Officer for the Protection of the Local Environment (VPSG3)

Job posted: 09/03/2023
Applications close: 06/04/2023 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 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/1705590

Reference: VG/EPA/OPS/1705590

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.

Officer for the Protection of the Local Environment - Indigenous identified position

  • $83,333 - $89,661 salary range 
  • Hybrid working options 
  • North East Region - Wangaratta 

This is an Indigenous identified position through Affirmative Measures legislated under the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016 in line with the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and the Public Service Act 1999. 

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 

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. 

The OPLE role focuses on decreasing the environmental and amenity impacts of lower risk and lower complexity waste and pollution issues in Victoria. OPLE's work alongside EPA and local government in addressing illegal dumping, litter, noise, dust, odour and illegal chemical and waste stockpiling from small-to-medium business and industry. 


1. Building capability and relationships with local government and EPA. 

2. Responding to small-to-medium scale pollution reports. 

3. Building and maintaining community perceptions about EPA and local government in responding to small scale pollution. 

4. Ensuring industry compliance with their environmental obligations. 

​​​​​​​5. Increase proactive, preventative, and strategic measures to prevent pollution. 

Skills and experience 

  • Effective stakeholder management experience 

  • Knowledge of contemporary techniques for the conduct of proactive and reactive investigations 

  • Demonstrated capability to plan, monitor and deliver projects/programs 

  • Ability to work independently with remote supervision 

  • A broad understanding of environmental regulation as it relates to pollution and waste is desirable. 

How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your resume and cover letter. Applications close 6th April 2023

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.
Officer for the Protection of the Local Environment (VPSG3)

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

Officer for the Protection of the Local Environment (VPSG3)