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Specialist Investigator (VPSG6.1)

Job posted: 11/12/2020
Applications close: 29/01/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Environment Protection Authority

Salary: $124,033 - $145,009

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: VG/700400/1/2

Reference: VG/700400/1/2

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $124,033 - $145,009

Work location: Various

For nearly 50 years, EPA Victoria (EPA) has helped make our state a healthier, more liveable place.

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.

There's never been a more exciting time at EPA as we work to prevent the harmful effects of pollution and waste on Victoria's environment and people, with a focus on zero tolerance for waste crime and unsafe waste management.

We are seeking Specialist Investigators (VPS6.1) to join the new Waste Crime Prevention Directorate to work in a multidisciplinary team and provide increased compliance and enforcement capability to investigate significant and strategic waste crime cases, leveraging enforcement outcomes for maximum benefit and building EPA's capacity at our offices in Sunshine, Preston and Dandenong. 

Your role:

  • Conducting and leading complex investigations
  • Preparing and managing detailed briefs of evidence to support waste crime compliance activities including criminal prosecutions.
  • Making informed, proportionate, and evidence-based compliance and enforcement decisions using your investigative expertise and regulatory craft
  • Attending court and giving evidence obtained through the process of investigations
  • Providing expert advice to stakeholders on complex investigative issues
  • Initiating and building collaborative relationships across the organisation to ensure access to resources and commitment to investigation timelines
  • Upholding EPA Values in all interactions and actively contribute to a constructive culture

Qualifications & Attributes

  • Refer to attached position description

What's in it for you?

  • Contribute to the EPA becoming a national and international leader detecting and disrupting waste crime
  • An opportunity to join a professional workforce to apply your knowledge and experience to prevent harm from pollution and waste in Victoria
  • Flexible work options, personal and professional development 

How to Apply:

Read the attached position description and apply online via EPA Career Services. Please submit your:

  • Completed application form
  • Cover letter addressing your experience, motivation, and suitability to the role
  • Resume including contact details of two referees


Enquiries can be directed to Megan Vallas, Manager - Waste Crime Compliance and Enforcement on megan.vallas@epa.vic.gov.au or 1300 372 842.

All prospective employees are required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check prior to an employment offer being made. Individual responses to key selection criteria listed on the Position Description are not required. EPA Victoria is committed to supporting employees through flexible work arrangements and encouraging work/life balance. We are dedicated to maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported. We proactively seek to employ a diverse workforce to leverage the varied ideas of all employees, that drive innovation and success in everything we do. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. EPA Victoria welcomes applications from serving or past members of the Australian Defence Force. If you require advice and support with the application process, please contact the Recruitment team on 1 300 372 842. EPA Victoria utilise an Order of Merit process whereby applicants deemed suitable may be retained on a Merit List, from which their application may be accessed for recruitment to this role within a 3-month period. Note: Applications received via e-mail will not be considered.  For further information on Environment Protection Authority Victoria, please visit www.epa.vic.gov.au