Employment Vacancies

Employment Vacancies

Area Co-ordinator - City of Sydney x 2

Environmental Health Officer - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Environmental Health Technician - Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Environmental Health Officer - Whitsunday Regional Council

Trainee Environmental Health Officer - City of Sydney

Manager Environment and Planning - Banana Shire Council

Environment Stream Leader - North Burnett Regional Council

Area Co-ordinator - City of Sydney x 2

The City of Sydney's Health and Building Unit regulates environmental health, building compliance, fire safety and late night / licensed premises compliance. The Unit consists of five area teams, supported by administration and standards and policy specialists.Reporting to the Area Manager, the Area Coordinator will provide support to an area based multidisciplinary team to deliver Council’s policies and legislative responsibilities in relation to health and building functions.To be successful in the role, you will have degree qualification in a relevant discipline and demonstrated experience in working in at least one discipline within a Health and Building regulatory and compliance environment in a senior role.At the City you will join a dedicated team where individual effort is part of something much bigger – delivering great things for our city’s dynamic future.

Job application closing date

11:59pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019.

Location

Sydney CBD

Job type

Position 1: Permanent Full Time, AUD 124,294.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Position 2: Full-Time Term Contract up to 25 November 2021, AUD 124,294.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Salary range and Remuneration Package

AUD 124,294.00 per annum plus Superannuation

Option to work under a 19 day month arrangement

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Oversee the allocation of work, monitor work practices of staff within the team to ensure consistency and accuracy in regards to the application of health and building policies and procedures.
  • Support the operational needs of a multidisciplinary team of health and building professionals.
  • Assist the Area Manager in review of completed works such as finalizing investigations, correspondence, notices, orders, certificates, exemptions and penalty infringements to ensure: technical correctness, consistency and appropriate application of enforcement policy/guidelines.
  • Comply with and keep abreast of any relevant legislation applicable to the performance of the duties of this position
  • Assist the area manager to ensure KPI’s are effectively managed and achieved including the delivery of effective and efficient public health and safety outcomes within multidisciplinary team in a highly regulatory environment.
  • Assist the area manager and technical officers in problem-solving successful compliance outcomes within a fluid regulatory environment.
  • Has the authority to make decisions consistent with Council delegations and take any reasonable steps to ensure that the smooth flow of operations is maintained providing the actions are consistent with the responsibilities of the position and subject to any limitations, corporate policies, procedures or work health safety requirements.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in a building or environmental health discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in at least one discipline within a Health and Building regulatory and compliance environment in a senior role.
  • Please refer to the position description for the capabilities of this role
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Steve Bedano, Area Manager on 02 9246 7654.

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Applications close on 11:59pm on 24 December 2019

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 are currently recruiting an Environmental Health Officer to deliver routine regulatory and non-regulatory environmental health services across multiple health service districts to protect, promote and prevent risks to the community arising from environmental health hazards that impact on the natural and built environment and human health.

Job application closing date

22 December 2019

Location

Cairns, QLD

Job type Permanent Full Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

$65 894 per annum

(plus superannuation and leave loading benefits)

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with CHHHS values as outlined above.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and work policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • 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,
    while under the supervision and professional guidance of a more senior environmental health officer
  • Develop the 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
  • Provide competent environmental health advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare
    routine reports and submissions on environmental health issues to the Manager of Environmental Health Services through the Team Leader Environmental Health Services, commensurate with the level of
    experience
  • Use the knowledge obtained through tertiary education, professional development and experience, to inform, improve and promote environmental health practice
  • 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.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Proof of qualification and if applicable registration or membership
    with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/manager, prior to the commencement of clinical duties.
  • 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 Queensland Health
    Environmental Health Officer Appointments Review Committee.
  • Due to the geographical scope of the position, travel will be required which may be up to two weeks away from the office and involve flying in small aircraft, driving long distances on unsealed roads and
    staying in varying standards of accommodation. A corporate vehicle is available on a booking or priority needs basis
  • A class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required
  • The appointee may be required to participate in after-hours work and on occasions conduct routine work and respond to emergent issues of public health significance. On-call and recall provisions of applicable
    IRMs, will apply in these circumstances, as appropriate.
  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against or non-susceptible to the following Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) during their employment:
    Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (chicken pox) and Pertussis (whooping cough).
  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be vaccinated against or not susceptible to
    Hepatitis B
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Brad Milligan on 07 4226 5591

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Applications close on 22 December 2019

Environmental Health Technician - 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 are currently recruiting an Environmental Health Technician to be accountable and responsible for provision of routine-level technical services to Queensland Health under supervision of an Environmental Health Officer.

