Permissioning Officer

Job posted: 10/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Ongoing - Full Time

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $92,332 - $102,690

Occupation: Other

Reference: 845

Reference: 845

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $92,332 - $102,690

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Please note: There are multiple positions available 


About the Organisation

EPA works to prevent and reduce the harmful effect of pollution and waste on Victoria’s environment and people. We work with community, industry and businesses. As the needs of Victorians change, we must be equipped to adapt and respond to a range of factors.

We are a workplace committed to new ways of working, EPA celebrates diversity of people and lifestyles. We offer a wide range of practical options to support both your work and personal life.


The EPA Experience

  • See the impact in the communities we live in: at EPA you see your work first-hand
  • Range of internal working groups, networks and volunteering opportunities
  • On-the-job training for a wide range of environmental roles
  • Flexible start and finish times, as well as compressed work week options


About the role:

Reporting to the Team Leader, Development Licences, the Permissioning Officer is a member of a team responsible for implementing EPA’s permissioning framework. You will assess applications and issue development licences, issue designations, and assess and determine complex emergency discharge applications under the Environment Protection Act 2017, aligned to EPA’s strategic priorities to prevent harm to Victorian communities and the environment from pollution and waste. 

This is an exciting role for a regulator that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria.  Working under the direction of the Team Leader, Approvals, you will actively contribute to a positive organisational culture and achieve the highest standards of performance and integrity; fostering genuine partnerships across all levels of government, industry, and community to deliver organisational outcomes.


In this role you will:

  • Working under the direction of the Team Leader, Development Licences,  support the implementation of EPA’s permissioning framework to ensure that scheduled activities, infrastructure, and other development projects are appropriately authorised under the Environment Protection Act 2017, including that proponents understand and minimise or eliminate risks of harm to communities and the environment from pollution and waste.
  • In consultation with Science Division, Operations Division and Legal Branch, assess and issue development licences that authorise capital works and the commissioning of a plant or premises, ensuring that licence conditions set appropriate controls in preventing harm to communities and the environment from pollution and waste; support the facilitation of conferences of interested persons as required for development licence applications.
  • Support continuous improvement in EPA’s permissioning function, including the review and updating of permissioning processes, policies, and procedures; establishment of learning and development materials; analysis and reporting on performance.
  • As required based on prioritised demand, issue operating licences and pilot project licences; issue permits; and appoint accredited consignors; support the periodic review of licences and the development and maintenance of EPA’ s condition library for permissions.


Skills and experience:

  • Experience in permissioning, preferably within Government.
  • Knowledge of development assessment and approval processes, and the translation of policy and guidance into practical application.
  • Ability to apply relevant government legislation, regulations, reporting directives and procedures, to achieve optimal organisational outcomes.
  • A proven record of achievement in a similar role which contributes to organisational excellence, high standards of performance and a positive organisational culture. 


To see the full position description:  Click here


How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your application. Applications close  11:59pm Thursday, 25 July 2024. 

Applicants Should Submit:

  • Cover letter; addressing your experience, the key selection criteria, motivations, and suitability to the role.
  • Resume; including contact details of two referees.

For any enquiries relating to this role, please reach out to careers@epa.vic.gov.au


Need to know more?

All prospective employees will also undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an offer of employment. You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident 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.

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.

Permissioning Officer

Job type:

Ongoing - Full Time

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Permissioning Officer