Field Specialist - Major Industries - 1x ongoing & 1x FTC until 18/10/2024 (VPSG4)

Job posted: 20/11/2023
Applications close: 04/12/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Environment

Reference: 561

Reference: 561

Occupation: Environment

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

​​​​​​Field Specialist, Major Industries - 1x ongoing, 1x FTC until 18/10/2024

  • $91,418 to $103,725 (VPS4) + 11% super
  • One percent increase from 1/12/2024 | $92,332 to $104,762
  • 1x ongoing, 1x FTC until 18/10/2024
  • CBD Office – 200 Victoria Street, Carlton


About the Organisation

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) was established in 1971 as Victoria's environmental regulator. EPA's role is to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victorians and the environment. We work in a complex and ever-changing operating environment. As the needs of Victorians change, we must be equipped to adapt and respond to a range of factors.


Benefits of working with 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, Field Specialists – Major Industries, the Field Specialist – Major Industries is a member of a small team responsible for the provision of expert compliance and enforcement reviews, technical advice and operational support relating to major industries, aligned to EPA’s strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste. 


You will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and ensure you achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity; and foster genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to support the delivery organisational outcomes.


In this role you will:

  • Under the direction of the Team Leader, Field Specialists – Major Industries, plan and deliverprograms to improve the regulation of major industries, developing risk-based approaches to solving environmental and human health problems.
  • Actively contribute to the development of a positive and high performing team culture, including by identifying and implementing opportunities to improve teamwork practices.
  • Work closely with regional operations teams in implementing compliance and enforcement audits, reviews and actions for complex sites and cases related to major industries with a view to improving compliance outcomes and preventing harm to communities and the environment from pollution and waste.
  • Provide specialist expertise to support effective frontline regulation of major industries aligned to EPA’s strategic priorities, including leading and supporting site inspections to support the assessment of risks presented by major industries to the environment and human health.
  • Support investigations and enforcement action relating to major industries, including the preparation of statutory documents and prosecution briefs; provide input into policy, permissioning, programs / projects and other work being undertaken acrossEPA aligned to strategic and regulatory priorities.
  • Contribute to the upskilling of regional operationalteams and other parts of EPA in the regulation of major industries, including providing training and technical advice.


Skills and Experience:

  • A relevant tertiary degree or qualifications is desirable.
  • Experience and expertise in the regulation of major industries.
  • A knowledge and understanding of Victoria’s environmental protection laws.
  • A broad understanding of environmental regulation as it relates to pollution and waste is desirable.


Position DescriptionsPD 701519 PD 701521


How to Apply:

Click the "Apply" button to submit your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria. Applications close 4 December 2023.


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


All prospective employees will also undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an offer of employment.


Need to know more?

For any enquiries please reach out to careers@epa.vic.gov.au


Please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team if you require advice and support with the application process, on 1300 372 842. Or, for further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit www.epa.vic.gov.au


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 genders.


You must be an Australian Citizen or 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.

Field Specialist - Major Industries - 1x ongoing & 1x FTC until 18/10/2024 (VPSG4)

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Field Specialist - Major Industries - 1x ongoing & 1x FTC until 18/10/2024 (VPSG4)