Senior 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: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VPSG5.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SEREGI
Closing Date: 18-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $108,724
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD Senior Regional Investigator July 2019.docx (Word, 255KB)

PD Senior Regional Investigator July 2019.pdf (PDF, 190KB)

Senior Regional Investigator Application Form.docx (Word, 24KB)

Contact: Renee Palmer, Regional Investigations Team Leader
0438 047 695

Position Details

Position Title: Senior Regional Investigator

About the Role:

Utilise your strong investigative and brief preparation skills in this newly created role where you will be supporting a number of teams involved in regulatory activities by conducting investigations and preparing briefs of evidence to support compliance activities including criminal prosecutions.

You will be one of the Major Investigations Unit's primary investigators of high profile or significantly complex regional investigations and will include assisting in the leading and mentoring of investigation teams across the state.

These are complex investigations where you will be gathering and analysing information received from a variety of sources, managing witnesses and evidence, preparing documentation, representing the EPA in court, and giving evidence to support prosecutions against non-compliance of the Environment Protection Act, 1970.

To be Successful in this Role:

You will be an excellent communicator who is organised and a good planner, with the ability to articulate clear purpose and direction. You will understand the law and be able to work unsupervised and possess good decision-making skills. 

You will need to have experience in preparing briefs of evidence to the criminal standard, with a background in compliance and enforcement and the ability to work well in a team and collaborate.

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
  • Application Form
  • Resume; including contact details of two referees

Applications close midnight 18 July 2019.

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

All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Renee Palmer, Regional Investigations Team Leader on 0438 047 695.

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.

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 similar roles within a 12-month period.

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

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