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498669 Projects & Asset Srvcs Permanent Waste Services

The details:

  • Permanent Full Time
  • From $73,560 pa to $87,291 + super (up to 12%) + leave loading
    Qld Local Government Industry Award (Stream A) - up to Level 5 of the MBRC EBA4 Certified Agreement

    The appointed wage level will be dependent upon the successful candidates level of experience, skills and qualifications.
  • 9 day fortnight
  • 72.5 hour fortnight
  • Location: Dakabin 

About our opportunity

As an Environmental Officer, you will provide effective environmental compliance monitoring across Moreton Bay Regional Council’s waste facilities and closed landfills, providing specialist technical advice on a range of complex waste matters. You will partner with internal stakeholders to ensure the delivery of effective, efficient and compliant waste operations and projects.

Additionally you will:

  • review, update and manage Waste Services environmental management plans and monitoring programs as directed and in accordance with approved regulatory permits and internal process and procedures 
  • undertake environmental facility audits, event investigations, regulatory monitoring across all MBRC waste facilities, transfer stations and closed landfills, in accordance with approved operational permits, waste management plans and procedures
  • accurately report and update all data and observations generated from field sampling, laboratory analysis, facility audits, event investigations and regulatory monitoring, including reviewing and analysing data trends as required by regulatory approvals and waste plans and procedures
  • identify any environmental issue causes, solutions and assist in the development of delivery and follow up projects
  • prepare and review project briefs, scope of works, specifications and associated documentation for waste and environmental management programs, projects and services for implementation by Council, contractors or service providers
  • prepare accurate compliance and incident reports to present internally or to regulatory authorities 
  • develop and assist with the delivery of a range of assigned technical waste management projects aimed at improving waste disposal methods, achieving best practice environmental outcomes and increase resource recovery of valuable waste products in like with circular economy principles 
  • assist with the procurement of goods, services and contractors for delivery of environmental and construction project 

Additionally you will be assisting with the delivery of waste and resource recovery community education programs related to environmental programs, projects - including sharing of specialist waste management knowledge.

Please note: this role requires the participation in council's "After Hours On-Call and Programmed Overtime Roster" service.

About you

Possessing a Degree in environmental science, environmental engineering or other relevant field, you will demonstrate refined and high level communications skills, particularly written, presentation and verbal. Ideally having operated in a similar role, you will have strong skills in the discipline of environmental management with respects to waste and resource recovery operations.

Additionally, you will have:

  • Demonstrated strong time management skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Current C class drivers licence.
  • Construction Induction Card competency that has been used or obtained within the past 2 years.
  • Be willing and able to participate in the on call roster and undertake testing on weekends on occasion.

Position Description

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Why join the MBRC Team?

As the third largest local government area in Australia and the fifth fastest growing region, the Moreton Bay Region boasts beautiful beaches and waterways, amazing manufacturing hubs and picturesque hinterland hamlets. Moreton Bay has a strong and connected community that enjoys all the traditional Jinibara, Kabi Kabi and Turrbal country has to offer within our region.

With a diverse workforce of more than 2000 team members dedicated to servicing the needs and enhancing the lifestyle of more than 479,000 residents, each team member has an intrinsic ability to impact our community. Whether you’re a manager or working on the frontline, your role will make a difference - bring your expertise and join our driven team today.

Aside from an opportunity to build a rewarding career within a diverse and growing organisation, we offer a range of team member benefits including:

  • Discounted Health Insurance.
  • Free flu vaccinations every year.
  • Fitness Passport program offering discounted membership for you and your family to selected facilities.
  • We are proud to offer opportunities to develop your career within a local government organisation and our team members are encouraged to undertake study for career development in their area of employment under our Study, Training And Research Scheme (STARS).
  • Generous employer and employee super contribution scheme.
  • Salary packaging options on novated leases, superannuation payments, smartphones and devices.
  • We want you and your family to feel well supported when you need it most - as a team member you will have access our 24/7 confidential counselling service, leader support hotline, chaplaincy program and our Mates in Construction program.

How to Apply

Click on the 'Apply' button below to complete your online application. Please upload your current resume that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this role.

Please note: applicants will be required to undergo a National Police History Check as part of the recruitment process for this role.

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