Environmental Health Officer

  • Cumberland Council
  • Greater Western Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • 12/07/2019
Full or Part Time Community Services

Job Description

  • Multiple positions available
  • Be part of a high performing team
  • Enjoy a genuine work/life balance

About the Organisation

Cumberland Council is a Child Safe organisation which offers a range of employment in both indoor and outdoor work across a variety of professions and trades and supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, cultural diversity and professional development of staff. Cumberland Council provides extensive services to its residents with the Cumberland Local Government Area being located some 18km west of the Sydney CBD and having an estimated resident population of 219,312.

Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change

About the Opportunity

In contributing to the overarching vision, the Environmental Health Officer provides services related to Environmental Health including public health, food safety and environmental issues and related technical advice to managers and other staff of council. This role is also responsible for undertaking specific environmental health projects as and when required.

This role will assist the Team Leader Environmental Health and other members of the Council ensure that organisation meets all of its Legislative, Management Plan and Budgetary requirements. The Environmental Health Officer is also responsible for maintaining Cumberland Council (the organisation and the community) at the forefront of Environmental Health.

Council fully supports the aims and objectives of NSW Child Protection Legislation, and associated provisions, and will implement all necessary measures to ensure a safe and supporting Council environment, which endeavours to promote child safe child friendly practices. It is essential for applicants to submit their WWCC number with their application. It is an offence under NSW legislation for barred workers to apply for or otherwise attempt to obtain, undertake or remain in child-related employment.

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Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award.  This position is placed in Grade 10 (over Award rate) of Cumberland salary structure. Commencement salary will depend upon experience and competencies.

Conditions of Employment: Permanent, full time positions with flexible work arrangement to be negotiated and Leaseback vehicle. This position will be based at Merrylands, however the successful applicant will be working across Merrylands and/or Auburn worksites. 

Enquiries: Telephone Stuart Nunn on 8757 9631 for further information.

Position Number: SP-EP-50

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Wednesday 24 July 2019.


To submit your application for this position, please complete the questionnaire below.  On the following page you'll be asked to attach your  resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.