Employment Vacancies

Employment Vacancies

Environmental Health Officer - Cessnock City Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer - Cumberland Council

Environmental Health Officer - Moira Shire

Environmental Health Officer - Melbourne

Environmental Health Coordinator - Western Downs Regional Council

Environmental Health Officer - Western Downs Regional Council


Environmental Health Officer - Cessnock City Council

Cessnock City Council provides a diverse range of services and facilities for the residents within the local government area, as well as visitors to the area. We employ approximately 380 employees and are situated within the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, approximately 120 kilometres north of Sydney and 40 kilometres west of Newcastle. 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.

Closing date for applications

Thursday 14 February 2019 at 11.30pm

Job location

Cessnock, NSW

Vacancy Type Temporary contract until 30 January 2020

Salary Range and Rewards

$67,676 - $78,361 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation

35 hours per week

19 day month and RDO scheme

Picturesque Hunter Valley location

Eligibility/Other Requirements

  • Degree or postgraduate qualifications accredited by Environmental Health Australia.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Food Act 2003 and subordinate legislation, and demonstrated experience conducting food premises inspections and undertaking enforcement action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Public Health Act 2010, Swimming Pools Act 1992 and subordinate legislation; and, demonstrated experience in conducting swimming pool and spa inspections and undertaking enforcement action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Public Health Act 2010, Local Government Act 1993 and subordinate legislation; and, demonstrated experience in conducting skin penetration, water cooling tower, hair & beauty and shared/tourist accommodation inspections and undertaking enforcement action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Local Government Act 1993, subordinate legislation and the Environment and Health Protection Guidelines for On-Site Sewage Management for Single Households; and, demonstrated experience in conducting inspections of a variety of commercial and domestic on-site sewage management systems and undertaking enforcement action.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997; and, demonstrated experience in conducting investigations into pollution incidents with regard to air, noise, odour, water and land pollution.

Position Description

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • Environmental/Food Auditing Skills
  • Demonstrated experience in environmental or health projects or programs involving coordination and community consultation.
Contact person For further information contact, Brendan Mayman, Environmental Health Team Leader on 4993 5323

Applications close 14 February 2019 at 11.30pm

Senior Environmental Health Officer - Cumberland Council

As a newly formed Council, Cumberland wants to build a clear and progressive vision for the future. Council’s new long-term Community Strategic Plan will focus on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our new organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change.

This position assists the Team Leader of Environmental Health and other members of the Council to ensure that the organisation meets all of its legislative, management plan and budgetary requirements. The position is responsible for maintaining Cumberland Council (the organisation and the community) at the forefront of Environmental Health.

Closing date for applications

Sunday 24 February 2019 at 11.30pm

Job location

Cumberland Local Government Area, Sydney, NSW

Vacancy Type

Permanent Full Time

70 hours per fortnight

Salary Range and Rewards

Grade 14 (over Aware rate)

$101,984.48 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation

Commencement salary will depend on qualifications, experience and competencies.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

  • Completion of Degree Level qualifications in Environmental Health
  • Knowledge of Environmental Health practices
  • Knowledge of the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Food Act 2003 (and Food Safety Standards), Public Health Act 2010, Local Government Act 1993 and all Regulations made thereunder.
  • Experience in implementing inspection programs for food surveillance, regulated systems and skin penetration premises (including tattooists, beauty salons, hairdressers and acupuncturists).
  • Experience in environmental monitoring, responding to pollution incidents, pollution investigations and enforcement procedures.
  • Experience with the Environmental Assessment of Development Applications
  • Preparation of Notices/Orders under the Local Government Act 1993, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Food Act 2003 and Public Health Act 2010 and issuing Penalty Infringement Notices.
  • Preparation of letters, memos and reports on issues relevant to the Senior Environmental Health Officer role to a wide range of audience, including Senior Management and Council.
  • Current Class C NSW drivers licence.

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • Experience in the development of policy/educational programs, environmental/food auditing.
  • Coordination of legal action including the preparation and giving of evidence in Court and liaising with Council’s designated legal representatives.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

How to apply

To submit your application for this position, please complete the attached questionnaire. You will be required to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed.

You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.

Contact person

For further information contact, Stuart Nunn

Ph: 02 8757 9631

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process. Applicants should also be prepared to undergo a medical examination as part of the selection process.

Applications close 24 February 2019 at 11.30 pm

Environmental Health Officer - Moira Shire

This role would suit an experienced and /or enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer interested in a tree change within one of Victoria’s most idyllic regional locations. The Shire of Moira boasts a vibrant community, thriving tourism, food and wine industry and is situated on the border of NSW, approximately 2.5 hours from Melbourne.

Closing date for applications

Monday 25 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

Job location

Moira Shire, Cobram

Vacancy Type

Permanent Full Time

Salary Range and Rewards

Generous salary package inclusive of a motor vehicle

Responsibilities/Other Requirements

  • Working closely with Kernow’s Leadership team to deliver the Environmental Health Service at Moira;
  • Undertaking food and health premises compliance inspections;
  • Wastewater assessments and on-site inspections;
  • Investigating food safety and public health complaints;
  • Providing tobacco educational visits and compliance inspections;
  • Undertaking food sampling visits; and
  • Investigating infectious disease notifications.

