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Environmental Officer

Environment and Science - Mungindi, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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Full Job Description
We are seeking to recruit a number of Environment Officers' to join our team's across the state. The roles are both rich and rewarding, so if you want to play an important part in protecting Queensland's natural environment today and for the future, this might just be the job for you.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Flexible-full-time
Location: Brisbane Inner City,Cairns region,Toowoomba region,Townsville region,Mackay region,Gold Coast,Sunshine Coast,Central West Qld
Yearly Salary: $63449 - $80511
Contact Name: Christina Rasmussen

Contact Number:
Closing Date: 19-APR-21

The Environmental Services and Regulation (ESR) division, within the Department of Environment and Science, is Queensland's environmental regulator and provides targeted, consistent and transparent regulation that facilitates sustainable development in Queensland. Environmental Officers are pivotal to delivering these outcomes.

Environmental Officers undertake either assessment or compliance activities. Assessment officers are located in one of our specialised business centres which focus on a particular sector - minerals mining, coal mining, petroleum and gas, or industry and development - and will carry out assessments of the environmental risks associated with applications. Compliance officers are be located in one of our 13 offices around the state from which they will respond to incidents and complaints, visit high-risk sites to check on businesses environmental performance and help license holders understand their environmental obligations.

To assist us match you to your preferred location and business activity, please ensure you complete the questionnaire at the end of online application process.

Some of the duties of a Environmental Officer, include;
  • Under guidance, assess and analyse assigned tasks related to administering licences, permits, environmental impact assessments and applications for proposed and existing industrial activities (ie development, resources, petroleum, environmentally relevant) including new, amendment, surrender and financial assurance applications, within statutory timeframes
  • Support and work collaboratively with Senior Environmental Officers in compliance activities by gathering evidence for environmental impact assessments and to support enforcement activities; recording accurate observations of site conditions; material for the preparation of documents
  • Undertake preliminary research and analysis tasks as directed, including sourcing and collating relevant information and reviewing technical documents for the preparation of advice and correspondence and documents and technical reports, statutory notices and publications and information sheets
  • Liaise with a range of internal and external customers and stakeholders including prospective applicants at pre-lodgement meetings, industry representatives, other government departments, community groups and members of the public notifying about an environmental incident, about relevant processes, procedures, documents and requirements under the Regulatory Strategy
  • Carry out duties consistent with contemporary Administrative Decision Making Principles
  • Contribute to a workplace culture consistent with the department's values including ethical behaviour and sound decision making and foster ESR's capability and own capability by actively engaging in team discussions, sharing experiences and learnings; prioritising assigned tasks appropriately and escalating ambiguous matters in a timely manner
  • Foster a workplace culture that supports and promotes the interests of First Nations people and actively engage through our work to contribute to better outcomes for First Nations people.
Applications to remain current for 12 monthsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Mungindi, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency


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