Wollongong City Council

Environmental Health Cadet

Posted: 14 Sep
Closes: 04 Oct
Wollongong, New South Wales


Wollongong is a vibrant, diverse city, situated on one of Australia's most picturesque coastlines. Regarded as Australia's most liveable regional city, Wollongong offers a relaxed, coastal lifestyle with all the benefits of a major city.

 Wollongong City Council is committed to the principles of employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in both traditional and non-traditional roles.

Environmental Health Cadet
Cadetship up to 6 years
Salary from $961.96 per week plus superannuation 
Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health)
Recruitment No. 21109 

Are you passionate about environmental health issues? Do you enjoy solving problems and communicating with people?
We have the perfect career opportunity for you!

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Environment and Development Compliance team at Wollongong City Council.

Under the guidance of our experienced and friendly team of Environmental Health professionals, you will learn about environmental health surveillance, investigations, and community education programs including:

  • Health inspections of food businesses
  • Noise, air and water pollution investigations
  • Public Health surveillance including cooling tower audits, beauty salons, tattooists and body piercers
  • Public swimming pool water quality testing,
  • Inspections of mortuaries, boarding houses and sex premises, and
  • Onsite sewage management

This is a 6-year cadetship undertaking a Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) degree. Alongside your university studies, you will gain valuable work experience across a range of different teams and receive ongoing support and guidance to jump start a rewarding role in Local Government.

We are looking for someone who…

  • Is eligible to enrol in 2022 into the Bachelor of Science (Environmental Health) at Western Sydney University (online/blended)
  • Is motivated and enthusiastic about the health of our community
  • Has demonstrated interest in environmental health issues
  • Is reliable and self-motivated to take responsibility for their own development and learning
  • Can adapt to and work effectively within a variety of changing situations
  • Will seek and accept constructive advice from mentors and experienced colleagues
  • Has organisational skills with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Holds a current P1 drivers licence or higher

If this sounds like YOU, we encourage you to apply!

For this role you are required to upload a current resume and complete a Selection Criteria Questionnaire which can be found HERE

For more information including HOW TO APPLY please refer to the information pack below. 

Further questions? 

Please contact Learning and Capability Team on (02) 4227 8694.

Questions regarding submitting your application online please contact our Recruitment Team on (02) 4227 7065.

Applications close at 11.59pm on Monday 4 October 2021

We are adhering to NSW Public Health Guidelines with regard to COVID19. As such this recruitment action will be conducted in line with public health orders eg potentially online interviews.

Applicants are required to undergo a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference, Identity and Medical History Checks, and may also include a Criminal History and Working with Children Check. Employment is subject to clearance of all these checks.