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City of Greater Geelong

Environmental Health Officer

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Med-Law
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We are committed to working together for a thriving community. We do this by delivering over 130 services to our rapidly growing population and working hard to protect and improve what it is that makes Greater Geelong such a great place to live.  

We’re going through an exciting period of change that will help us serve our community better. From digital modernisation to the contemporary office we’re building in Central Geelong, now more than ever is a great time to join our diverse and inclusive team.

About the Role
In this role you will be working in the Environmental Health team to administer and provide a regulatory Environmental Health Service that ensures compliance with legislative controls and other relevant circumstances which have an impact upon protecting public health within both the organisation and the community.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Processing applications and approvals for premises registered with Council pursuant to relevant legislation.
  • Conducting inspections, assessments and other surveillance activities including sampling to ensure compliance with regulations and standards pursuant to relevant legislation.
  • Maintaining accurate and factual file notes, records and other documentation for all inspections and investigations conducted.
  • Undertaking appropriate enforcement action when non compliances are identified.
  • Investigating and following-up infectious disease notifications including outbreaks referred by the Department of Health and Services (DHHS) and provide advice and information on infections disease control to the public as required.

About you
To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Qualification as an Environmental Health Officer.
  • Eligibility for membership of the Australian Institute of Environmental Health (AIEH) or Environmental Health Professional’s Association (EHPA)
  • Recent Victorian experience as a practising Environmental Health Officer preferred, though recent graduates may also apply.
  • Experience in legal proceedings is preferred with the ability to prepare competent prosecution reports.
  • Current employee Working with Children check.

As a member of our team, you’ll enjoy the benefits of:

  • flexible work arrangements
  • paid parental leave (14 weeks)
  • a healthy and safe environment
  • our employee wellbeing program
  • discounted memberships at Swim Sport and Leisure facilities
  • career development opportunities.

Applications and Enquiries
Click the Position Description link to view more information about this position. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as listed in the position description.

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday 10 February 2021.

Position Description

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Enquiries: Emily Taylor | 03 5272 4428 | ETaylor@geelongcity.vic.gov.au

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