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February

Senior Environmental Officer

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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Minerals Business Centre; Minerals & Northern Compliance; Environmental Services and Regulation; various (Brisbane Inner City,Cairns region,Townsville region,Rockhampton region,Gold Coast,Sunshine Coast, Central West QLD)

We are seeking to recruit to a number of Senior Environment Officer positions 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.

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. Senior Environmental Officers are pivotal to delivering these outcomes.

Senior Environmental Officers undertaken 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 attached questionnaire and attach it to your application.

Some of the duties of a Senior Environmental Officer, include;

• Assess and analyse assigned tasks related to administering environmental impact statements and assessment of proposed and/or existing industrial activities (ie development, resources, petroleum, environmentally relevant), developing recommended assessment conditioning within statutory timeframes for Team Leaders' review or delegate's approval

• Lead assigned discrete preventative and targeted compliance activity undertaking planning for conducting site inspections, gathering evidence for environmental impact assessment to support enforcement actions and making recommendations in accordance with the Regulatory Strategy for Team Leader's review and endorsement or delegate approval

• Assess and analyse assigned tasks related to administering environmental licensing and permitting, telephone, front counter and email enquiries for contaminated land registers and debt recovery activities

• Analyse and investigate assigned tasks, in collaboration with the Team Leader, for a range of environmental matters, requiring research including of technical and scientific reports, and legislative interpretation and make recommendations consistent with contemporary Administrative Decision Making Principles

• Advise, liaise and consult 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, escalating ambiguous matters in a timely manner

• Prepare well-researched briefings, technical reports, publications, information sheets and contribute as requested, by researching, sourcing and collating relevant information for the development of advice, submissions and executive and ministerial correspondence

• 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 mentoring less experienced staff, undertaking peer reviews, actively engaging in team discussions and sharing experiences and learnings

• 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 months

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Government, Defence & Emergency




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