SEPO Contaminated Land and Landfill

Job posted: 05/07/2024
Applications close: 21/07/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North East Region | Wangaratta

Job type: Full Time - Fixed Term

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $92,332 - $104,762

Occupation: Other

Reference: 835

Reference: 835

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762

Work location: North East Region | Wangaratta

Please note: This is a Fixed Term/Full Time position until December 31 2024.


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 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, Environment Protection, the Senior Environment Protection Officer – Contaminated Land and Landfill is a member of a team responsible for leading EPA’s on-ground regulatory response to contaminated land and landfills in the North East Victoria 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.

This is an exciting role for an operational regulator that wants to contribute to the success of the EPA as it enters a new era of environmental protection in Victoria. 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, Environment Protection and working closely with the Team Leader, Field Specialists – Contaminated Land, plan and deliver regulatory actions focussed on landfills and contaminated land to prevent harm to communities and environment from pollution and waste through education and engagement, compliance monitoring and inspections, and managing non-compliance with environmental laws via regulatory notices and enforcement action.
  • As the place-based expert on contaminated land and landfills, provide expert advice and support capability building in the region; actively participate in the conduct of investigations (under the direction of Environmental Crime Branch); and the delivery of preventative projects and compliance programs aligned to EPA’s regulatory priorities.
  • Work collaboratively with co-regulators, duty holders, communities, local governments and other partners to drive improved environmental and public health outcomes from contaminated land and landfills; and provide local intelligence to inform EPA’s strategic regulatory priorities.
  • Comply with all legislative, policy and process obligations and requirements in the conduct of regulatory operations; achieve the highest standards of performance, accountability, collaboration, ethics, and integrity.

Skills and experience:

  • A relevant tertiary degree or qualification is desirable.
  • Significant experience in the management and/or regulation of contaminated land and/or landfill
  • Knowledge of environmental regulation as it relates to pollution and waste is desirable.
  • Management skills and demonstrated capability to plan, monitor and deliver projects / programs consistent with organisational priorities, including risk identification and management, budget development and management; optimise the allocation and use of resources; and evaluate project / program effectiveness.



To see the full position description: click here

How to apply

Click the ”Apply” button to submit your application and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Applications close 11:59pm Thursday, 18 July 2024.

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.

SEPO Contaminated Land and Landfill

Job type:

Full Time - Fixed Term

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SEPO Contaminated Land and Landfill