Regional Investigator

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Wangaratta
Reference: VG/EPA600531
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $81,354 - $92,304
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Application Form (Regional Investigator).docx (Word, 26KB)

EPA600531 - Regional Investigator VPS4 PD Feb 2018 v.pdf (PDF, 327KB)

Contact: Sarah Cumming
1300 372 842

Position Details

Position Title:

Regional Investigator

About the Role:

The role of Regional Investigator is the key point of expertise in investigations and enforcement within the region. The Investigator is responsible for influencing the process of sanctioning from incident or inspection, through investigations and referral to the Enforcement Review Panel.

Act as the key regional liaison for the conduct of an investigation within the region

The role is critical to EPA operating as both a regulator and influential authority, to the mentoring and development of other EPOs and to the successful delivery of the sanction strategy.  The role also supports the Regions capability and capacity to respond to emergencies and is required to undertake incident      response during business hours. 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:

  • Successful completion of EPO Authorised Officer Training.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Environmental management, regulation, law and common industry practices, risks and controls
  • Knowledge of investigative technique and preparation of briefs of evidence (desirable)
  • Proven experience in conducting complex investigations involving state-wide operations and investigations involving other agencies
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification and/or experience in a relevant field. In particular completion of investigation course (or suitable equivalent) will be highly desirable

How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services.

Applicants should submit:

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

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

Applications close midnight on 18 February 2018

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

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Sarah Cumming, Team Leader-Field 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.

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

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit

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