Senior 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: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 01-Apr-2019
Salary Range: $84,019 - $95,329
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Senior Environment Protection Officer VPS4 PD March 2019 METRO.docx (Word, 254KB)

SEPO PD METRO March 2019.pdf (PDF, 723KB)

SEPO Application Form.docx (Word, 24KB)

Contact: Jeremy Settle
0429 359 227

Position Details

Senior Environment Protection Officer | Location:  METRO, Carlton

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!

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.

Working within a team environment you will be required to inspect complex industries and premises, providing high level compliance and technical advice about how to comply with the Environment Protection Act.  

Non-compliance will be remedied through constructive and comprehensive remedial notices and where necessary you will conduct complex investigations to apply sanctions to deter noncompliance.

In this leadership role you will be required to support and lead Environment Protection Officers (EPOs) in undertaking their role. This role may be required to provide support in locations across the state and afterhours emergency incident response role by agreement.

What's in it for you?

  • A structured learning and development journey
  • Authorised Officer training & mentoring
  • Flexible work environment
  • 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 proven track record in leading, developing and supporting team members through activities such as mentoring and training
  • A commitment to EPA's aim of protecting the environment
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and motivate internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of environmental management, regulation, law and common industry practices, risks and controls
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and customer service
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive, private and confidential information
  • Degree in science, law, engineering or equivalent qualification. Significant industry experience will also be considered.

Closing date: Monday 1st April 2019.  Please refer to the attached position description. All queries in relation to this role should be directed to Jeremy Settle on 0429 359 227.

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; including contact details of two referees
  • Application Form

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.

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