Environmental Health Officer

Job Description

Environmental Health Officer

The Gladstone Region is a dynamic Central Queensland coastal region that provides an enviable lifestyle and economic stability for more than 63,000 residents. Gladstone Regional Council is committed to a dynamic, proud and diverse future for the Gladstone Region that focuses on working together to balance our region’s lifestyle and opportunity. Our success is built on a foundation of safe, engaged, high performing talent and teams and a values-based culture centred around our SERVICE principles.

Council is seeking to appoint two (2) permanent full time Environmental Health Officers to contribute to Council’s success. 

About the Role

The purpose of this position is to effectively and efficiently monitor and assess the level of public health and environmental protection within the community, to ensure compliance with applicable standards.

Essential criteria

1. Degree in Environmental Health (or a related discipline) together with relevant experience, knowledge and skills.

2. Eligible to become a member of Environmental Health Australia.

3. Knowledge of, and experience in interpreting and applying relevant legislation, Local Laws and Subordinate Local Laws.

4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills to enable working with a diverse range of customers.

5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.

6. Proficient keyboard skills and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and operating corporate business systems.

7. Must be eligible and willing to obtain on appointment, a positive notice Working with Children Blue Card.

8. Legally able to drive a motor vehicle in Queensland.

Why work for GRC?

  •          We are fortunate to live in an attractive, growing region and proud to provide opportunity for personal growth and career development for our employees.
  •          We offer opportunities to grow your career within a progressive local government organisation and work in a high performing team that values your contribution.
  •          You will be rewarded with a competitive salary including generous superannuation and a flexible roster that supports a generous work-life balance.
  •          We offer a range of employee benefits including free physiotherapy, support services and discounted health cover and fitness memberships. 

Please be advised that the preferred candidate for this position, as a condition of employment, may be required to complete a criminal history check, a pre-employment medical or a skills assessment.

Council is committed to connecting with the Gladstone Regional community which values diversity and inclusion and encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  First Nations people are encouraged to apply.

The commencement salary will depend on the successful applicant’s qualifications, experience and competencies, graduate progression may apply.

Closing Date

12 noon Friday 24 June 2022.