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Environmental Health Officer

East Gippsland Shire Council - Bairnsdale, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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  • Flexible Working Arrangements Considered
  • Salary Range: $83,282.59 to $89,923.27 per annum
  • Relocation Assistance Available

About the business and the role

East Gippsland is a pristine area of Victoria. Home to tranquil beaches, rugged mountain beauty and dense forested areas, it encompasses over 21000 kilometres of land including ski fields high, country and regional cities state and national parks, and lakes and coastal wilderness. Catering for residents and visitors, East Gippsland Shire Council is a major employer across the region, meeting the needs of over 45,000 residents and over one million visitors.

Environmental Health Officer

Position overview

We currently need the resources of an Environmental Health Officer full time to join our friendly team. Flexible options will also be considered for the right candidate. This exciting opportunity is a full-time permanent position based in Lakes Entrance.

In this role, you will assist with the provision of a comprehensive, responsive environmental health service in accordance with legislative requirements and community needs, which protects and enhances the health of the community.

In addition to your typical EHO responsibilities such as food inspections, this role offers a variety of other duties, including but not limited to: investigate infectious diseases notifications, give advice to community and commercial operators of guidelines and statutory obligations, assist with Council’s immunisation services and investigate environmental and public health issues.

What we offer:

  • Permanent position
  • Career plan and development
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance
  • Job specific courses and certification
  • Personal development and growth
  • Exceptionally supportive work environment
  • A role with lots of variety.


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Public and Environmental Health) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of, and ability to apply, relevant legislation using an outcome focused and risk-based approach
  • Ability to investigate and gather evidence to identify contraventions of relevant legislation and take appropriate enforcement, and other action, to achieve compliance to minimise risk
  • Demonstrated commitment to a team philosophy and a willingness to participate in continuous improvement of work practices
  • High level of problem-solving skills, policy development and decision-making skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of customers and willingness to negotiate solution focused outcomes
  • A current, valid Victorian driver’s license.

This is an exciting position for someone wanting to return to work or someone who is seeking a sea change – this role will mean you get to see all the beautiful spots East Gippsland has to offer. The successful applicant will be required to undertake a current Police Check. Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 31st May 2021.

If this sounds like your next career move, please hit the “Apply for this job” button now.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Leah McLeod, Environmental Health Coordinator on (03) 5153 9500.

East Gippsland Shire Council prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. As a Council, we are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace that values the safety and wellbeing of all our employees.

We value diversity at East Gippsland Shire Council and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, languages, cultures abilities and minorities to apply.

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Bairnsdale, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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