Environmental Health Officer

$64,531 - $94,461 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 19 Nov, 2021
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Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 07 December 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 1/2
Salary: $64,531 - $94,461 plus superannuation
Position No: 34410
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 19 November 2021
Contact Officer: Lyndell Hudson on Lyndell.Hudson@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 6125

Details: The Environmental Health section includes an Environmental Health Food Safety team and an Environmental Health Environment and Radiation team. These teams protect and promote the good health of the ACT community through the fostering of safe and healthy environments.

This position is suitable for a qualified Environmental Health Officer who will be responsible for conducting food safety inspections, investigating food business complaints and assessing food business registration applications against the Food Act 2001 and the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code. The position will also be responsible for investigating food poisoning outbreaks within a multidisciplinary team, conducting routine and statutory food samples, contributing to and developing food safety information for industry, providing onsite advice and education to food handlers and contributing to ongoing procedural improvements.

This position works closely with the Environment team with the possibility of rotation and the opportunity to be directly involved in other areas of public health protection (e.g. legionella control, public pool and spa regulation, insanitary conditions, public health outbreaks), while working in a dynamic and changing environment.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:

  • Tertiary qualification – A Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or similar qualification acceptable and recognised by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health and/or Environmental Health Practitioners of Australia.
  • Divers Licence

Note: This position will be filled at either the HP1 or HP2 level, dependant on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. 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.

How to Apply: Please provide a written response demonstrating your skills and experience against each of the Selection Criteria along with your current curriculum vitae and copy of your Environmental Health qualifications.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

07 Dec, 2021