Senior Environment Protection Officer

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.

Job Details
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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1695155
Closing Date: 09-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN701440_Senior Environment Protection Officer_Regional Victoria Area_VPS4_OG.pdf (PDF, 330KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Alison Muscroft

Position Details

An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environment Protection Officer

  • VPS 4 (range $90,067-$102,192)
  • Geelong base with travel throughout South West Victoria
  • On-job training
  • Ongoing, full time hours, immediate start.

About the organisation

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

About the role

A Senior Environment Protection Officer is a member of a team responsible for EPA's on-ground regulatory response in the region, including education, compliance monitoring and inspections, and managing complex non-compliance via regulatory notices and enforcement action.

You will use your initiative to prioritise tasks and monitor workflow in delivering frontline regulatory operations, aligned to EPA's strategic priorities, to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste.


  • Deliver proactive, intelligence-led investigations in the south-west region (requires travel and overnight stays)
  • Respond to reports of environmental and public health incidents and emergencies
  • Collaborate across EPA and with co-regulators to drive improved environmental and public health outcomes
  • Represent the EPA positively in engaging with the community and duty holders to build knowledge and awareness of relevant laws

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have a sound understanding of environmental issues and environmental regulations, preferably supported by formal qualifications in a relevant field. You will be a team player with an ability to deliver set work within agreed timeframes and quality standards. You will have a desire to continuously learn and contribute to a continuous improvement culture. You will be available for travel throughout South West Victoria.

How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 9 February.

EPA Victoria recognises the value of the diversity, strength, and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we work with Traditional Owners to care for our environment. We provide a culturally safe and embracing work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We believe our workforce should represent the diversity of the lands upon which we reside; and we actively embrace staff of different abilities, orientations, backgrounds, faiths, and gender identities.

EPA Victoria is a Child Safe organisation with a strong commitment to physical, cultural, and emotional safety of all children including those with diversity of ability, culture, identity, and linguistic background.

Please contact should you require this ad in an accessible format.

Contact Alison Muscroft on 0428 524 737 or for further information.

Please note:

  • Preferred candidates will be required to submit proof of compliance with EPA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (two doses of COVID-19 vaccine plus at least one booster dose).
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident (for ongoing roles) or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, police checks, reference checks and role related security clearances.

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