About us

The beautiful Eurobodalla Shire is located on Yuin Country on the far south coast of NSW and offers an enviable coastal lifestyle with easy access to Canberra and Sydney. From our beaches to our bushlands, rivers and mountains, the Eurobodalla is a place of inclusive communities embracing sustainable lifestyles.

With 143km of coastline, 83 beaches, 20 lakes and four major river systems, Eurobodalla is known as the land of many waters. Over three-quarters of our land area is open space, consisting of 10 national parks and 15 state forests.

Over 40,000 people call the Eurobodalla Shire home, and we attract over 1.2 million visitors every year.

About the role

This position is a full time role in the Development and Compliance team and is based at Council’s Administration Office located in Moruya. As the Senior Environmental Health Officer, you will monitor and respond to threats and impacts on the environment, public health and the built and social infrastructure with an integrated education and compliance approach ensuring statutory requirements and Council standards are maintained, complied with and followed.

Your main duties will include:

  • Coordinate the Public and Environmental Health Team including team planning, submissions, grant and budget management, staff selection, training, monitoring of staff performance and work flows.
  • Respond to complex health and environment-related complaints, issue orders, and represent the Council in court actions, ensuring compliance with council delegations and supervisor consultation.
  • Monitoring environmental health operations, maintaining databases, determining applications, and advising on development, building, legal, health, and environment policies and practices.
  • Preparing reports for Council and committees, participating in multi-disciplinary teams, and conducting special assignments and assessments related to public health, environment, building, and planning matters.

Salary Information

Total remuneration for the role is in the range $101,633.35 to $112,293.96 gross per annum consisting of:

  • $91,150.99 to $100,712.07 base salary
  • $10,482.36 to $11,581.89 superannuation (at 11.5%)

A fully maintained Council leaseback vehicle (including full private usage) is available with this position.Appointment to this position is subject to the following:

  • A satisfactory outcome as a result of a National Criminal History Record Check.
  • Medical clearance to verify that you are safely able to undertake the duties of the position.

What we offer

We promote equal access to opportunities and pride ourselves on creating a safe and engaging working environment that fosters wellbeing. We are dedicated to looking after our staff, knowing our people are our biggest asset, to ensure we are best placed to look after our community.

Culture and benefits

  • Work/life balance through a range of flexible work options.
  • 35 hours per week for administrative staff and 38 hours per week for operational staff.
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives including access to free counselling through our Employee Assistance Program, Uprise Wellbeing App, Fitness Passport, Social Club, flu vaccinations and skin checks.
  • Up to 3 days leave to cover Council closure at end of year period.
  • 9 weeks Council provided paid maternity leave (conditional).
  • Generous leave provisions including Long Service Leave after 5 years of continuous service, study leave and 3 weeks sick leave annually.
  • Annual Award increases, performance reviews and a rewards and recognition program.
  • Salary packaging program.

About you

If you are passionate about protecting public health, looking after the environment and protecting the pristine waters in the Eurobodalla Shire area, this is the job for you! To be our successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent experience. Strong communication skills with the ability to convey detailed information in a clear, timely manner are essential. Additionally, your application should demonstrate the following:

  • Ability, competency and knowledge of relevant building, health and environment legislation, standards, and guidelines.
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in developing and implementing public health and environmental monitoring and reporting programs.
  • Computer literacy with specific expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and MapInfo and developing expertise in GIS systems.
  • Understanding of Ecologically Sustainable Development.

Please read the Information Package for full details. If you have any further questions about the role, please contact Noel Fuller on 02 4474 1228.

To apply for this position, please complete the form below or go to the Eurobodalla Shire Council Vacant Positionswebsite page if you found this vacancy via a job search website.

Applications close: 11.00pm Monday 8 July 2024.

Applicants found suitable through this recruitment process may be contacted for fixed term contract opportunities of less than 12 months where the position is similar in nature – meaning the position requires the same nature of duties, abilities, qualifications, experience and standard of work performance.

Confirmation of personal identity and working rights:

As part of the recruitment process, should you be successful in obtaining an interview, you will be required to bring with you an original Government issued photo ID for the interview Panel to sight.

Should you then move to the next stage of the recruitment process after interview, you will be required to produce documentation that proves your working rights in Australia, such as a passport, birth certificate, driver’s licence, proof of permanent residency or temporary VISA grant notice.

Please note there is no ability to save your application partway through. Please ensure you have enough time to complete your application prior to starting, by considering and preparing your answers to the selection criteria questions shown below in advance.



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Eurobodalla Shire Council,New South Wales,Australia

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