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NSW EPA - Operations Officer


Applications close: Sunday 09 June 2020 | Full-Time| $99,072 - $111,774

NSW EPA is currently advertising for a Operations Officer. Applications close: Sunday 09 June 2020 | Full-Time| $99,072 - $111,774.
Environment Protection Authority overview
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the state‘s primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing liveability. We lead to protect our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future. We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment and hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement activities.
About the Team

Technical Assessments and Advice Section works collaboratively across the EPA to provide technical advice and support services for the EPA’s regulatory and operational functions. The section:

• provides expert advice, training and guidance on radiation safety, air and water quality and noise impacts for EPA regulatory staff to support credible regulatory decision making
• provides advice on complex or contentious radiation safety issues, air, noise and water impact assessments, monitoring, licensing and compliance matters
• builds and maintains comprehensive knowledge of emerging radiation, air, noise and water related issues, and the approaches being taken nationally and internationally to address them
• develops, reforms and implements operational policy, guidance and systems that inform regulation of radiation use, air, noise and water pollution

We look for innovative and imaginative solutions to complex, unusual or controversial issues and work collaboratively with the EPA’s operational officers to protect the community and environment.
Primary purpose of the role

Undertake diverse day-to-day tasks relating to the application of EPA legislative responsibilities in assigned regulatory area/s involving major issues affecting the EPA, and activities relating to other regulatory functional areas, as required by EPA operational priorities.

Essential requirements

Sound understanding of the relevant policies, practices and legislative requirements that govern the EPA’s operations.
Knowledge and experience in of one or more environment protection areas, including: air, water, noise, waste, chemicals, hazardous materials, radiation & environmental planning.
Knowledge and experience in applying current relevant environmental legislation, with demonstrated ability to interpret other environmental legislation.
Current drivers licence

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:
Role Description
Application Guide
Applying for a role in the NSW Public Sector
Job Notes: A Recruitment Pool may be established for future roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from Planning and Environment Cluster and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period. 

To Apply:
• Click the APPLY button at the end of this advertisement
• Attach your resume that sets out your education, work history and other facts about yourself that relate to the role (maximum of 4 pages);
• Attach a cover letter that is relevant to the role (maximum of 1 page).
• Answer the following pre-screening question Please do not address this question in your cover letter
Q1. Can you explain what the object of the Radiation Control Act aims to achieve and what mechanisms it employs to achieve this.

Link to the advert: here.
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