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Senior Environmental Health Officer - City of Hobart


The role is to coordinate the day to day operations of a team of Environmental Health Officers and review the delivery of statutory food, public and environmental health programs. To monitor trends and manage high-level projects and enforcement activities to prevent the incidence of disease. To provide statutory advice in the management of complex and/or sensitive applications to Divisions of Council, applicants, stakeholders and the public to support effective compliance with statutory requirements.

Job application closing date

5.00pm, Monday 26 August 2019


Hobart, TAS

Job type Full-time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

$94,982 - $102,896 per annum

  • Competitive salary + superannuation

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Develop and monitor team systems and modes of operation, and supervise and guide the Environmental Health Officers comprising this team. Allocate and monitor workloads, mentor and cultivate Officers to ensure high quality, consistent outputs and adherence to time frames.

  • Deliver cross-discipline technical proficiency with respect to compliance expectations, mobilisation of individuals or the team in situational response, and dispute resolution in times of conflict.

  • Provide accurate information and advice to applicants, members of the community, divisions of Council and others in respect of complex and stakeholder sensitive issues relating to statutory and non-statutory food, public and environmental health programs, and requirements under www.hobartcity.com.au Page 2 of 3 Position Description Last Updated: 5 August 2019 the prevailing planning schemes specifically with respect to potentially contaminated land, attenuation and onsite wastewater.

  • Maintain a high level of awareness of emerging issues and best practice in the field of environmental health. Undertake research to assess potential opportunities and impacts upon the delivery of key statutory responsibilities, and scope, document and manage public health or technological projects related to this.

  • Provide operational input into a review of the preceding, and compilation of the succeeding, Unit plans, and fees and charges. Develop business procedures, guidelines and internal policies relating to Unit operation as required.

  • Administer and maintain the Open Office Health Manager operating system and Mobile Health field application. Ensure the module functions at maximum operability by implementing all updates, liaising with the provider to ensure all Air Time requests are actioned, and providing ongoing staff training.

  • Participate in consultation opportunities regarding the development of regional and State policies, legislation and guidelines.

  • Provide statutory direction and authoritative advice in liaison with Council’s legal advisors with respect to any matters required to be reviewed by the Magistrates Court of Tasmania.

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications for appointment as an Environmental Health Officer coupled with broad-ranging knowledge, professional skill and significant experience in the field of environmental health.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and detailed understanding of the powers and regulatory responsibilities of the applicable legislative and policy framework, and demonstrated technical proficiency across all disciplines in the application of appropriate science, risk assessment, and judgement in relation to complex matters.

  • Demonstrated project management ability and high-level technical skills to scope, implement and evaluate projects in line with the Council’s strategic direction.

  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership, supervision, mentoring, and upskilling to a professional team.

  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills including report writing, analysis and problem solving, and experience in facilitation, mediation and negotiation.

  • Current Drivers Licence, Working With Children Check and Police Check.

Contact person For further information please find the position description HERE or contact Felicity Edwards, Manager Environmental Health on (03) 6238 2842 or via email at edwardsf@hobartcity.com.au. Please do not send applications to the contact person.

Applications close on 26 August 2019

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