Operations Officer

NSW Government

Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 11/07/2018

Job Category:

Primary Industry / Conservation & Environment

Job description:
Job Title:  Operations Officer
Job Grade / Classification:  Environment Officer Class 5
Employment Type: Temporary – Full Time (1 position available)
Duration: Up to 24 months
Location: Coffs Harbour

Agency overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the State‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector.
Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing Iiveability.

We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future
We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment
We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.
About the Role

The role fits within the EPA’s Waste and Resource Recovery Branch and will contribute to the EPA’s responsibilities as the State’s primary environmental regulator.  This will include working with business, government and the community to identify, manage and reduce pollution as well as responding to environmental incidents and emergencies.  It will also be responsible for identifying and recommending relevant actions to address poor environmental performance of industry, the public sector, landholders and the general community to ensure the environment and human health is protected.

The successful applicant should have a good understanding of environmental legislation and regulatory frameworks, and experience in resolving environment protection issues.  They will have strong self-management skill, the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and capacity to development on ground solutions to environmental issues.

The role will require overnight travel from time to time.

Primary purpose of the role:

Undertake day to day tasks relating to the application of EPA legislative responsibilities in diverse regulatory area/s, and perform other regulatory activities, as determined by EPA operational priorities.

Essential requirements

•    Broad understanding of the policies, practices and statutory requirements that support the operations of the EPA.
•    Current NSW Drivers Licence

You must read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role Description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector
Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period.   
To Apply

• Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
• Provide your personal information as prompted
• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.
Q1. Provide an example of where you have negotiated or influenced an outcome to an environmental issue. What was the issue, what was your approach and what was the result? Would you make any changes to your approach in the future?

Q2. Provide an example of a time when your communication skills made a critical difference in an environmental project. What methods of communication did you utilise and how did they impact on the project?

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.) 

Our commitment to diversity

The Environment Protection Authority values diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and those with a disability.

Applications Close: Wednesday, 25 July 2018 at 11.59 pm

Should you require further information about the role please contact Scott Hunter - Unit Head Waste Compliance, Coffs Harbour on Ph: (02) 6659 8282 or E:

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.