Central Coast Council

Junior Environmental Health Officers

Posted: 22 Jul
Closes: 06 Aug
Central Coast NSW, New South Wales



Primary Work Location: Wyong NSW 

  • Unique opportunity to learn on the job skills while finishing your studies
  • Work/Life Balance - 9 day fortnight and options to work flexibly around study commitments
  • 2 x Fixed term full time position for 2 years 

The health and well being of our employees and our community is of utmost importance to us. Please note that during the current COVID-19 situation the successful candidate may be required to work from home where appropriate instead of from the primary office location.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.


The Junior Environmental Health Officer works closely with experienced team members and learns to inspect food premises hair and beauty salons, tattoo premises and public pools, to ensure compliance with Food Act and Public Health Act requirements.  They also educate the community on environmental, food and public health matters, investigate reports of pollution incidents and provide advice and conditions for development applications on environmental matters.

These positions are predominantly field based where you will be out in the community conducting inspections and investigations, with follow up to be completed as required. 

Key activities of this role include:

  • Support Environmental Health Officers by applying environmental, food and public health legislation to activities carried out in the Central Coast Community in accordance with Council’s policies and procedures;
  • Assist in the delivery of the Food and Public Health Inspection program in accordance with the relevant legislation and Council’s policy and procedures;
  • Provide technical advice to Council, business and the general public on matters of environmental, food and\or public health activities and prepare field notes, inspection reports and other correspondence as required.

About You:

  • You are studying Environmental Health, Food Science or Environmental Science (or have recently graduated) and want to jump start your career;
  • You have strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the drive to provide exceptional customer service;
  • You enjoy working with diverse community members and understand the need to implement responsive and tailored solutions;
  • Having a work/life balance is important to you.

About Us:

  • We are a large organisation delivering a wide variety of services to our local community;
  • You’ll be joining a team of Environmental Health professionals who excel at what they do;
  • We offer a supportive work environment with opportunities for career development;
  • We provide opportunities to collaborate with subject matter experts from a variety of areas across the organisation.

Please refer to the Position Description for detailed information on the position and required skills and experience.

This role provides a salary range of between $65.2k to $78.2k per annum + superannuation.

A 9 day fortnight work-cycle currently applies to this role.

Please note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation interviews will now be conducted via Microsoft Teams.

Successful candidates may be required to undertake a course of vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B and Tetanus or demonstrate their immunity.

Enquiries: Shann Mitchell, Section Manager Environment and Public Health on ph: 0427 371 686.

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Thursday, 5 August 2021. 


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Thank you for your interest in the position.

For more information on applying for a role with Central Coast Council please click on the following link: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/careers-and-volunteering/applying-position

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's 11 Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer time-slot by contacting your nearest library https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/libraries/our-branches or ask at the  Library enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you will need to complete your application without leaving the system as your application will not be saved.

** It is recommended that you review the questions and prepare your responses in a Word document or similar before commencing your on-line application. Your responses will not be saved if you encounter any problems submitting your application.

** We recommend that you use Google Chrome for best System performance.

To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or phone 0409 601 161 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail.  Please be advised, in order to ensure you receive all email communications from Central Coast Council, please whitelist 'recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au' in your preferred email client.   For Further instructions please click here

 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.