Australia nationals: Environment Protection Officer

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government
Canberra, ACT, Australia
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Details: Are you looking for an opportunity to kick off your career in environment protection in the public service? Do you have a passion for the environment and regulation? Then a role in our team might be just what you are looking for. The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the primary environmental regulator for the ACT. Our Mission is to protect and enhance the well-being of the environment and community as the ACT’s primary environmental regulator. Our Vision is a sustainable environment for future generations. In this role you will learn about the risk/harm principle of regulation which helps to protect our environment. You will review applications, undertake inspections and compliance activities and make recommendations relating to applications for approvals and licenses. If this sounds like a role for you call the contact officer and apply. The EPA is responsible for a range of environment protection issues including air and water quality, hazardous materials, contaminated sites and environmental noise. We administer the Environment Protection Act 1997, Water Resources Act 2004, Clinical Waste Act 1990 and Lakes Act 1970. Please review the Position Description for details about this role and its duties/responsibilities.

Note: This is a temporary position available for a period of up to less than 12 months and/or permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW) in 2020. Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

How to Apply: Your application will be assessed against the skills, knowledge and behaviour in relation to the duties/responsibilities listed in the Position Description. To apply, please ring the contact officer for a chat and then send us: your two page pitch giving us examples that show you have the skills, knowledge and behaviours making you the best person for this role; an Application Coversheet; your current Curriculum Vitae and contact details of at least two referees. Applications should be sent to

Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.