Public Health Officer Environmental Health
Closes: 04 March 2021
Classification: Health Professional Level 1
Salary: $63,671 - $83,418 plus superannuation
Position No: 29641
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 February 2021
Contact Officer: Chelsea Stuckey on Chelsea.M.Stuckey@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9849
Details: Would you like to be part of team to committed to protecting and promoting the good health of the ACT community through the fostering of safe and healthy environments.
The Health Protection Service (HPS) within ACT Health is looking to hire enthusiastic individuals to support the vital work of the branch by engaging with the community and business directly.
The role of the Environmental Health area is to protect and promote the good health of the ACT community through the fostering of safe and healthy environments. The HPS Environmental Health area includes the Environmental Health Food section and the Environment and Radiation Safety section. The role of a Environmental Health Officer consists of a variety of public health regulatory activities such as the inspection of food businesses including the investigation of outbreaks or other potential public health risks. We actively engage in a risk-based approach to compliance across a broad range of industry sectors to build a strong economy, safe community, and sustainable environment. The Environmental Health team within HPS plays a proactive role in supporting businesses’ compliance with Public Health Directions by undertaking compliance checks at venues, and by regularly engaging with and educating businesses about their obligations under the Directions.
The successful applicants will be required to maintain a high-level of confidentiality, follow procedures accurately, and to exercise sound judgement. The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
- Undergraduate degree or graduate diploma in Environmental Health that is accredited by Environmental Health Australia (EHA); or have completed tertiary studies in Applied Science in the areas of Public Health, Food Science, Environmental Science or equivalent. Equivalency of studies and training is determined by senior environmental health staff.
- Current driver’s licence.
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
- Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
- Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 maybe required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for nine months with the possibility of extension. An order of merit list may be established to fill future vacancies at level over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: Please submit a written application of no more than two pages addressing the selection criteria. Please also submit a curriculum vitae. Referee reports may be requested. Applicants are encouraged to call the contact officer for advice on whether they are eligible to apply.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.
This is a temporary position available immediately for nine months with the possibility of extension.