepare evidence and represent Council at the Land and Environmental Court or local courts
  • Preparing reports for Council regarding on-site sewage issues
  • Keep up to date with industry and legislative developments relating to environmental
    health

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Degree qualification in Environment Engineering, Environmental Health, Environmental Science or similar discipline
  • Hold a WorkCover Construction Induction Card.
  • Hold and maintain a current NSW driver’s licence.
  • Demonstrated experience at an appropriate level to competently carry out the position’s
    tasks

Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Organisational Development and Performance team on 02 6566 3200 or email jobs@kempsey.nsw.gov.au

Applications close on 2 March 2020 at 04:00 pm

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. If you are looking for an opportunity to deliver environmental health services in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, here is your opportunity. This exciting compliance-based role within the City of Sydney’s Health and Building Team will provide the successful candidate with experience across a broad range of public health and environmental health compliance matters. Our Health & Building Team offers a very friendly and helpful working environment, which supports all of its staff members through in-house professional development and assistance, whilst recognising the importance of a balance between work and lifestyle commitments.As the successful candidate, you should possess tertiary qualifications in an environmental health related discipline and have related experience in regulatory inspections and compliance. To succeed you will have excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to work under pressure as part of a team.Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City of Sydney might be the right career move for you

Job application closing date

11:59 pm, Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Location

Sydney, CBD

Job type

Permanent Full-time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

AUD 93,712 - 105,166 per annum plus Superannuation

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Independently investigate regulatory environmental and public health issues while achieving timely, high-quality outcomes.
  • •Interpret environmental health and public health legislation, code and policies and enforce requirements where breaches are identified.
  • Educate the local community and stakeholders on the building compliance program and relevant City Programs to increase public awareness of the City’s role and responsibilities in regards to making the City a safe place to live.
  • Work with businesses and property owners/developers, stakeholders, other agencies to address issues and concerns and improve service delivery.
  • Utilise mediation and conflict resolution skills to resolve matters and achieve appropriate outcomes for all parties involved
  • Deliver expert advice in a highly regulatory environment while addressing various concerns of a large number of stakeholders.
  • Work with businesses and property owners/developers, stakeholders and other agencies to balance their needs while meeting the City's strategic priorities

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Applied Science (Environmental Health) or equivalent. Including experience in the application of Public and Environmental Health legislation, policies and guidelines. •
  • Knowledge and understanding of all environmental health functions including the competent delivery of inspections, investigations and enforcement.
  • Please refer to the capabilities for this position for more information.

Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Matt Cruickshank, Area Manager on (02) 9265 9127

Applications close on 25 February 2020 at 11:59 pm

Environmental Health Officer - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

  • The Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service strives to provide excellence in health care, wellbeing, research and education in Far North Queensland.
  • The Health Service is the primary provider of health services to residents of the Cairns, Tablelands and Cassowary Coast regions with a population of over 250,000 people, as well as providing specialist services to the Torres Strait and Cape York region. Cairns Hospital is the primary referral hospital for Far North Queensland.
  • We provide an extensive range of health services at more than 30 regional, rural and remote facilities across a geographical area of 142,900 square kilometres.
  • The Health Service is 95 percent self-sufficient with only a small number of high-level acute services being provided in Townsville and Brisbane.
  • Our staff are a part of the community we serve, and we strongly believe that health outcomes are enhanced by involving our community in the planning and evaluation of local health services.

Job application closing date

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Location

Cairns, QLD

Job type Permanent Full Time or Part Time positions available, hrs negotiable

Salary range and Remuneration Package

Classification: HP3

Salary starting from: $65 894 per annum (F/T)
$36.40 per hour (P/T)
Plus superannuation and leave loading benefits

Duties/ Responsibilities

1. Environmental Health Practice

Demonstrate expertise, skills and knowledge, commensurate with the level of experience, to undertake routine environmental health services and incident response, and implement projects and research, with a particular focus in water quality management in healthcare facility water systems, while under the supervision and professional guidance of a more senior environmental health officer.

