Coordinator Environmental Health

Job No: BDBRC776
Location: Bundaberg

Coordinator Environmental Health  
$87,931 - $103,028 (Dependant on experience) per annum + super + benefits
Permanent Full-Time
Health & Regulatory Services
Bundaberg Region

 About Us

Are you ready to join our team and build Australia's best regional community?  

Here at Bundaberg Regional Council, our vision is bold but simple, to build Australia’s best regional community. In order to achieve this, we’ve created a culture that’s centered on our core values. To be a Council that is customer-focused, respectful and prides itself on teamwork, diversity, sustainability, and innovation. 

Uniquely positioned north of Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, the Bundaberg Region is one of Australia’s fastest-growing regional cities and the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. The Bundaberg Region boasts the most equitable climate in Australia and rates fifth in the world alongside Hawaii. Noted for its environmental excellence, pristine waterways, and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, the Bundaberg Region showcases everything that nature’s palette can create. 

About The Opportunity

Our Coordinator Environmental Health will provide specialist advice and assistance to the Manager in the areas of strategic environmental health, project management and business planning to ensure services provided by the Branch are cost effective, meet legislative and community expectations and are delivered with a focus on excellent customer service.

You will also provide high level operational and day to day management of Council’s Environmental Health functions to ensure effective service provision. Implement investigation and inspection services in a manner that balances, education, positive negotiated outcomes and enforcement of local laws and State legislation for the protection, promotion and improvement of public health, amenity and safety for the community within the Bundaberg Region

 About You:

  • Tertiary Qualification Bachelor of Applied Science – Environmental Health, Health Science or other relevant tertiary qualifications.
  • Supervisory experience including the ability to effectively manage, develop, inspire and mentor staff
  • Current professional membership or eligibility for membership with Environmental Health Australia (QLD)
  • Demonstrated high level decision making, communication and conflict resolution skills including the ability to negotiate effective outcomes in complex matters
  • Demonstrated high level of experience in the planning and coordination of dedicated health programs, work practices, polices, procedures and guidelines
  • Skills and experience in any of the following - mosquito management, noise assessment and food safety auditing (desirable) 
  • Live and uphold the Council's values

The Coordinator Environmental Health Officer will:

  • Provide day to day operational oversight to the Environmental Health Section by ensuring alignment with Council’s Community Plan, Corporate Plan and Long-Term Financial Strategy.
  • Develop, review, report on and manage the budget for Environmental Health Services.
  • Review and report on Key Performance Indicators, as well as regulatory and non-regulatory functions of the Environmental Health
  • Develop, review and implement key policies and procedures for the Environmental Health Section to ensure the effective implementation of environmental health risk assessment and behaviour change
  • Provide specialist advice to assist in the development of Branch policies, provision of briefings and to facilitate engagement with key external stakeholders and Council’s elected representatives
  • Lead the public health response during natural disasters and be involved in the recovery post disaster
  • Oversee the effective implementation of the Think Food Safe and Fix it at the Fence
  • Consult with the Manager for the provision of staff training and development to ensure team is as efficient and effective as possible, with appropriate training for specific role accountability.
  • Undertake other reasonable duties and tasks requested by Management within the incumbent’s capabilities, including additional duties as required.

 What we offer

  • A competitive remuneration salary, up to 12% Superannuation contributions, 17.5% leave loading, with options for salary sacrifice
  • Regular rostered days off
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression
  • Work within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and a friendly and supported team
  • An all-inclusive and diverse workplace culture where everyone feels valued 

 The Selection Process

We celebrate our community's rich diversity and are committed to attracting and employing people that represent the community that we serve.  We recognise and appreciate the diversity of our employees and are committed to creating an inclusive and safe working environment where all employees are valued, respected and supported to achieve their potential. We are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

The preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and Pre-employment medicals (which may include drug and alcohol testing), as part of the recruitment process; and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide the appropriate evidence.

How to Apply

To apply or find out more about the Position Description and our Benefits, Rewards and Recognition and our Diversity & Inclusion Strategy visit our Careers with Council webpage. 

Closing date: Monday 30 January 2023 11:30 PM AEST 

Applications for this position will be assessed as per the following timeframe:  

Stage 1  Advertising with closing date Monday 30 January 2023 
Stage 2  Phone screening with shortlisted applicants Between 1 and 3 February 2023
Stage 3  Interviews (in person or MS Teams) Between 6 and 10 February 2023


Thank you for your interest in this position.  We look forward to receiving your application

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