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Aboriginal Environmental Health Officer Trainee

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Job Ref:  CEN1258
Employer:  Central Coast Council
Job Type:  Fixed Term Full Time
Address: 
Central Coast, NSW, Australia (Show on map)
Salary and Benefits:  $686.10 to $785.90 per week ($35,773 - $40,977 per anum) + superannuation
19/07/2018



Aboriginal Environmental Health Officer Trainee


  • Are you passionate about taking the first steps to a successful and fulfilling career?
  • Do you enjoy helping people and having a direct influence on the built and natural environment?
  • Launch your career with a traineeship with Central Coast Council, where you will receive first class training in a supportive team environment that is recognised as a leader in its field.
  • Fixed term full time position (+ RDO) for up to 6 years
  • Salary range between $686.10 to $785.90 per week ($35,773 - $40,977 per anum) + superannuation


Central Coast Council is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a healthy and safe work environment. We are committed to diversity in our community and our workforce and encourage Indigenous Australians, people with a disability and people from diverse backgrounds to apply to be part of our inclusive team.


This is an identified position for an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Eligible applicants must identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This position is jointly funded by NSW Health and Central Coast Council.


Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hours drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work http://www.thisisthecentralcoast.com.au/about.


Take control of your future and achieve your professional ambitions by launching your career with Central Coast Council.


The Trainee Environmental Health Officer position is the ideal opportunity for the right candidate to take the first steps to a successful and fulfilling career with a recognised industry leader.


You will be energetic and motivated to develop your skills and qualifications through a combination of on-the-job experience in a supportive team environment and formal training, as well as enjoy flexible working conditions.


Make 2018 the year you launch your career and set the path to success.


What you will do:

You will develop the skills to provide professional environmental health (both natural and built environment that may affect human health) services to both Council and the community.

Your training will primarily be provided by Central Coast Council and will be supplemented with regular placements with Central Coast Local Health District. You will qualify as a graduate Environmental Health Officer

 
Essential Criteria:

  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent through parentage, identify as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and be accepted in the community as such;
  • Complete the Western Sydney University Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity form. Please Note: Completion of this form does not mean offering of this role, it is merely part of the process;
  • Ability to meet, within a maximum of six months of the commencement of employment (supported as required), the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Natural Science (Environment and Health) at the University of Western Sydney.
  • The commitment to complete the relevant degree in a part time capacity whilst working full time;
  • Knowledge and awareness of environmental health issues as they relate to Aboriginal people;
  • Ability to organise work and operate with minimal supervision;
  • First class computer skills with the ability to quickly learn new tools and technologies;
  • Current Driver’s License – Class C;
  • Demonstrated well-developed written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation, problem solving and conflict resolution to enable effective liaison with people at all levels.


Please click here to complete the Western Sydney University Confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander Identity form and attach this form to your application.


Completion of this form does not mean offering of this role, it is merely part of the process 


Being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position as described under Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW).


Please note appointment subject to satisfactory completion of probationary period.


Enquiries: Brian Jones, Section Manager Compliance and Health on (02) 4350 5431


Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday, 19 August 2018.

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