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Environmental Health Officer

  • Work type: Permanent Full-time
  • Location: Negotiable (within the North Burnett Region)

Why work with us?

There is no better place to live, work and play than naturally beautiful North Burnett.  Home to 6 main townships plus quaint villages, the region boasts incredible National Parks, is agriculturally diverse, and offers an idyllic relaxed lifestyle.

This is an exciting time to be joining the team.  North Burnett Regional Council offer a dynamic working environment with opportunities for professional development and initiatives to support a healthy work/life balance.

About the role

The Environmental Health Officer will be responsible for all aspects of Environmental Health to maintain a high standard of health, environment, and regulatory services for the community.

Reporting to the Environment Stream Leader, this role will undertake investigations, audits and detailed assessments to ensure compliance with relevant legislation and Council’s Local Laws.

About you

You will have demonstrated experience in a similar role, with tertiary qualifications in Applied Science – Environmental Health, Health Science, or other relevant qualifications in accordance with Environmental Health Australia Guidelines. Council will also consider applicants that are currently studying the previously mentioned tertiary qualifications.

You will be a proactive individual with excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

You will also have initiative and ability to work autonomously, with the flexibility to plan your own work schedule, while also able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team where required.

You will have a thorough understanding of relevant legislation, and ability to interpret and apply legislation in the delivery of Environmental Health services.

Working in a rural community will provide a broad range of Environmental Health opportunities and learning experiences.

Benefits of working at Council

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team
  • Competitive salaries, plus 12% superannuation
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Healthy work/ life balance
  • Rostered days off (RDO) – 9-day fortnight
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Employee ‘Study Assistance’ scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program for work or non-work-related matters

Applications close:  10:00pm, Tuesday 31 October 2023


For further information regarding this position please contact Rachael Duncan, (Environment Stream Leader) on 0475 825 928 or Linda Donnelly from the People and Performance Team on 0499 781 280.

Additional Information:

Please refer to the Position Description for full details regarding the responsibilities and requirements of this position.

North Burnett Regional Council is a drug and alcohol-free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To be considered for this position, you must have adequate unrestricted rights to work in Australia.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we would love to learn more about you and appreciate your application.

Accommodation / housing – the North Burnett Region offers affordable accommodation options, particularly if you are looking at getting into the housing market.  Contact our local real-estate agents directly to discuss potential opportunities.  If you are looking for short-term/renal accommodation, again, please contact our local Real Estate agents directly to discuss suitable options.