Environmental Projects Officer - Waste

Strathfield Municipal Council Full Time Permanent 25/05/2023

Division: Planning and Environment
Environmental Services
Employment Status:  
Employment Arrangement: 
Full-Time, 35 hours per week with access to Council’s flexible working arrangements
Salary Range: Grade14 $77,982 to $89,649.79 per annum, dependent upon qualifications and experience + 10.5% Super

About Strathfield Council:

Strathfield Council is centrally located in Sydney’s inner-west, halfway between the Parramatta and Sydney CBD with accessible public transport options and parking available. 

As a medium-sized council, we focus on a myriad of Local Government responsibilities which services over 40,000 residents in the Strathfield LGA.

Our core values of Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability and Safety are at the heart of our organisation and Council emphasises the importance of achieving work-life harmony and developing staff.

About the Opportunity:

This role provides the opportunity to Implement strategies, projects and initiatives that result in successful sustainable waste reduction solutions within Council and wider community. This role will also see the successful candidate also deliver projects, programs and services to support Council and wider community and become more environmentally sustainable through the implementation of Council’s programs, policies and plans. The successful candidate  will also be  involved in providing professional and progressive advice and take initiative on the principles of sustainable waste management.

To achieve this, the role entails the following:

  • Manage sustainability/environmental and waste projects and initiatives from inception to completion
  • Research, develop and participate in the implementation of projects, strategies, policies, guidelines and procedures that align with Council’s commitment to environmental sustainability and waste services
  • Promote and enhance waste and environmental awareness of the Strathfield community
  • Represent Council at appropriate working groups and public forums, as required
  • Enhance and promote the image of Council as effective, caring, courteous and professional.
  • Develop and implement waste initiatives to improve Councils current work diversion roles.

For a full list of accountabilities, please see the attached Position Description below

About You:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Science or equivalent
  • Current SEINS certificate
  • Minimum three years’ experience in the environment and waste field, including the contract and project management experience, development and implementation of sustainability/waste initiatives, policies, plans of management and delivery plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including staff and community consultation, conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in grant administration and reporting.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of community engagement programs.
  • Demonstrated high level of organisational skills to manage multiple tasks, exercise initiative and meet targets.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings, when required.
  • Current class C driver's licence.

Staff Benefits

For a list of Staff Benefits please click here.

Position Description

To review this position description for this role, please click here.

To Apply

Applicants can apply through our online application process:

1. Please fill out your details below and attach any relevant documentation on the next page.
Applications will have to address the Selection Criteria within the Position Description.

2. Review and answer our designated questions before concluding your application.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Sarah Kacir on 02 9748 9999.

In line with Council’s Vaccination Policy, all applicants must be fully vaccinated to work in this position.

Applications Close at 10pm, Sunday 18 June 2023