Environmental Health Officer

$97,177 - $102,397 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT, Australia
  • 26 Nov, 2021
Full time Administrative, Clerical and Office Support Medical, Health, and Social Work Science and Technology

Job Description

Full-time Temporary with a Possibility of Permanency

Closes: 13 December 2021

Classification: Health Professional Level 3
Salary: $97,177 - $102,397 (up to $107,476 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 29631
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 25 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 an experienced qualified Environmental Health Officer within the Food Safety Team 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: To be eligible for the position you must have 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. A current Drivers licence is also required.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for six months with the possibility of extension up to 12 months and/or permanency. A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please provide a written response demonstrating your skills and experience against the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge and Behavioural Capabilities. Applications must also include a current curriculum vitae, two referees and copy of your Environmental Health qualifications. 

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

13 Dec, 2021