Environmental Health Officer

Ref No. PV4/1534

A fantastic opportunity exists for an experienced Environmental Health Officer to join a friendly team of environmental professionals who are committed to minimising threats to public and environmental health.

You will enforce and promote Environmental Health standards as set out in law and policy, and ensure statutory enforcement functions relating to land use development are undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements.

The position will include a wide range of environmental management and public health experiences including food businesses, skin penetration procedure activities, health and environment complaints and land use issues.

The successful applicant will have an in-depth knowledge of health and environmental legislation, experience in negotiations and mediation and the ability to prepare detailed reports.

Essential Criteria
•Degree or Diploma in environmental health/building or related field.
•Experience in negotiations and mediation on complex matters.
•Preparation of detailed reports.
•In-depth knowledge of health and environmental legislation.
•Liaise with representatives of relevant authorities/departments/organisations and neighbouring councils, regarding environmental health and planning issues.
•Provide expert advice and give evidence in the Land and Environment Court and any other relevant Court.
•Ability to work with minimum supervision.
•Commitment to providing excellent customer service.
•Ability to work in a team environment.
•Good organisational skills.
•Good written and oral communication skills.
•Effective complaints handling skills and experience.
•PC Skills in Word, Excel and Access.
•Current NSW Driver licence.

Desirable Criteria
•Demonstrated experience in Local Government.
•Understanding of Pathway and Electronic Content Management (ECM) systems.

Salary is within the range of $1,330.40 to $1,391.17 per week. This position offers a 4 cylinder vehicle under our Lease Back Scheme.

Applications close: Friday 22 May 2015.

To apply for this position, please visit our website click on Apply for a Job and follow the links, or for further information contact Human Resources on (02) 9789 9667.

Important Information for all Applicants
Applicants for this position are advised that this response to the application will be kept by the City of Canterbury for a period not exceeding six months from when the position is first filled to the following intent:
a. Even if unsuccessful on the first round of appointments, the position or a similar position may become available in the immediate future;
b. Provided your response to the application identifies you as a suitably qualified person, the City of Canterbury may later revert to you even if you are unsuccessful on the first round of appointments, with an offer of employment to the position as advertised or a similar or equivalent position;
c. On the assumption that you are qualified for appointment, you will be competing with other similar applicants who will be chosen by reference to who has the greatest merit having regard to the nature of the duties of the position and your abilities, qualifications and experience;
d. If the City of Canterbury has a need to again fill the position or any similar position beyond the period of six months, it will re-advertise the position and not rely upon this application.