Project Coordinator, Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment

For nearly 50 years, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

As Victoria’s environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we’re increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we’re now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/OPERATIO/1586083
Closing Date: 06-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN701472_OPLE Project Coordinator_Regional Victoria Area_VPS4_FT.docx (Word, 204KB)

PD_PN701472_OPLE Project Coordinator_Regional Victoria Area_VPS4_FT.pdf (PDF, 193KB)

Contact: Marleen Mathias
0477 312 039 or by email: marleen.mathias@epa.vic

Position Details

Project Coordinator, Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment

  • Fixed term role 30Th June 2022
  • Statewide role working closely with regional operational teams and local councils
  • Opportunity to shape the Officers for Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) Program 

About the organisation

As the environmental regulator, EPA Victoria works on behalf of all Victorians to protect the health and wellbeing of Victoria's communities and environment from the harmful effects of pollution and waste. We are a values and purpose driven organisation, that works with the community, governments and industry to achieve our objectives and deliver for all Victorians.

We're an independent statutory authority, established in 1971 and have undergone the biggest transformation in our history with the Environment Protection Act 2017 coming into effect on 1 July 2021.  The new Act requires us to change our approach to become a world class regulator, using new powers and tools to prevents risk to the environment and human health.

About the role

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment, the Project Coordinator, Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment is a statewide role responsible for working closely with local governments and EPA regional operations teams to co-design a refreshed Officers for Protection of the Local Environment (OPLE) Program that optimises impact across the state in addressing small to medium scale illegal dumping, litter, noise, dust and odour issues. You will oversee and deliver a project aligned to EPA's strategic priorities, to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.

This is an exciting role for a project manager that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. Working under broad direction of the Program Coordinator, Officers for the Protection of the Local Environment, you will contribute to a positive organisational culture, ensuring that the highest standards of performance and integrity are achieved; and fostering genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to support the delivery organisational outcomes.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience and a record of achievement in project management and delivery.
  • Ability to apply relevant government legislation, regulations, reporting directives and procedures, to achieve optimal organisational outcomes.
  • Knowledge of local government is desirable
  • A broad understanding of environmental regulation as it relates to pollution and waste is desirable.

How to Apply:

Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services. Please click the apply button at the bottom of the page. Attachments can be uploaded in doc. Docx. Pdf, txt or rtf. Forms.

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 06th December 2021 Please contact Marleen Mathias by phone 0477 312 039 or by email to

If you would like further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description.

EPA Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made.

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, which drive innovation and success in everything we do.

At EPA Victoria, the safety of our people, stakeholders and community is our first priority, which is why all applicants are required to be fully COVID vaccinated with both doses or (approved exemption), in accordance with the Chief Health Officer directions. We are committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. 

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842 for advice and support with your application.

All applications will be treated confidentially. EPA Victoria is an equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We utilise merit-based selection. Therefore, you are not required to share personal information such as gender, age, culture etc. unless you so wish.

Please do not email your application.

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