Environmental Health Officer

$106,465 yearly
  • Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire Council
  • Kununurra Western Australia, Australia
  • 21 Jul, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Closing Date: 9-Aug-2021 12:00 PM

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley
Is located in a picturesque and rugged sparsely populated northeast corner of Western Australia (WA) and is one of the world's last wilderness frontiers. As a global tourism attraction, it is known for luxury accommodation, great food and friendly locals, and is an amazing and very unique part of Australia.

The Position
Reporting to the Manager Planning and Regulatory Services this role is responsible for assisting in the implementation and maintenance of public health, environmental health and related services, programs and projects in accordance with statutory obligations, operational procedures and Council policies.

The role is responsible for assisting with the delivery of quality environmental health services, ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements, and providing high standards of service within the organisation.

Other Requirements
The successful applicant will be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within six months), successfully complete a pre-placement medical assessment and submit copies of qualifications (where relevant) to be eligible for the position.

We take this opportunity to reiterate the essential qualifications for this position includes the need for ‘Qualifications acceptable for appointment as an Environmental Health Officer / Authorised Officer in WA’. To assist applicants in understanding this qualification requirement we have included as part of the advertising package a copy of the Government Gazette which details the specific qualifications required in order to meet this criteria. We ask that all applicants refer to this document prior to applying to ensure that their qualifications meet the essential requirements of the position.

For candidates interested in applying for the current vacancy that may not possess a qualification as outlined in the Government Gazette, you are encouraged to contact the Western Australian Environmental Health Officers Professional Review Board (WAEHORB) for further advice about your suitability for practice as an EHO in Western Australia. The Secretary/Treasurer for the WAEHOPRB is Vic Andrich who can be contacted by emailing vic.andrich@health.wa.gov.au or publichealthact@health.wa.gov.au.

Further Information
A copy of the position description and Government Gazette extract is available at the top of this page.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jennifer Ninyette, the Shire's Manager Planning & Regulatory Services, on (08) 9168 4100 / 0407 489 419 or Nick Kearns, the Shire’s Director Planning & Community Development, on (08) 9168 4100 / 0407 600 081 if they have any questions or wish to discuss the position requirements further.

Submitting an Application
Applicants are required to submit a covering letter outlining their interest in the position and their ability to meet the requirements of the role as highlighted by the selection criteria (maximum 2 pages), and a current resume.

  1. Posted applications are to be addressed to: Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley, PO Box 614, KUNUNURRA WA 6743
  2. All electronic applications are to be sent directly to recruitment@swek.wa.gov.au or otherwise submitted via the Shire’s website.

All submissions must be received by the nominated closing date. In fairness to all applicants, late applications cannot be considered unless prior consent has been received from the Shire under restricted circumstances.

The Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and encourages Indigenous Australians, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement. Acceptable evidence includes an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant visa.

Job Closing Date

09 Aug, 2021