Job application closing date

22 December 2019

Location

Cairns, QLD

Job type Permanent Full Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

$61 952 per annum

(plus superannuation and leave loading benefits)

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role in accordance with CHHHS values as outlined above.
  • Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and work policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.
  • Implement and monitor the organisation’s quality standards, work health and safety policies, procedures and programs and provide clinical governance in the relevant work area.
  • Ability to acquire expertise, skills and knowledge, commensurate with the level of experience, to undertake routine environmental health services, assist in incident response, implement projects and research, under the supervision and professional guidance of an Environmental Health Officer.
  • Deliver routine non-regulatory environmental health services under general clinical practice supervision of an Environmental Health Officer.
  • Be able to acquire the ability to use policies and procedures to enhance practices under the supervision of an Environmental Health Officer.
  • Prepare written and oral reports and presentations about a range of environmental health issues as required.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate and liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders and populations by using appropriate resources, techniques and technologies.
  • Work within a team of environmental health officers in the delivery of environmental health services and within a multi-disciplinary team in response to outbreaks and incidents to address specific public health issues.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Proof of qualification and registration or membership with the appropriate registration authority or association. Certified copies of the required information must be provided to the appropriate supervisor/ manager, prior to the commencement of duties.
  • A formal qualification at or equivalent to Diploma level in a science-based or health-based field, and/or supportive technical experience as appropriate to the role is considered mandatory.
  • While not mandatory, a relevant qualification and/or licence in a related field (e.g. Pest Management or equivalent) or willingness to work towards a relevant qualification would be well regarded.
  • Class C motor vehicle and an appropriate licence endorsement to operate this type of vehicle is required. Proof of this endorsement must be provided before commencement of duty.
  • Due to the geographical scope of the position, travel will be required which may be up to two weeks away from the office and involve flying in small aircraft, driving long distances on unsealed roads and staying in varying standards of accommodation.
  • It is a condition of employment for the employee in this role to be, and remain, vaccinated against or non-susceptible to the Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPDs) outlined in the positon description during their employment
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Brad Milligan on 07 4226 5591

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Applications close on 22 December 2019

Environmental Health Officer - Whitsunday Regional Council

The Whitsunday Regional Council is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The region encompasses the 74 tropical Whitsunday Islands, the coastal towns of Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, Shute Harbour and Bowen along with the rural towns of Proserpine and Collinsville. The Whitsunday region offers a dynamic environment and is perfectly placed to live, work, play and invest.An exciting opportunity exists within our Health & Environment team for a Environmental Health Officer. Reporting to the Coordinator Heath, Environment and Local Laws we are looking for an experienced individual to provide technical support and advice to food businesses in the Whitsunday Region. The role sits within the Community and Environmental Services Directorate and supports over 400 licences within our region.

Job application closing date

12 December 2019

Location

Whitsunday Region

Job type Permanent Full Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

$70,400.00 to $79,500.00

9 day fortnight

Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – 2017 - Federal Award Level 4
Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – 2017 - Federal Award Level 5

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Liaise and provide specialist and technical advice to clients, the Health & Environment Section, other Council staff, contractors and other Local Authorities and Government Departments with respect to environmental health matters.
  • Provide support and advice around necessary investigations / audits as required, under various legislations relevant to Health and Local Law matters.
  • To be responsible for the provision of services to food businesses (including charter boats), Personal Appearance Services businesses and Environmental Relevant Activities (ERA’s).
  • To carry out statutory duties of Environmental Health Officer and accept enquiries concerning other matters handled by the Community Regulatory Services section and refers same to relevant Officers.
  • Assist in the preparation and compilation of Annual Report, Corporate Plan, Operational Plan and other statutory publications and reporting in accordance with the reporting structure and timeframes.
  • Develop and implement appropriate procedures and workflows for the effective administration operation of the department.
  • Provide assistance and monitor administration budgetary expenditure against allocations, and identify issues and raise to the Manager.
  • Provide support and advice surrounding complaints, investigations, and instigate all necessary actions required to regulate provisions of council's local laws.
  • Issue licences for Food Businesses and inspect these businesses to ensure that they comply with the relevant legislation.
  • Issue registration certificates for Environmentally Relevant Activities.
  • To assist in infectious disease control, noise assessments, nuisance complaints, monitoring and other Health related matters.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • C Class Manual Drivers Licences
  • Bachelor Degree of Environmental Health
  • Minimum 2 years relevant post graduate organisational experience.
  • Knowledge of State Government Acts, Regulations and Policies relevant to the position responsibilities
  • Knowledge of Local Government processes and procedures and the interrelationship of Local and State Government
  • Knowledge of Environmental Health issues and assessment practices
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Human Resources on 0747613622

