The Environmental Health Officer is to work within a team environment and ensure that Council’s interests and obligations in respect of immunisation, infectious disease, food safety, public health and the environment are carried out effectively, efficiently and ensure the achievement of the quality standards and performance indicators of the services within the Community Development Environmental Health Unit. This is a 3 months contract in one of the local council in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.
Some of the key responsibilities are to identify and control of environmental health risk, active involvement in the development of proposals and plans to identify potential environmental risks and compliance with Regulations, co-ordinate, advise and make recommendations regarding suitable control measures to appropriate internal or external regulator, and investigate any disease outbreak, notification, risk, or other issue, which affects or may affect municipal health or well-being.
Key Selection Criteria
- Degree of Applied Science (Environmental Health) or equivalent qualification as approved by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health and relevant associated Legislation.
- Additional qualifications or experience related to the delivery of Environmental Health Services within Local Government.
- High level of communication skills (both verbal and written) including problem solving and staff training ability.
- Experience to work flexibly and adapt to regular change within a professional dynamic team environment and individually to meet key performance goals, service goals and organizational objectives.
- Understanding of Budgeting and financial controlling(desirable)
- Well-developed computer skills with an emphasis on Excel, Word, Internet and Email applications, coupled with experience in specific Environmental Health Services Software.