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Environmental Health Officer - City of Armadale

Graduate Environmental Health Officer - Town of Port Hedland

Environmental Health Officer - City of Kwinana

Environmental Health Officer - City of Armadale

A vacancy exists for an experienced, motivated and passionate individual to join the City of Armadale’s Health Services team. This role will be focused on improving the health of the community by ensuring that statutory requirements are met, and that business owners, residents and other stakeholders are educated on regulations that affect them. The successful candidate must possess a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or equivalent as a minimum requirement, however additional certificates and competencies will be highly regarded. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and customer service skills are essential to perform well in this role, as is a great attitude and strong work ethic

Job application closing date

4pm, Friday 31 July 2020.

Location

Armadale, WA

Job type

Full time - Fixed term – 2 years (Maternity Leave – Up to March 2021)

Salary/Remuneration
  • $72,179 to $83,461 pa
  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Professional development

  • Health and wellbeing program

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Undertake risk assessments of registered premises under the Health Act, Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act and other Acts for which responsibility for administration and enforcement lies with the Health Service, to determine compliance with those Acts and attendant regulations and local laws; and
  • Prepare notices, rectification directives and health orders where necessary.
  • Promote and initiate appropriate education and training.
  • Monitor the suitability for human consumption of food offered for sale, undertake seizure and oversee disposal of that declared unfit.
  • Investigate notifiable infectious diseases and suspected food poisoning outbreaks and initiate appropriate follow up action as required.
  • Ensure that plans and specifications submitted in association with building applications for any buildings comply with provisions of the relevant Acts, regulations and local laws, or that approvals are issued only conditional upon such compliance.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or equivalent qualifications acceptable to the Executive Director of Public Health.
  • Appointment as Authorised Person and Inspector (Noise) under the Environmental Protection Act or eligibility for such appointment.
  • Eligibility for membership of Environmental Health Australia.
  • Possession of Current C Class Drivers Licence.
  • Formal qualifications or training in HACCP and/or Auditing of Food Safety Plans (desirable).
  • Additional qualifications or formal studies in Health Sciences, Environmental Science, Pollution Control, Food Sciences and Technology, Management, Education or Sociology (desirable).

Contact person

For further information about this position please contact Garry Dine, Manager Health Services: (08) 9394 5653..

Position Description

Applications close on Friday 31st July 2020 at 4:00pm (WA time)

Graduate Environmental Health Officer - Town of Port Hedland

An exciting opportunity is now available to join Town’s Environmental Health team within the Regulatory Services directorate. This role is responsible for undertaking Council’s regulatory functions under the Food Act 2008, Public Health Act 2016, Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911, Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds Act 1995. This position is also required to provide specialist technical advice and reports relating to nuisances and regulated activities, investigate alleged complaints and take appropriate action where required, and develop and implement education programs to support and promote healthy communities. Overall, this role provides positive health and environmental outcomes for the community.

Job application closing date

11:45pm, Sunday 02 August 2020.

Location

Port Hedland, WA

Job type

Full time - Fixed term – 2 years

Salary/Remuneration
  • $93,308.90 per annum (including Port Hedland Allowance)

  • Six weeks annual leave plus 17.5% leave loading

  • Wellness program includes a free gym membership and pool membership

  • Superannuation co-contribution scheme

  • Training and professional development opportunities

  • Generous paid parental leave

  • Family-oriented and lifestyle supportive working conditions

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Undertake Food-related inspections to ensure compliance with the Food Act 2008
  • Assist with the completion of public swimming pool/inspections/testing including water re-use facilities to ensure compliance with the Health (Miscellaneous provisions) Act 1911 and relevant regulations, approvals and codes of practice.
  • Work with event organisers to ensure compliance with Health and Food Acts.
  • Inspect soils subject to building permits and determine suitability for effluent disposal.
  • Inspect and monitor public buildings in accordance with legislation, guidelines and procedures.
  • Investigate the case of notifiable diseases as required.
  • Refer to the position description for a detailed description of the responsibilities.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health)
  • Being a hardworking professional with a strong ethos for team work

  • High standards of customer service with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • A drive and willingness to learn and build on your knowledge

  • Experience working in Local Government would be advantageous

  • C Class Driver’s Licence

  • National Police Clearance

Contact person

For further information about this position please contact Michael Cuvalo, Manager Environmental Health and Community Safety on (08) 9158 9300.

Position Description

Applications close on Monday, 2 August 2020 at 11:45pm (WA time)

Environmental Health Officer - City of Kwinana

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and experienced person to join the Environment and Health Services Team at the City of Kwinana. Reporting to the Coordinator Environmental Health, you will be responsible for undertaking investigations, assessments and research on issues relating to Public and Environmental Health to ensure compliance is adhered to. This position will also be required to establish networks and foster a productive relationship with internal and external stakeholders on matters relating to Public and Environmental Health.

Job application closing date

5.00pm Monday 3 August 2020

Location

Kwinana, WA

Job type

Permanent – Part-time – 45.6 hours per fortnight

Salary/Remuneration
  • $75,168 - $86,508 per annum (pro rata)
  • This is a level 5/6 position. Salary range is dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Recquatic Gold Membership,
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% and up to 15.5% superannuation

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Monitor, investigate and inspect public health and environmental issues of food businesses and communal facilities, to gauge compliance with regulatory requirements and legislation as per the requirements of the team business plan.

  • Undertake complaint investigation on Environmental Health issues.

  • Undertake enforcement duties and issue prosecution briefs, directives and infringement notices for breaches of the legislation.

  • Inspect plans and conduct on-site inspections relating to developments and determine compliance with all relevant legislation.

  • Undertake research on development applications, liaise with relevant staff and provide reports on findings to the Council. This may include aspects of Environmental and Health Impact Assessments.

  • Collect Environmental Health samples, analyse results and take appropriate action.

  • Issue appropriate documentation and prepare reports resulting from assessments, inspections and data collection and matters related to areas of responsibility.

  • Provide interpretation, advice and education of Environmental Health matters to internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in Environmental Health or qualifications and/or experience approved and gazetted by the Chief Health Officer under the Public Health Act 2016.
  • Qualifications suitable for appointment as Authorised Person and Inspector under the Environmental Protection Act (Noise)
  • Sound knowledge of the National Food Regulatory System, the Australian/NZ Food Standards Code and the WA Food Act 2008 and Food Regulations.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to provide a high level of customer service.
  • Well-developed computer literacy skills.
  • Sound investigative analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective time management, organisational skills.
  • Current driver’s licence and Safety Awareness Training - White Card.

Contact person

For more information relating to the position (not application packs) call Troy Morley, Manager Environment and Health Services on 9439 0207.

Position Description


Applications close on Monday, 3 August 2020 at 5:00pm (WA time)

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