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Environmental Health Officer

Planned Resources Recruitment Melbourne

Environmental Health Officer is needed for one of the Local Government Council in the Northwestern Suburbs of Melbourne. Role is  to start ASAP until beginning of October.

This role is to provide an efficient and accountable Environmental Health Service to all the residents by the implementation of various statutes and health promotion activities in all matters pertaining to public health, resulting in an improved level of Community Wellbeing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Regular inspection of all registered premises, including food,  personal care and body art industries etc, as well as the maintenance of the computerised register.
  • Regular food sampling as per Council’s Food Sampling Program and recall and seizure of foodstuffs where deemed necessary.
  • Preparation of legal briefs for the institution of legal proceedings as required in relevant circumstances and approved by the Environmental Health Co-ordinator.
  • Investigation of ratepayers’ complaints relating to public health whilst advising and giving directions where necessary on relevant statutes, Council policies or local laws.
  • Assist in providing a comprehensive immunisation program for pre-school, school children and adults.
  • Investigate any cases of infectious diseases, as directed by the Coordinator Environmental Health.
  • Follow up infectious disease notifications as directed by the Coordinator Environmental Health.
  • Investigate and report on ‘large scale’ infectious disease outbreaks, co-ordinating activities of other staff as required.
  • Conduct water sampling of waterways, drains, swimming pools and spas to check for compliance with relevant standards and/or legislative controls as requested.
  • Make recommendations on means to address potentially hazardous situations when identified during surveillance work, e.g., syringe disposal.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public and Environmental Health) or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of Computer Packages – Imps and Pathways.
  • Eligibility To Be A Member Of The Aust. Institute Of Environmental Health
  • Ability to interpret and apply legislation in the conduct of duties.
  • Local Government experience is preferred.
  • Experience in managing workloads and competing priorities.
  • Experience in negotiating outcomes and delivering outputs.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • No relevant criminal record found in a police check.
  • Hold a current Australian Driver Licence

For more information please call Jeenita on 03 8398 0854 or email jeenita.ramsaha@plannedresources.com.au

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