Environmental Health Officer

$76,368 - $81,314 yearly
  • Mount Isa City Council
  • 23 West Street Lane, Mount Isa QLD 4825, Australia
  • Jan 12, 2021
Full time Medical, Health, and Social Work

Job Description

Level 4
Queensland Local Government Industry (Stream A) Award – State 2017
Salary $76,368.00 – $81,314.00 per annum
(Dependent on qualifications and experience)

An opportunity exists within Mount Isa City Council for an Environmental Health Officer to join our Environment Services team. The purpose of the role is to support the Environmental Health Services achieve protection of public health and safety through programs relating to Environmental Health inclusive of regulatory compliance regarding food, public health and environmental protection and other duties where required. The position will enhance council’s public image through responsive and effective liaison and communication with the community, business and other stakeholders.

The successful applicant will have:

  • Bachelor of Public Health (Qld) or Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Health (NSW) is essential;
  • Possession of a 30215 Queensland General Safety Induction (Construction Industry White Card);
  • Minimum “C” class manual driver’s licence;
  • Confined Space level 1 desirable;
  • Work Safely at Heights desirable;
  • Must be willing to obtain an Authorised Persons card within probationary period;
  • High level of confidentiality and ability to exercise discretion in a professional manner essential;
  • Competent interpersonal communication skills with a high level of customer service aptitude;
  • Competent level of computing skills using Microsoft Suite of programs essential;
  • Competent level of communication and report writing ability;
  • A team approach and the ability to effectively operate in a multi-faceted unit where multi- tasking is often required to achieve outcomes;
  • Self-motivated with strong time management, problem solving and decision making abilities;
  • Proven experience or life skills dealing with emotive issues;
  • Understanding of Local Government procedures;
  • Knowledge of Queensland legislation relevant to Environmental Health including but not limited to food, public health and environmental issues; and
  • Demonstrated experience in an equivalent position preferably in a similar sized organisation operating a diverse range of businesses will be highly regarded.

You are required to provide written responses to the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the back of the position description.

Applicants may be required to undertake and pass a pre-employment medical.

The benefits of working for Local Government:

Council offers excellent working conditions, generous superannuation benefits (up to 12%); minimum 36.25 hour working week with Council’s flexitime agreement and 5 weeks annual leave.


You will require the application form and Position Description to effectively respond to the Key Selection Criteria. Applications should be supported by full resumes, a completed application form and must address the Key Selection Criteria as detailed on the Position Description.

Applications Close on Monday 18 January 2021 at 5pm.

Job Closing Date

Jan 18, 2021