Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, halfway between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 435,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.

Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.

Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting 12-month term contract, full-time opportunity for a Trainee Environmental Health Officer to join our team and gain industry experience. Working within our Environment section, the successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all regulatory requirements are met.

The successful applicant will:

  • provide local places and spaces that are clean and healthy and turn awareness and commitment into action to halt or reserve the effects, pressures and threats on the built and natural environment by working in collaboration with our community and other stakeholders
  • develop and participate in the implementation of projects, strategies, policies, guidelines and procedures that align with this commitment, specifically environmental health.

Qualifications and experience

Essential:

  • Enrolled in a relevant tertiary qualification in an environmental health field for the duration of the traineeship
  • Current class C driver's licence.

Desirable:

  • Sound knowledge of, and experience in, current environmental health issues
  • Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, write correspondence, complex reports, grant applications and award submissions
  • Computer literacy in basic Microsoft Office applications and the ability to quickly learn corporate applications
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

Remuneration and benefits

The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.

  • Trainee rates apply to this position
  • 35-hour working week
  • Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement
  • Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 11% employer contribution payable to your nominated superannuation fund, Fitness Passport, gym membership discounts, and social clubs.

Our commitment to safety

Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.

We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.

Position description 

Click here to view or download the position description.

Apply now using our fast and easy-to-use online application process:

  1. Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach.
  2. Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging out' of the system.
  3. Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.

Closing date:           Friday 19 July 2024, 11.59 pm    

Contact officer:       Jessica Speechly on 9839 6231

Internal ref:              BCC1097

 

Salary

- AUD

Monthly based

Location

Blacktown City Council,New South Wales,Australia

Job Overview
Job Posted:
1 week ago
Job Expire:
2d 8h
Job Type
Full Time
Total Vacancies
1

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