Senior Environment Protection Officer

About EPA Victoria (EPA)

EPA works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the environment & human health by preventing & reducing pollution & waste.

EPA sets & enforces environmental standards & strives to achieve clean air, healthy waterways, safe land & minimal disturbances from noise & odour for Victorians.

EPA is Victoria's trusted voice on environmental protection for community, industry & Government.

We are recruiting for roles following the Victorian Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into the EPA. These new positions will help EPA meet the challenges posed by a changing climate, growing population & evolving economy.

At EPA you can make a real difference to your career, work-life balance, future & most importantly, our environment.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/601454
Closing Date: 19-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: 30 June 2022
Attachments: EPA601454 - Senior Environment Protection Officer VPS4 PD July 2019.pdf (PDF, 203KB)

EPA601454 - Senior Environment Protection Officer VPS4 PD July 2019.docx (Word, 258KB)

Contact: Emma Roper
1300 372 842

Position Details

 There are currently two Senior Environment Protection Officer (SEPO) being recruited as part of the Illegal Waste Disposal Program in the Preventative and Priority Programs Unit.

The Senior Environment Protection Officers are responsible for compliance, enforcement and consequence management within a program of work that aims to:

  • Proactively disrupt the systematic illegal disposal of waste through targeted compliance and enforcement activities based on strong data analytics, intelligence, surveillance and co-regulatory co-operation; and
  • Work with stakeholders across the sector and wider community in the co-design of effective prevention and communications and engagement initiatives to address underlying drivers of illegal waste disposal behaviours.

This role may be required to provide support in locations across the state to ensure the successful delivery of the Illegal Waste Disposal Program.

The role is critical to EPA operating as both a regulator and influential authority. The role requires a high level of judgement, technical skills, leadership and a commitment to EPA's aim of protecting the environment.

To be Successful in this Role:

  • This role requires successful completion of EPA's Authorised Officer training (mandatory)
  • Solid experience in environmental management, regulation, law or relevant experience in industry
  • The ability to apply innovative thinking to resolves operational service delivery challenges consistent with program objectives
  • Strong negotiation and engagement skills
  • Strong regulatory skills
  • Experience in compliance, enforcement and consequence management for illegal waste disposal issues would be highly regarded.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight on Friday 19 July 2019.

For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Emma Roper, Program Manager- Illegal Waste Disposal on 1300 372 842.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required.

EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force.

If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842.

EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to similar roles within a 12 month period.

Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.

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