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Environmental Health Officer

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Job Ref:  14606
Employer:  Whitsunday Regional Council
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Bowen QLD 4805, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $67,000 to $75,600 p/a

Environmental Health Officer

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $67,000 to $75,600 p/a

The Whitsunday Regional Council is situated at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.  The region encompasses the 74 tropical Whitsunday Islands, the coastal towns of Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, Shute Harbour and Bowen along with the rural towns of Proserpine and Collinsville.  The Whitsunday region offers a dynamic environment & is perfectly placed to live, work, play & invest.

The role of Environmental Health Officer reports to the Coordinator Health, Environment and Local Laws and provides technical support and advice to food businesses in the Whitsunday Region. The role sits within the Community and Environmental Directorate and supports over 400 licences within our region.


  • Issue licences for Food Businesses and inspect these businesses to ensure that they comply with relevant legislation.
  • Liaise and provide specialist and technical advice to clients, the Health and Environment Section, other Council staff, contractors and other Local Authorities and Government Departments with respect to environmental health matters.
  • Provide support & advice around necessary investigations/audits as required, under various legislations relevant to Health and Local Law matters.
  • Address customer complaints regarding Environmental Health issues.


  • C Class Manual Drivers Licence
  • Bachelor Degree - Environmental Health
  • Minimum 2 years relevant post graduate experience


  • Eligibility for membership/accreditation to Environmental Health

Benefits of working with us

  • Study assistance
  • 9 Day Working Fortnight
  • Corporate health plans
  • Generous superannuation contributions
  • Leadership development program - Women & Leadership Australia

Please note that you will be required to partake in a 3 month probation period & submit 100pts ID for a National Police Clearance.

Whitsunday Regional Council has been undergoing a culture transformation to build a shared language and understanding of the targeted culture which we would like to achieve, what values underpin it and how this translates into day-to-day operating and behaviours. As we continue to embark on the culture journey, we encourage staff to be open-minded and look for positive ways to move towards new levels of performance and innovation.

Applications close: 23 May 2018.

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