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Applications close on 12 December 2019

Trainee Environmental Health Officer - City of Sydney

The City believes young people are the bridge to our future. Our entry-level program provides young people with the opportunity to gain valuable organisational experience while preparing them for their future. Our program provides valuable work experience and it supports bringing in talent from a younger generation that enriches our workplace and creates a more diverse, agile workforce. The City is seeking an enthusiastic individual who shows initiative and a willingness to learn and assist in the delivery of environmental health and public health-related services to join our Health and Building team.

You will have the opportunity to gain high-level experience in all aspects of environmental health and public health including pollution control, food safety, skin penetration control, legionella control, land contamination assessment, and participating in programs related to the strategic objectives of Sustainable Sydney 2030. As the Trainee Environmental Health Officer, you will hold a current driver’s licence and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in managing environmental health and public health concerns. You will also be currently undertaking tertiary studies in environmental health or in a related area of study.

Do you want to be part of something challenging and rewarding? Are you passionate about serving our community? The City might be the right career move for you.

Job application closing date

Friday, 27 December 2019 at 11:59 pm

Location

Sydney CBD

Job type Full-Time, Term Contract for up to 12 months

Salary range and Remuneration Package

AUD 70,666 per annum plus Superannuation

Option to work under a 19-day month arrangement

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain knowledge to deliver regulatory services within the Health & Building Unit.
  • Participate in inspections and programs across the Environmental Health program to ensure legislative compliance.
  • Participate in investigations regarding Environmental Health to assist in making informed decisions.
  • Provide assistance in compiling comprehensive and accurate reports to enable informed decision making.
  • Provide a higher level of customer service to reflect the City’s vision and values.
  • Assist in providing comprehensive and accurate reports that enable the City to take legal action for breaches of public health and environmental health legislation.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Currently undertaking studies to obtain tertiary qualifications in Applied Science (Environmental Health) or the equivalent qualification in Environmental Health.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental and public health legislation, codes and guidelines.
  • Please refer to the capabilities of the position in the position description below
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Matthew Cruickshank, Area Manager - North on 02 9265 9127.

Applications close on 27 December 2019 at 11:59 pm

Manager Environment and Planning - Banana Shire Council

Banana Shire Council has an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced person to join the team who is motivated to drive high levels of customer service from the team whilst leading in the areas of Environment, Environmental Health, Compliance and Development.

Banana Shire is situated in Central Queensland, 120km west of the growing industrial city and port of Gladstone and an easy drive to the city of Rockhampton. Major industries in the shire include coal mining, beef production, power generation, dryland cropping and irrigation cropping such as lucerne and cotton.The Shire supports numerous industries and basic services. Biloela has an excellent PCYC complex. Banana Shire provides a variety of recreation, employment, education and lifestyle options. Sport and recreation play a major role in the lifestyle of Banana Shire residents with over 470 community and sporting groups to choose from.

In addition to conditions that are the envy of the private sector, we offer flexible work arrangements, an unbeatable work/life balance and generous education and professional development support.

Job application closing date

Monday, 16 December 2019

Location

Biloela Office, Queensland

Job type Permanent Full-Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

Contract – 4 years, Salary Negotiable (Contact for further information)

