Position Details
Reference Number 10119
Position Title Environmental Health Coordinator
Group Planning & Environment
Award Classification Local Government (State) Award 2017 - Band 3 Level 3
Position Summary

Environmental Health Coordinator

  • Beautiful country and ocean location
  • Frontline leadership position
  • Competitive employment conditions


Nestled between rolling country side and some of the best seaside locations NSW has to offer, the Bega Valley Shire offers abundance in the way of location and leisure. As the second largest employer in the shire, Bega Valley Shire Council currently employs around 400 staff in many professional, para-professional and vocational occupations. We provide an opportunity for you to add value to the community while providing a supportive work environment. Our PLaCE values reflect the great importance we place on quality leadership and operational practices.


This role is focussed on the coordination of the service delivery of BVSC’s environmental health programs including surveillance of retail food premises, skin penetration premises, industrial air conditioning hygiene monitoring, BVSC drinking water quality management, nuisance investigation, environmental management and emergency response.



 This position will be responsible for:

  • Coordination and oversight of Development and Construction applications including documentation and statements for health matters
  • Support the Building Services Coordinator with specialist Building Surveying assessments of Development Applications, Construction Certificate applications and all associated documentation
  • Coordinate inspections of public swimming pools, skin penetration premises, water cooling and warm water systems and food premises
  • Coordinate Council’s onsite sewage management inspection program in accordance with the On-site Sewage Management Strategy and the requirements of the Local Government Act 1993
  • Undertake a range of activities associated with BVSC’s maintenance and testing of water quality
  • Coordinate environmental health legal and regulatory compliance activities
  • Undertake projects, management and administration activities such as; monitoring and reporting on Area activity, maintain and monitor records and registers, policy and procedure preparation and coordination of activities performed by contractors.


We are seeking an experienced individual that is able to demonstrate the following qualifications and experience;

  • Degree level qualification in Environmental Health, Environmental Management OR Environmental Science
  • A1 Building Surveyor accreditation with Building Professionals’ Board
  • Proven experience in environmental health/building investigation and inspection in a local government environment
  • High level of analytical and investigative skills
  • Demonstrated skills in public consultation and public education/information practices
  • Demonstrated experience in frontline management leadership skills and experience
  • Proven ability to effectively manage and negotiate with external/internal stakeholders

Please see position description for full list of duties.


This is a permanent fulltime position working 35 hours per week. Remuneration is $1631.80 per week as per the Local Government (State) Award 2017, plus 9.5 % employer superannuation contribution.

Selection Criteria Essential: Comprehensive knowledge of the legislation pertinent to the role, including (but not limited to): Environment Planning and Assessment Act 1979; Local Government Act 1993; Food Act 2003; Public Health Act 2010; Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997.
Essential: Demonstrated skills in public consultation and public education/information practices.
Essential: Demonstrated frontline management leadership skills and experience.
Essential: Post-graduate qualifications in environmental health and/or management, training and experience in mediation. Recent experience in Environment Court and/or Local Court, or other specialist training or work experience.
Contact Person Jonathon Pyke, Acting Manager Health Building and Compliance
Contact Number 02 6499 2131
Alternate Contact Person Employee Support Services (ESS)
Alternate Contact Number 02 6499 2222
Closing Date 26/10/2017
Position Description
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