Environmental Health Officer

Wollongong City Council Part Time Permanent 18/11/2020

Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Environmental Health Officer
Permanent - Part-Time 4 days per week
Salary from $46.76 per hour plus superannuation
(salary will be assessed based on skills, experience and qualifications)
with an operational motor vehicle under leaseback arrangement
Recruitment No: 20172


About the Position:
You will be part of a vibrant, positive and energised team, and combine your great communication and organisational skills to carry out environmental health surveillance, investigation and community education programs.

In return, we offer you an opportunity to learn from experienced professionals in a range of environmental health matters including:

  • food safety,
  • noise, air and water pollution,
  • microbial control,
  • skin penetration regulation,
  • swimming pool water quality,
  • mortuaries,
  • places of shared accommodation,
  • sex premises, and
  • onsite sewage management.


The team will support you to achieve in this fast-paced work environment.

What do you need to be successful in this role?
To be successful in the role, you will have demonstrated contemporary experience in environmental health in a local government context, a willingness to learn and broaden your Environmental Health skills and the ability to be flexible in supporting the team in achieving Council's wider environmental health related goals. The team will in turn support you to be successful in this dynamic and ever-changing work environment.
You will work closely with key stakeholders to deliver quality environmental health outcomes to the city with a high level of customer service. You will equally demonstrate technical aptitude and personal resilience.


Benefits of working at Council:

  • We have a culture based on values of Integrity, Respect, Sustainability, One Team and Courage
  • We support and encourage study and career development
  • We foster personal and professional growth
  • We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible work arrangements
  • We recognise and reward performance and embrace change
  • We are committed to providing a safe working environment for all
  • We provide many mental, physical and social wellbeing programs to support our staff to be the best that they can be

How to Apply

Wollongong City Council uses a merit based recruitment process. It is essential to respond to each of the selection criteria, writing at least one to two paragraphs using specific and actual examples of how you have demonstrated the particular skill, qualification or experience. Provide relevant examples from your work, study or community roles. Be clear and to the point. Please use actual examples of what you have done, how well you did it, what you achieved, and how it relates to the requirements of the job. Applications that do not answer all the criteria will not be considered. Your CV alone will not be enough information for your application to be assessed. Please note that hardcopy, faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

Click 'Apply Now' to be redirected to the Council Vacancy Page.

For further information regarding this position please contact Marco Forlano, Health Coordinator, on (02) 4227 7708.

For any questions regarding submitting the application online please contact the Recruitment team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close 12 midday Monday 30 November 2020

Interviews are anticipated on Thursday 10 December via Microsoft Teams

Suitable candidates may be placed on an eligibility list for future opportunities in the team, which may include part time, temporary and or relief roles.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.