Environmental Health Officer in Mackay with Mackay Regional Council

$67,585 - $82,856 yearly
  • Jobs In Central Queensland™
  • Mackay QLD, Australia
  • 03 May, 2021
Full time Legal Public Administration And Safety

Job Description

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Mackay Regional Council offers you excellent career development opportunities, fantastic benefits and a commitment to work/life balance.

Environmental Health Officer

The Mackay Region

Mackay is located halfway between Brisbane and Cairns and is truly the heart of Queensland, covering 7,621 square kilometres of rainforest, Natural Parks, historic townships, miles of golden beaches and more than 70 tropical islands.

The Region boasts a vibrant economy offering an idyllic lifestyle on the Central Queensland coast, from picturesque beaches and nearby island resorts to beautiful rainforests. The Region has a great climate coupled with good quality education and health facilities.

We are a dynamic, progressive and financially sound local government, with responsibility for $3.5 billion worth of assets and employing over 1000 dedicated staff in a vibrant, rapidly growing region where sugar, mining, beef, tourism and retail drive the economy.

About the role:

Mackay Regional Council has an opportunity for a qualified Environmental Health Officer to join our Health & Regulatory team on a permanent basis.

About the opportunity:

Join our enthusiastic team at Mackay Regional Council to gain further experience in a vast range of Environmental Health Services. Contribute towards the achievement of the goals of the organisation and its corporate plan, by providing services for the protection, promotion and improvement of the environment and public health and safety of the community of the Mackay Region by providing professional advice, education, guidance, initiatives, and administration of legislation, policies, systems, methods and procedures in the field of environmental health.

Applicants must be willing to partake in an on-call roster.

Essential Qualifications, Experience & Skills:

  • Tertiary qualification - Degree in Applied Science (Environmental Health) or legal equivalent qualification.
  • Eligible for membership to Environmental Health Australia.
  • Current QLD ‘C’ Class drivers’ licence.
  • Well-developed skills in carrying out inspections, sampling, survey, collection of data and implementation of various correction measures.
  • Ability to interpret, understand, retain knowledge and apply legislation, policies and other work-related information.
  • Ability to use, interpret and analyse output from specialised equipment.

Blue Card - It is an essential requirement for this position to hold a Working with Children Blue Card. Under Queensland legislation, you must hold the Blue Card prior to commencing employment – No Card, No Start policy. If you currently do not hold a Blue Card, we recommend you commence the application process when you apply for the position. For more information please refer to our website.

Why work for Mackay Regional Council?

Mackay Regional Council is committed to providing a positive work/life balance, giving you ample opportunity to explore endless beautiful beaches, scenic drives past the sugar-cane fields to Eungella National Park and beautiful forests, parks, gorges and secret swimming holes in the Mackay Region.

In return for your valued contribution you will receive:

  • Base annual salary range $67,585 - $82,856 + applicable allowances (the level offered will be determined on the successful candidates qualifications and experience)
  • Up to 18% superannuation (conditions apply)
  • 9 day fortnight roster
  • Choice of 4 or 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading
  • May be eligible for salary sacrificing options
  • Membership to lifestyle benefits program including corporate discounts
  • Study and assistance programs for career development
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Active social clubs


For us to assess if you’re the one we are searching for, it is mandatory that you submit your resume, a cover letter and a full statement addressing the selection criteria. The selection criteria can be found on the Position Description

For the Position Description and information on how to apply please visit https://vacancies.mackay.qld.gov.au/ER21_3_19_8_9825/VacancyList.aspx

Applications close: 20 May 2021

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer, where all applicants are treated with fairness and respect and have equal access to all opportunities available. At Mackay Regional Council, diversity is about creating a respectful and inclusive workplace that recognises the unique contributions and perspectives of our employees, working together to deliver extraordinary results.

Closing date: 20 May 2021

For further information:
Phone: 1300 MACKAY (1300 622 529)

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Mackay Regional Council

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