Australia nationals: Environmental Health Officer (WASH)

Queensland Government

Townsville, QLD, AU

Do you have what it takes to make a substantial contribution to our vision?
Are you:

  • Pursuing a vocation not merely an occupation?
  • Excited to take the next step in your career mission?
  • Passionate, committed and dedicated to your profession?
  • Prepared to question and advocate for what is important?
  • A person who meets challenges head on?

About your opportunity

This role will 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.

  • 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.
  • Extensive travel will be required due to the geographical scope of the position, including stays of up to two weeks in remote Indigenous communities. A corporate vehicle is available on a booking on priority needs basis. 
  • This position can be based either in Mount Isa or Townsville determined by negotiation.

Generous remuneration package value up to $110,501 p.a. comprising salary range of $65,894 to $96,849 p.a. (HP3), 17.5% leave loading, 12.75% employer contribution to superannuation. Other employment benefits may include: professional development, salary sacrificing options, shift and locality allowances, corporate discounts, wellness programs and the EAP.

Why make the change?
Our gorgeous weather promotes an outdoor lifestyle as the sun shines nearly all year round (over 320 days/year).

Enjoy the benefits of urban living without being trapped in a commuter nightmare of metropolitan traffic.

Appreciate the country town `feel’ and change your pace as you absorb the local tropical/coastal flow.

Living in Townsville; a vibrant, dynamic city and the largest regional centre in Northern Australia allows easy access to The Strand and Magnetic Island. Plus, the city heart provides opportunity for boutique shopping, fine dining experiences, cultural events and a bustling nightlife.

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 and Pertussis.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Information Package for Applicants (PDF, 125KB)
Information Package for Applicants

Preparation of Documents if you are the successful Candidate (PDF, 94KB)
Information Package for Applicants

HP3 Enviro Health Officer Water 32059342 (PDF, 147KB)
Role Description





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