Local recruitment: Environmental Health Officer - WaSH (Mount Isa)

Queensland Government

Mount Isa QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

Queensland Health (Organisation site)

Are you an experienced Environment Health Officer currently living or relocating to Mount Isa?
Townsville Public Health Unit have a permanent employment opportunity available in Mount Isa.
The Townsville Public Health Unit (TPHU) is part of the Townsville Hospital and Health Service and provides public health services to the North West Hospital and Health Service.

Public health focuses on the health and wellbeing of populations, rather than of individuals. TPHU aims to minimise the morbidity and mortality from communicable and vaccine-preventable diseases, and environmental health hazards thereby:

  • protecting the health of the population, and
  • prevention of disease and illness.

Job details

Position statusPermanent
Position typeFull-time
Occupational groupHealth – Allied Health/Clinical Support
Workplace LocationFlexible,North West Qld
Job ad referenceQLD/TV439276
Closing date08-Sep-2022
Yearly salary$70958 – $104295
Fortnightly salary$2719.80 – $3997.60
Job durationPermanent full-time
Contact personDamien Farrington
Contact details07 4433 6920
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The role

  • Deliver routine regulatory and non-regulatory environmental health services across the area to protect, promote and prevent risks to the community arising from environmental health hazards that impact on the natural and built environment and human health. This position will be involved in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander communities.
  • This position will have significant involvement in the Public Health Program in Indigenous Communities in areas such a water supply, waste water, solid waste and housing.
  • Provide routine advice on environmental health matters to internal and external stakeholders, commensurate with the level of experience.

Role requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold a tertiary degree (or equivalent) qualification that is accredited by Environmental Health Australia or deemed eligible for appointment by the Queensland Health Environmental Health Officer Appointments Review Committee.
  • For establishment management purposes, under Schedule 1 of the Health Practitioner Enterprise Agreement (2007), this position is deemed to be of the discipline Environmental Health Officer.
  • Extensive travel will be required due to the geographical scope of the position, including stays of up to two week in remote Indigenous communities. A corporate vehicle is available on a booking on priority needs basis. 

For additional information regarding the responsibilities, mandatory qualifications and/or other requirements for this position please refer to the role description.

The ideal applicant will be someone who has proven ability and can demonstrate the following:

  • Knowledge of, or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge of environmental health legislation, inspectorial functions, policies, procedures and contemporary environmental health issues.
  • Demonstrated experience, or the ability to rapidly gain experience in conducting investigations, inspections, audits, projects, surveys, and legal prosecutions.
  • Effective written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to effectively and sensitively communicate with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Ability to implement projects and research on contemporary environmental health issues and provide competent advice to internal and external stakeholder.
  • Ability to both work autonomously and self-manager work activities and to work in a multi-disciplinary team to address public health issues.

As an employer our goal is to be a GREAT PLACE TO WORK and we are committed to maintaining an exceptional workforce.  Our proactive approach to fostering a workplace culture that values, supports and develops our workforce.  Some additional benefits include:

  • Rural and Remote allowance
  • Professional Development allowance
  • 17.5% leave loading,
  • up to 12.75 % employer contribution to superannuation
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellbeing initiatives and programs

For a confidential discussion please contact  Damien Farrington on 07 4433 6920.
Applications close on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Unsolicited resumes from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote human rights and diversity.

Please download the Role Description for future reference.

This is a Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) risk role:
Hepatitis A and B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Pertussis and COVID-19.


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