Environment Protection Officer (VPSG3)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 07/04/2023 (Midnight)
11 days remaining

11 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Wangaratta

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $73,842 - $89,661

Occupation: Environment

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1706603

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1706603

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $73,842 - $89,661

Work location: North East Region | Wangaratta

As Victoria's environmental regulator, we set and enforce environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land.

To achieve the best possible environmental outcomes for Victoria, we're increasingly shifting our focus from minimising the effects of environmental harm, to preventing it from happening in the first place.

To help us achieve this, we're now recruiting. By working at EPA you can enjoy a meaningful career with great work-life balance, while building a better future for our environment.

Environment Protection Officer 

 An exciting opportunity to join EPA North East Region as an Environment Protection Officer.  

  • $73,842 - $89,661
  • Hybrid working options 
  • North East Region - Wangaratta 
  • Representing EPA in front-line regulatory operations 

About the organisation:

As Victoria's environment regulator, we set and implement environmental standards to help ensure all Victorians can enjoy clean air, healthy waterways and pollutant-free land. 

Benefits of working with the EPA: 

Contribute to the protection of Victoria's environment and our people's health 

A focus on work/life balance and development opportunities 

A diverse and inclusive workplace with many career pathways 

Hybrid and flexible work arrangement options 

About the role: 

Reporting to the Team Leader, Environment Protection, the Environment Protection Officer is a member of a team responsible for EPA's on-ground regulatory response in the region, including education, compliance monitoring and inspections, and managing non-compliance via regulatory notices and enforcement action. You will use your initiative to prioritise tasks and monitor workflow in delivering frontline regulatory operations, aligned to EPA's strategic priorities, to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste. 

About you:

To be successful in this role you will have: 

Ability to represent EPA positively in engaging with the community and duty holders to build knowledge and awareness of the law. 

A team player with a proven ability to work collaboratively with others. 

Ability to manage a high-volume workload and prioritise tasks to deliver regulatory actions to prevent harm to communities and environment from pollution and waste. 

Ability to undergo training to be appointed as an Authorised Officer under the Environment Protection Act 2017. 

How to apply:

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 7th April.  

EPA Victoria recognises the value of the diversity, strength, and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as we work with Traditional Owners to care for our environment. We provide a culturally safe and embracing work environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to merit, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We believe our workforce should represent the diversity of the lands upon which we reside; and we actively embrace staff of different abilities, orientations, backgrounds, faiths, and gender identities.

EPA Victoria is a Child Safe organisation with a strong commitment to physical, cultural, and emotional safety of all children including those with diversity of ability, culture, identity, and linguistic background.

Please contact Narelle Watters, Team Leader - North East Region on 0436 669 248 on for further information. 

Please contact recruitment.mailbox@epa.vic.gov.au should you require this ad in an accessible format.

Please note:

  • Preferred candidates will be required to submit proof of compliance with EPA's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (two doses of COVID-19 vaccine plus at least one booster dose).
  • You must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident (for ongoing roles) or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including, but not limited to, police checks, reference checks and role related security clearances.
Environment Protection Officer (VPSG3)

Job type:

Full time

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Narelle Watters | narelle.watters@epa.vic.gov.au

Environment Protection Officer (VPSG3)