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Environmental Health Officer
  • Fixed-term, Part-time (0.63 FTE) opportunity working 24 hours a week until August 2023
  • Band 6 Salary range from $81,777 to $88,340 per annum pro rata plus statutory superannuation
  • Work with a close-knit team of motivated and friendly staff

About the City of Ballarat  

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.  

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat.  


The Role  

The Environmental Health Unit forms a part of the Regulatory Services Department within the Development and Growth Division. The Environmental Health team seeks to protect, promote and enhance the public health and wellbeing of the community through the delivery of efficient programs that minimise the risk to public health, and delivers on the statutory functions of Local Government in Victoria.  

The key areas of focus for the team are on the prevention of infectious disease; the sale of safe and suitable food; maintaining minimum standards within the accommodation, body art and beauty industries; prevention and control of public health hazards; and enhancing the wellbeing of the community through targeted health and education programs, while delivering on Council’s statutory responsibilities.

Maintaining environmental health standards through planning, monitoring, investigating, preventing and minimising environmental hazards that impact on health and wellbeing. Fulfilling the statutory requirements of the Local Government Act, Public Health & Wellbeing Act, Food Act, Tobacco Act, Environment Protection Act and Residential Tenancy Act.  

Actively participate in response and recovery arrangements within Council’s Emergency Management role. As part of the Environmental Health team, provide the best possible environment to enhance and promote Council’s and the team’s business plan. 


About You  

To be successful in this role you will hold a Bachelor of Health Science or equivalent gazetted qualification necessary for appointment as Environmental Health Officer under the Public Health & Wellbeing Act 2008. A demonstrated experience as an Environmental Health Officer or relevant regulatory role in local or state government setting would be highly regarded.  


Key Selection Criteria  

  • Hold a Bachelor of Health Science or equivalent gazetted qualification necessary for the appointment as Environmental Health Officer under the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying relevant legislation to undertake Environmental Health duties.  
  • Experienced in onsite wastewater management system permissions (i.e., permits) assessment and compliance.
  • Proven ability to employ good judgement and effectively utilise discretion in a regulatory environment.  
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills with the ability to effectively engage with a variety of stakeholders.  
  • Proven strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills.   
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise workload and effectively work within a team environment.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of health and safety issues relevant to work activities and work area.  
  • Preparedness to work after hours and in emergency situations on a roster basis and possess a current driver's licence. 


To Apply  

To apply for this position please click on the Apply button and submit your application.

The closing date for this position is 12 noon Monday 27th June 2022. Please ensure that you provide a cover letter, current resume and answer the screening questions based on the key selection criteria.  

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full pre-employment medical and police check.   



For any additional questions, please contact Tyrone Marini, Coordinator Environmental Health on (03) 5320 5702.


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer.  We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for

Job Ref: LS000210
Submitted: 10-06-2022
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