Principal Environmental Officer


Rockhampton City, QLD

Posted 6/13/2019

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Principal Environmental Officer

Central Queensland Compliance; Coal and Central Queensland Compliance; Environmental Services and Regulation; Rockhampton

Principal Environmental Officers (PO4) work to improve the State’s environmental performance by identifying environmental risks and providing scientific and technical support for a wide range of projects. Principal Environmental Officers contribute to the implementation of environmental management and protection strategies and promote compliance with environmental heritage and planning legislation and policies. This will involve undertaking compliance audits, and advising, negotiating and consulting with industry, government and the community on environmental issues.

Environmental management issues include those impacting on land, air, water and people and include coastal development, mining, industrial activities (heavy industry and port operations), commercial activities, air pollution, noise pollution, and waste management.

Position statusTemporary
Position typeFlexible full-time
Occupational groupPrimary Industry & Environment
Workplace LocationRockhampton region
Job ad referenceQLD/313938/19
Closing date27-Jun-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job durationto 6 December 2019 with possible extension
Contact personLouise Pinn
Contact detailsPh: 0477 737 255

Specifically you will:

• Advise and educate community groups, industry and all levels of government on environmental matters, environmental responsibilities and implementation of relevant legislation through external and internal presentations; participation in workshops, conferences, forums; via face-to-face meetings, tele/video conferencing, site meetings/inspections.
• Communicate, consult, liaise and negotiate with industry, government and the community to facilitate resolution of environmental issues.
• Prepare written correspondence for a variety of audiences including ministerial briefings, statutory notices, departmental alerts, information documents.
• Actively participate in team planning, discussions and debriefings.
• Lead preventative and targeted compliance activities including planning and conducting site inspections, gathering evidence to support enforcement actions, and making recommendations to management on environmental issues.
• Conduct environmental risk assessment of sites via a compliance and risk evaluation tool.
• Contribute to identifying clusters of environmental issues and make recommendations for targeted compliance programs and contribute to identifying, analysing and solution design for complex environmental problems (environmental problem solving).
• Respond to and investigate environmental complaints and environmental incidents to achieve environmental outcomes.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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