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Supervise, lead and maximise the performance of the Environment, Environmental Health, Waste Management, Rural Services, Compliance and Development teams
  • Assess and monitor activities that are administered by Council under environment and environmental health legislation to achieve sound public and environmental health objectives
  • Coordinate the development, documentation and continuous review of practices, procedures, policies and systems, and monitor and evaluate service provision
  • Actively contribute to the teams within the Department and workforce, promote best practice and maintain professional standards, integrity and good public relations
  • Ensure compliance with statutory obligations including the Local Government Act and Regulations, Planning Act, Planning Schemes and other related current and repealed legislation
  • Supervise the administration of the Food Act, Environmental Protection Act, Waste Reduction and Recycling Act, Stock Route Management Act, Biosecurity Act, other related Acts and Council’s Local Laws
  • Investigate and action regulatory matters including the authorisation and issuing of statutory notices, gathering of evidence (circumstantial and direct), taking of statements, drafting correspondence and reports, and make recommendations for and attend lawful proceedings as required
  • Regularly research changes to Legislation, practices, and Policies
  • Contribute to the development of Council economic development policy, represent Council at economic development functions within the region, liaise with economic development agencies and industry groups and facilitate access to business industry support services for local businesses
  • Manage the development and operation of Council’s pools and cemeteries
  • Prepare and monitor the Section’s budget, including providing quarterly reports and timely report on variations to the Director

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in the field of Environment Health Science or Urban and Regional Planning or hold full membership to Environmental Health Australia or Corporate membership with the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), along with significant relevant professional experience in either field.
  • understanding of: a. environmental health and environmental management related legislation and the administration of regulatory compliance requirements, or b. land use planning legislation and the management of statutory planning projects, assessments and compliance, and the development of amendments to planning schemes and policies;
  • Proven track record and success in improving service delivery and enhancing business performance and the demonstrated ability to build positive and effective partnerships with external and internal customers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated high level of leadership, coordination and mentoring skills, with the ability to stimulate a high level of performance and foster teamwork across a varied and multidisciplinary workforce.
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call HR on 07 4992 9500.or email enquiries@banana.qld.gov.au

Applications close on 16 December 2019

Environment Stream Leader - North Burnett Regional Council

North Burnett Regional Council is seeking a new Environment Stream Leader. This role will lead a small and competent team in the delivery of environmental services and projects.

The council has a high focus on innovation and best practice, and you will have the opportunity to apply this focus and your skills to the organisation’s environmental services and statutory obligations. If you’re looking to take the next step into leadership a role within Environmental services, this could be the position for you. Council is offering a competitive remuneration package that includes a vehicle for commuter use, 9-day working fortnight while being supported in your professional development.

Job application closing date

5:00 pm, Monday, 16 December 2019

Location

Gayndah, Queensland

Job type Permanent Full-Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

Level 6 – 7, Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Planning and Environment Manager and other Stream Leaders to ensure the successful integration of strategic and operational planning across the Section, and to engender a spirit of cooperation and mutual support between operational areas in the pursuit of service excellence.
  • Provide high-quality customer service with specialist advice, analysis and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assist in devising and implementing waste, health and natural environment plans and strategies.
  • Manage the development, assessment and monitoring activities administered by Council under environmental health legislation to ensure that sound public and environmental health objectives are met.
  • Collate statistics and compile reports to meet statutory requirements.
  • Capture accurate waste information data, monitor trends and complete audits.
  • Assist in devising strategies for new and existing waste reduction/ collection projects and coordinate their implementation.
  • Audit food premises and food safety programs
  • Investigate complaints and assemble evidence to enable enforcement of relevant legislation including local laws.
  • Liaise with environmental experts and relevant State Departments.
  • Closely manage all operations and projects to ensure expenditure is kept within budgetary limits.
  • Provide effective supervision and leadership.
  • Such other relevant duties as required from time to time which would generally fall within the scope of this position.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health and/ or qualifications in Environmental Management or Environmental Engineering, with a commitment to postgraduate studies in Environmental Health.
  • Current unrestricted “C” Class drivers’ licence.
  • Demonstrated absence of relevant criminal history, (National Police Check)
  • High-level communication, consultative, interpersonal and negotiating skills (both oral and written), with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders at strategic and operational levels.
  • High level analytical and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to research and prioritise.
  • High level computer-based systems skills, including business-related application software.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and direct the efforts of others towards the completion of required outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation, standards, systems and processes relevant to the functions of the Stream.
  • Ability to assist in the preparation of budgets.  Capacity to operate effectively in a political environment.
  • Ability to use technical equipment relevant to the discipline.
  • Demonstrated project management skills (desirable).
  • Practical experience in a similar role, preferably in a local government environment (5 years desirable)
Contact person

For further information please find the position description HERE

OR Call Rob Maxwell, Senior Talent Consultant – 0407 164 600

Applications close on 16 December 2019 at 5:00 pm

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