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • Bachelor of Health Science or other relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate both autonomously and collaboratively within a team environment and manage stakeholders.
  • Motivated to develop professionally and embrace new technology.
  • Hold a valid Australian drivers licence.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Contact person

Jackie Foley, People and Culture Manager

Email: jackie.foley@kernow.net.au

To learn more about Kernow, our culture and our people, see www.kernow.net.au/careers/

Applications close 25 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

Environmental Health Officer - Melbourne

In this role you will be supporting Kernow’s environmental health teams in Melbourne. You will be part of a team of professional and experienced Environmental Health Officers reporting to the Team Leader, Environmental Health.

Closing date for applications

Monday 25 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

Job location

Melbourne

Vacancy Type

12-month fixed term role

The potential for an extension and/or permanent placement.

Salary Range and Rewards

Generous salary package inclusive of a motor vehicle

Responsibilities/Other Requirements

  • Supporting the Environmental Health teams across Kernow’s client sites;
  • Undertaking food and health premises compliance inspections;
  • Investigating food safety and public health complaints;
  • Providing tobacco educational visits and compliance inspections;
  • Undertaking food sampling visits; and
  • Investigating infectious disease notifications

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • Bachelor of Health Science or other relevant tertiary qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to operate collaboratively within a team environment and manage stakeholders
  • Motivated to develop professionally and embrace new technology
  • Hold a valid Australian drivers licence.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Contact person

Jackie Foley, People and Culture Manager

Email: jackie.foley@kernow.net.au

To learn more about Kernow, our culture and our people, see www.kernow.net.au/careers/

Applications close 25 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

Environmental Health Coordinator - Western Downs Regional Council

Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a dynamic organisation committed to providing outstanding service to the local community. Everything we do is underpinned by our positive culture and internal brand which includes being an organisation that cares about its people and their safety, is future focused and strives to make a real difference to our community. Our behaviour reflects our organisational values: Communication, Leadership, Respect, Balance, Team Work, and Accountability.Western Downs Regional Council (WDRC) is a dynamic organisation committed to providing outstanding service to the local community. Everything we do is underpinned by our positive culture and internal brand which includes being an organisation that cares about its people and their safety, is future focused and strives to make a real difference to our community. Our behaviour reflects our organisational values: Communication, Leadership, Respect, Balance, Team Work, and Accountability.

Operating from within the Planning and Environment Department, you will lead the Community Standards Section to deliver effective Environmental Health, Local Laws and Animal Control services that protects and enhances community standards in the WDRC area.

Closing date for applications

5.00pm AEST on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Job location

Dalby

Vacancy Type

Full-time Permanent Position

Salary Range and Rewards

$88,486 (9 day/fortnight) - $99,692.02 (19 day/month) + 12% super + 17.5% leave loading

Relocation assistance up to $5,000

Responsibilities/Other Requirements

  • Refocusing programs;
  • Improving community compliance without solely relying on regulatory tools;
  • Leading a small team to achieve great outcomes;
  • Gaining the support of customers, providers and regulators;
  • Reducing costs through service improvements, contract refinement and service level reviews;
  • Systematically improving deal with financial and customer service systems

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • Proven high level of knowledge of relevant legislations;
  • Experience in leading a team with high compliance regulations in environmental health, local laws and animal management; and
  • A Bachelor of Environmental Health. It is also highly desirable for the successful candidate to have obtained and maintained professional accreditations in Food Safety Auditing, Asbestos Regulations and Pest Management.
  • Proven high level of knowledge of relevant legislations;
  • Experience in leading a team with high compliance regulations in environmental health, local laws and animal management; and
  • A Bachelor of Environmental Health. It is also highly desirable for the successful candidate to have obtained and maintained professional accreditations in Food Safety Auditing, Asbestos Regulations and Pest Management.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Contact person

For further information, Todd Summerville, Planning & Environment Manager

07 4679 4341

Applications close 28 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

Environmental Health Officer - Western Downs Regional Council

This role is responsible for the delivery of effective Environmental Health and Local Laws services in compliance with Government Legislation, Council corporate plan goals and industry best practice.

Closing date for applications

5.00pm AEST on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Job location

Dalby

Vacancy Type

Full-time Permanent Position

Salary Range and Rewards

$75,140.78 - $82,731.38 + 12% super + 17.5% leave loading

Relocation assistance up to $5,000

Responsibilities/Other Requirements

  • Undertaking environmental assessments and audits, (including pollution management; dangerous goods safety; noise, dust or odour audits and the assessment of environmental values, including waterway health; local laws roles and waste management) and Environmental Health duties (including food safety, vector management and public health management);
  • Investigating and obtaining evidence in relation to customer requests, complaints and potential offences;
  • Urgently respond to high risk customer requests or incidents to protect the community and environment;
  • To be proactive: participate in and deliver promotional, educational and project activities within the community that seek to improve environmental protection and environmental health outcome

Desirable criteria /Duties

  • A relevant Degree / Post-Graduate Certificate / Diploma in Environmental Health or demonstrated experience and suitable qualifications as recognised by Environmental Health Australia;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interpret legislation and liaise with the public; and
  • Excellent organisational skills and will enjoy working in a diverse, complex environment.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Contact person

For further information, Todd Summerville, Planning & Environment Manager

07 4679 4341

Applications close 28 February 2019 at 5.00 pm

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