Senior Health Risk Advisor - Microbial

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Department: Environment Protection Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Environment
Classification: SciC
Work Location: Melbourne - Northern Metro
Reference: VG/EPA600963
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $90,890 - $109,969
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Health Risk Advisor - Microbial - EPHU - SCI C - PD 2017 FINAL.pdf (PDF, 243KB)

Application Form - HRA Microbial.docx (Word, 25KB)

Contact: Bronwyn Green
03 9695 2759

Position Details

Role Overview

This position will work closely with the Team Leader and the wider unit by providing and sourcing expert advice on risks to environmental public health as it relates to EPA’s role. They develop and maintain expert networks and maintain relationships with key stakeholders and will work with a wide range of decision-makers and experts across EPA and our partner agencies on improved environmental public health outcomes for the Victorian community. The role should have:

  • A working knowledge of the assessment and management of microbes and pathogens in environmental media (water, air, soil, waste).
  • Experience in the preparation and review of quantitative microbial risk assessments (QMRAs), particularly as they relate to water and sewage treatment technologies.
  • Previous experience in the assessment and management of risks associated with industrial wastewater, effluent from animal industries, or sewage treatment would be highly regarded.   

This role supports the work of the unit and EPA’s strategic annual plan by transforming into an effective organisation.

This role may be required for after hours, emergency and/or other response activities.

How to Apply

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying.

Applicants should submit:

  • a cover letter addressing their experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • a resume
  • a completed application form

You are only required to address the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) listed in the Application Form. Individual responses to KSC listed on the Position Description are not required.

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

Please include the contact details of two referees with your application.

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

If you require a copy of this advertisement or any attached documentation in an accessible format such as large print, please email the Resourcing Co-ordinator at or call 1300 372 842.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to contact the Resourcing Co-ordinator via email at or by calling 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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