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Environmental Health Coordinator - Noosa Council

Are you looking to live and work in one of Australia’s premier locations and help achieve Noosa Council’s vision of “Noosa Shire – different by nature”?Noosa Council is located at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Covering an area of 871km2 Noosa has a proud history of preserving its natural environment and is recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve. The region offers pristine beaches and a unique mix of country and coastal living making it one of the best places in Australia to live and work.

The successful incumbent will provide leadership, direction and oversight to ensure the ongoing high standards of the activities and operations of the Environmental Health team.The incumbent will supervise the inspection, monitoring, regulation, education and enforcement services that protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the Noosa community and environment.Further the position will play a key role in developing and implementing strategies, policies and initiatives that meet the changing needs of the community.

Job application closing date

5:00 pm (AEST), Monday 24 June 2019


Tewantin, QLD

Job type

Permanent Full Time

Salary range and Remuneration Package

Noosa Council Certified Agreement 2018 - Level 6 ($82,375.04 to $87,983.66) annually plus Council benefits of annual leave loading and superannuation.

Note applicants are generally appointed at the starting range of the specified salary.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate, develop and support the Environmental Health team to achieve operational and strategic goals and maintain high standards of practice.
  • Establish and oversee the delivery of work area outcomes of Council's Environmental Health team including public and environmental health, cemeteries and vector control activities, as well as providing support to Council’s Environmental Services - Pest Control unit.
  • Interpret, administer and enforce relevant legislation and Council policies applicable to the functions within the Environmental Health team.
  • Lead a continuous improvement approach including identifying emerging trends, developing responsive strategies and practices and implementing effective change programs.
  • Provide administrative oversight of the team including undertaking business planning and reporting, establishing priorities, monitoring workflows and ensuring relevant timeframes are met.
  • Provide professional and technical advice and specialist problem solving services in relation to Environmental Heath team issues.
  • Prepare and monitor the team's budget, including providing quarterly reports and timely reports on variations to the Manager.
  • Manage the development, implementation and delivery of the Environmental Health team’s compliance, educational and promotional activities and projects.
  • Champion the development of the Noosa Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy and take responsibility for the annual review and ongoing implementation of strategic goals with internal and external stakeholders

Qualifications/ Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health or related discipline recognised by the Environmental Health Association of Australia.
  • Driver’s Licence – “C” class.
  • Successful track record at a leadership or senior level in the environmental or public health field in local government or a similar environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience of a multi-disciplinary team including the ability to create a positive team culture and achieve a high standard of performance.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the relevant statutory requirements including:
  • The Public Health Act and Regulations, The Dangerous Goods Safety Management Act and Regulations, Disaster Management Act, Environmental Protection Act and Regulations and Policies, Food Act and Regulations and Standards, Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route) Act 2002, Local Government Act and Personal Appearances Act;
  • Relevant Council Local Laws; and
  • Australian Standards and National Guidelines relevant to the legislation in (a) and (b).
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake relevant administrative aspects including policy and planning, report writing, budget preparation and control and human resource management.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making ability in addressing complex or sensitive issues including public health risks, pollution incidents and escalated enforcement matters.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including proven ability to develop and maintain relationships, track record in effective consultation, negotiation and conflict resolution and aptitude to effectively brief key stakeholders.
  • Key personal attributes which resonate with Noosa Council’s cultural values

Contact person For role, related queries or questions contact

Ian Florence, Waste Coordinator (07) 5329 6318. CLICK HERE for the position description.

Applications close on 24 June 2019 at 05:00 PM

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