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Environmental Officer, Environment and Science

Environmental Officers work within the Environmental Services and Regulation (ESR) division of DESI. The division provides targeted, consistent and transparent regulation that facilitates sustainable development in Queensland. ESR proactively manages and monitors environmental risks through a modern and innovative regulatory framework that includes assessment, compliance, investigation and enforcement programs. ESR also provides extensive frontline services both centrally and regionally.All Environmental Officers, regardless of classification level or position title provide a range of services under relevant legislation including the Environmental Protection Act 1994, Planning Act 2016, Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, Coastal Protection and Management Act 1995, Queensland Heritage Act 1992 and a range of other related legislation.Environmental Officers within ESR will undertake either assessment or compliance activities. Assessment officers will be located in one of our specialised business centres which focus on a particular sector - minerals mining, coal mining, petroleum and gas, or industry and development - and will carry out assessments of the environmental risks associated with applications. Compliance officers will be located in one of our 13 offices around the state from which they will respond to incidents and complaints, visit high-risk sites to check on businesses environmental performance and help license holders understand their environmental obligations.Our opportunitiesThis continuous applicant pool is an opportunity to submit an application and your up-to-date CV for temporary and/or permanent Environmental Officer (PO2) positions that may become available in the ESR division, across the state. Your preferences (location and assessment or compliance function) and application pack will be provided to hiring managers for vacancies which may be temporary or permanent in nature.Note - this will be our first and preferred method of recruitment for Environmental Officers within ESR. However, from time to time, individual advertisements for specific roles within ESR maybe advertised separately.Did you know we have offices all over the State? Check out the videos below to see what some of our locations have to offer! What you need to know before applying To be appointed to an Environmental Officer (PO2) role in the professional officer stream, candidates must have a university degree (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) from a recognised tertiary institution in environmental management; chemical, forensic, physical, geological, hydrological, environmental, applied and biological sciences; environmental engineering. Other closely related disciplines may be considered. Other mandatory requirements apply, see Position Description for further information.If you are placed in the applicant pool, you may be offered an opportunity to participate in the next selection activity.By submitting an application, you will not automatically be considered for other advertised vacancies across ESR. If you wish to apply for other roles or continuous applicant pool for our Senior Environmental Officer (PO3) in our division, you will need to apply via Smart Jobs and follow the process outlined in that vacancy.

Environmental Officer, Environment and Science

Queensland Government
Brisbane City QLD 4000
Full time

Published on 04/17/2024

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