Regulatory Standards 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: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/EPA/STRATEGY/1650254
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD_PN701709_Regulatory_Standards_Officer.pdf (PDF, 324KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Scott McFarlane

Position Details

There has never been a more exciting time at EPA as we work to prevent the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victoria's environment and people.

We are seeking a Regulatory Standards Officer to develop standards and guidance to assist our regulatory decision makers.

Start date for this position is 1 October.


  • Become an integral part of a professional workforce committed to delivering programs and services that prevent harm to the environment and human health
  • An opportunity to apply your industry and/or regulatory experience within the state government
  • Flexible work options, personal and professional development

Your role:

  • Develop standards and guidance to enable internal and external regulatory decision makers to effectively operate within the environmental protection framework.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and oversight of a centralised repository of internal state of knowledge
  • Work across regulatory functions but with a focus on the application of the Human Rights Charter.

How to Apply:

Read the attached position description and apply online - applications close 14 August.

Please include the following:

  • A cover letter addressing your experience, motivation, and suitability for the role
  • Your resume including the contact details of two appropriate referees

Inquiries can be directed to Scott McFarlane - Manager Regulatory Standards & Change on or 03 92952913

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

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.

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.

If you require advice and support with the application process please contact the Recruitment team on 1300 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 this role within a 3-month period.

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

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit


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