Environment Protection Officer

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: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG3.1
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/EPAAC
Closing Date: 28-Mar-2019
Salary Range: $67,866 - $75,136
Job Duration: ongoing
Attachments: EPO Application Form.docx (Word, 27KB)
Job Specification

EPO PD South West Geelong March 2019.pdf (PDF, 196KB)
Job Specification

EPO PD South West Geelong March 2019.docx (Word, 256KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Alison Muscroft
0428 524 737

Position Details

Environment Protection Officer | Location: South West Region, Geelong

Once in a lifetime opportunity to join EPA and help shape the future as we embark on a whole of organisation transformation to become a world class regulator!

The role

This role is critical to EPA operating as both a regulator and influential authority and is often the most direct experience the public have with EPA.

You will be required to inspect business and premises, investigate environmental pollution incidents, prevent and respond to harm. You will work alongside your collegues to equipp community and business by providing guidance and advice about how to comply with the Environment Protection Act. This role may be required to provide support in locations across the state. You may participate in an afterhours emergency incident response role by agreement.

What's in it for you?

  • A structured learning and development journey flexible work options
  • Authorised Officer Training & Mentoring
  • Serving the community and finding new ways of doing things for the people of Victoria
  • A diverse workforce enabling you to learn from others
  • A workforce who have a shared commitment to culture

We would love to hear from you if you have:

  • A commitment to EPA's aim of protecting the environment
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders when analysing and resolving compliance issues
  • An understanding of environmental management, regulation, law and common industry practices, risks and controls
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills along with excellent customer service
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive, private and confidential information
  • Degree in science, law, engineering or equivalent qualification. Industry experience will also be considered

This is the biggest transformation in EPA's history and means we'll be more equipped than ever to meet the environmental challenges facing Victoria.

To Apply - Applicants are invited to apply online via EPA Career Services and should submit:

  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivations and suitability to the role
  • Resume with contact details of two referees
  • Application Form

Applications close midnight on Tuesday 28 March 2019. For further information on this role, please refer to the attached position description or contact Alison Muscroft on 0428 524 737.

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 call the recruitment team on 1300 372 842.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are invited to call the recruitment team on 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.

For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit www.epa.vic.gov.au

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