Develop ability to use evidence based practice to investigate, enforce and prosecute in a court of law, relevant health legislation, in compliance with departmental policies and procedures and in line with contemporary investigatory practice, under the supervision of a more senior environmental health officer.

Develop skills and strategies to educate and promote contemporary environmental health concepts and practice including healthcare facility water risk management to internal and external stakeholders, under the supervision of a more senior environmental health officer.

2. Communication and Partnerships

Provide competent environmental health advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare routine reports and submissions on environmental health issues to the Manager Environmental Health Services through the Team Leader Environmental Health Services, commensurate with the level of experience.

Work within a multi-disciplinary team, including other environmental health officers, to deliver an environmental health response to outbreaks and incidents to address specific public health issues.

Collaborate with partners in addressing environmental health issues in culturally and linguistically diverse groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations to enhance population health outcomes utilising various communication methods.

3. Leadership and Management

Use knowledge obtained through tertiary education, professional development and experience, to inform, improve and promote environmental health practice.

Commensurate with level of experience, provide guidance to less experienced staff, other environmental health practitioners and work experience students, in relation to routine procedures and practices, under the supervision of a more senior environmental health officer.

4. Knowledge Management

Engage in continual learning and development of environmental health practice knowledge and expertise through active learning within the team and by engaging in ongoing, relevant professional development activities.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification that is accredited by Environmental Health Australia or deemed eligible for appointment by the Qld Health Environmental Health Officer Appointments Review Committee.
Contact person

For further information please contact Brad Milligan

Ph: 07 4226 5591

Applications close Tuesday 18 February 2020

Compliance Officer-Shift - 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’s night-time economy is an integral part of its commercial, cultural and social fabric. Late night trading premises are an important part of Sydney social and street life that contribute to Sydney’s image as a Global City, and play an important role in the City’s economic growth.An exciting opportunity has become available to assist with the monitoring and compliance of the City’s late night premises by providing advice on applications for licensed and late night trading premises, inspect, monitor, regulate and assess premises to ensure compliance with development consent, ensure healthy and safe buildings, and minimising amenity issues for surrounding areas and residents.

Job application closing date

11.59pm on Monday 24 February 2020.

Location

Sydney CBD

Job type Permanent Full Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

AUD 107,610.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Conduct investigations for regulatory action as required under the provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Local Government Act 1993, Roads Act, Building Code of Australia and other relevant Codes of Practice, Australian Standards and Council Policies.
  • Undertake enforcement action, including but not limited to Penalty Infringement Notices, Notice of intention to give and Order, Order, Directives and initiating legal action in allocated matters.
  • Carry out proactive and reactive inspections of buildings, businesses and site works as appropriate to ensure compliance with approved plans and meet conditions of development consent and other safety and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure that buildings comply with statutory and Council requirements as regards public safety, health and amenity.
  • Ensure that building related activities which affect the public way, health, safety and amenity are adequately regulated.
  • Ensure that buildings comply with Essential Service requirements in relation to fire safety matters.
  • Liaise with relevant Council staff, other agencies, businesses and property owners/developers to ensure effective co-ordination and co-operation in the resolution of customer issues and concerns.
  • Comply with and keep abreast of any relevant legislation applicable to the performance of the duties of this position.
  • Conduct joint operations with Council and external agencies and authorities as required to ensure regulated compliance standards are maintained.
  • Proactively collaborate and engage with external agencies by attending meetings such as local Liquor Accords.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications in Health, Building, or equivalent, or extensive appropriate demonstrated experience
  • Demonstrated experience in seeking regulatory compliance with a broad range of unauthorised building uses and associated activities, in new and existing buildings
  • knowledge of the Local Government Act, Environmental Planning and Assessment Act, other relevant Acts and legislation, Building Code of Australia, Codes and Australian Standards as they relate to building assessment, compliance and enforcement
  • availability to work flexible hours including weekend, early morning, and late night shifts
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR contact Matt Cruickshank, Area Manager North, Health and Building on 02 9265 9127.

Applications close Monday 24 February 2020

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