Project Officer - Incident Monitoring

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: Environment
Classification: SciB
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/EPA/SCIENCE/1693952
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: Until 3 July 2023
Attachments: PD_PN701732_Project Officer - Incident Monitoring_Science_VPS4_FT.pdf (PDF, 323KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Troy Gallant

Position Details

Project Officer - Incident Monitoring

  • $90,067 to $102,192 salary range
  • Fixed term until July 3, 2023
  • Full time.
  • Immediate start.


About the organisation

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


Benefits of working with the EPA:

  • Contribute to the protection of Victoria's environment and our people's health
  • A focus on work/life balance and development opportunities
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace with many career pathways
  • Hybrid and flexible work arrangement options


About the role:

An exciting opportunity is now available to lead a project to redesign and implement changes to EPA's incident monitoring capabilities and operationalisation of fit-for-purpose equipment. You will work in a small team that enables EPA to deploy environmental monitoring and screening equipment during emergencies, pollution response, and other potentially hazardous environments. The successful applicant will:

  • Lead and manage a project, including managing timelines, procurement, business, and project planning and reporting.
  • Develop procurement plans, market research, and equipment specifications.
  • Purchase and operationalise equipment, and develop training/ doctrine for use in the field.
  • Determine what roles are required for the after-hours roster with a view to optimising the roster for EPA.
  • Ensure monitoring services are available and can be rapidly deployed in response to incidents and emergencies


About You:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications and/or relevant experience in project management or scientific or applied engineering or other relevant technical qualifications and experience.
  • Experience working within Victoria's emergency management arrangements is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the delivery of a project within a set budget and timeframe
  • Knowledge of techniques to monitor the environment and to use scientific equipment relevant for environmental chemistry and/or monitoring.
  • A Current Drivers Licence


How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 5 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.

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Troy Gallant at 9194 5875.

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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