Wollondilly Shire Council

Team Leader – Environmental Health

Posted: 31 Jul
Closes: 14 Aug
Picton, New South Wales



About the Role

We are seeking applications for a passionate and experienced professional to join Council’s Compliance Team. Reporting directly to the Manager Health and Regulatory Services, this position is responsible for developing, guiding and leading the Environmental Health Unit to provide a range of professional services to the community, staff and other agencies in respect to Public Health matters. This will be achieved through effective communication and collaboration; promoting and ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory legislation and Council’s adopted policies, whilst meeting State Health Agency’s agreed partnership targets.

About Council

Working at Wollondilly Shire Council means you will be provided with a flexible and inclusive working environment that provides a positive, productive and highly skilled workforce where every employee has the opportunity to learn and grow.

You will help to achieve our vision to make Wollondilly even better, together. You will also live our corporate values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Embrace Innovation.

Salary and Conditions

  • Permanent Full-Time position
  • Salary commencing from $109,268 per annum, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant
  • 9.5% Superannuation
  • 35 hours per week with participation in Council’s flex-time system
  • A leaseback vehicle is available with this position, however this is not a condition of employment
  • Health and Wellbeing Programs
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities

Selection Criteria

Essential Requirements

Essential Experience and Minimum Qualifications

  • Tertiary qualifications in Environmental Health or a relevant discipline with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Extensive working experience in the implementation of the Environmental Health requirements of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW), Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997, Public Health Act 2010, Food Act 2003, Swimming Pools Act 1992 – Swimming Pools Amendment Act 2012, the POEO – Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) Regulations 2019 and other relevant Acts and Regulations.
  • Experience in regulatory enforcement including the issuing of Notices, Orders, Directions, Improvement and Clean-Up Notices and the issuing of Penalty Infringement and Court Attendance Notices.
  • Experience in preparing Affidavits, Statement of Facts and Contentions and appearing before the Courts including appeal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court of NSW.
  • Experience in representing Council at Local Planning Panels.
  • Drivers Licence.

Personal Attributes, Communication and Team Work

  • Demonstrated commitment to Council’s Corporate ICARE Values of Integrity, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Embrace Innovation.
  • An inspirational Team Leader, valued by the organisation through development and support of the Team, quality service, high standards, demonstrated efficiencies and internal and external customer relationships.
  • Ability to communicate, influence, educate and negotiate effectively within all levels of the organisation, Government Departments and the public on all matters relevant to the position.

Customer Service

  • High level communication skills and ability to maintain a positive customer service philosophy when dealing with others.

Level of Planning, Problem Solving and Budget

  • Demonstrated ability to provide timely, relevant and quality professional advice to Council, including meeting external Health Agency Partnership Agreements criteria; responding to Development Application internal referrals, other staff and external customers.
  • Evidence to support the ability to plan, prioritise, think and solve complex problems on a day-to-day basis autonomously and collaboratively as the situation requires.
  • Responsible for overseeing the issue of penalties, the timely raising of invoices, conscious of budget impacts and cost implications and the outputs of the team.
  • Demonstrated experience to apply continuous improvement and ability to embrace and implement change in a challenging environment.

Desirable Requirements

  • Experience in illegal dumping investigations.
  • Experience as a member of a Food/Public Health Special Interest Group/Organisation.

Further Information: Robyn Cooper, Manager Health and Regulatory Services on 4677 9502.

Closing Date: 5.00pm Friday, 14 August 2020.

To be considered for this position, candidates must apply via Council’s website: Wollondilly Employment Opportunities and answer the position specific selection criteria as listed in this advertisement. Those not addressing the selection criteria will not be considered.

Preferred applicants will be required to undertake a pre-placement medical. This includes drug and alcohol screening. The preferred applicant may also be required to undertake a Police Background Check, Credential Check and Bankruptcy Check.

‘Wollondilly Shire Council is committed to Workplace Diversity’