First listed on: 04 October 2021

  • Full Time, Maximum Term 2 Years
  • Salary circa $101k p.a. + super
  • Convenient Preston location, close to train and tram with flexible work opportunities

About Darebin City Council
Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role
The Principal Environmental Risk Officer role is to be responsible for developing and implementing a contamination management framework, maintaining a register for contaminated land and overseeing Council’s compliance with the Environment Protection Act 2017.

This position also provides expert advice and support for developing and monitoring contamination management plans and improving environmental management outcomes relating to contamination.

  • Develop a framework to ensure compliance with the Environment Protection Act 2017
  • Provide strategic and technical advice on land contamination management
  • Imbed best practice environmental management
  • Develop and maintain a register of contaminated land
  • Procure and manage consultants

Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in environmental management or related field
  • Experience in environmental management
  • Ability to deliver strategies and imbed systems
  • Proven skill in applying knowledge to manage complex projects
  • Outstanding communicator to all audiences

As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.

We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply
Darebin values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please submit your application including a resume and a cover letter. Applicants will be required to provide written responses to the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the Position Description in their application.

Contact Allan Middlemast, Acting Manager Climate Emergency & Sustainable Transport on 03 8470 8436 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Sunday 17th October at 11.30pm.

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment

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