Adviser Site Contamination - $81,352 - $90,220 + super


Job Title: Adviser Site Contamination

Salary: $81,352 - $90,220 + super
Classification: PO2
Position Number: Various
Number of Direct Reports: 0

Branch: Site Contamination
Directorate/Group: Regulation
Reports to: Principal Adviser Site Contamination

Primary Purpose of the Role:

The Adviser Site Contamination is a member of the Site Contamination Branch. The Adviser is responsible for the provision of professional advice in relation to site contamination, undertaking various projects, investigations and assignments, and the provision of associated administrative support on issues relating to site contamination and associated statutory requirements under the Environment Protection Act 1993.

Key Relationships/Interactions:

The Adviser Site Contamination reports to the Principal Adviser Site Contamination and may be required to undertake projects individually, as a leader or member of a multi-disciplinary project team. The person will work with:

  • site contamination consultants
  • environmental contractors
  • EPA staff
  • community members
  • home owners
  • other government departments
  • business owners

Key Challenges:

  • Working in an area of high public, political and media interest
  • Working with potentially conflicting stakeholders
  • Working in an area of often competing priorities and high expectations of quality and accuracy in short timeframes
  • Ensuring rigour in methodologies and quality of information from external sources

Key Outcomes:

1.    Contribute to the attainment of Environment Protection Authority objectives in relation to the protection, restoration and enhancement of the environment with regard to site contamination
2.    Provide the EPA, planning authorities, land owners/occupiers, and the community with sound advice and information relating to assessment, remediation and management of site contamination.
3.    Contribute to development, review and improvement of methodologies and supporting documentation and policies.
4.    Contribute to the enforcement of the Environment Protection Act as an Authorised Officer.
5.    Deliver site contamination assessment and remediation projects on time, on budget and to a quality that is acceptable to all key stakeholders
6.    Provide advice in relation to complex issues relating to the assessment, remediation and management of site contamination
7.    Actively model the behaviours required under the Code of Ethics for SA Public Sector employees, including Work, Health and Safety and objectives, values, principles and standards in, or made under the Public Sector 2009.

Special Conditions:

Work Status: Eligibility to work in Australia
Location: GHD Building - 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide 5000

  • The incumbent will be required to travel to sites in country areas and occasionally interstate.
  • The incumbent may be required to work out of hours and as the need arises.
  • A current driver’s licence is essential.
  • Able to be appointed as an authorised officer.
  • The EPA has a no smoking policy.
  • The EPA is an equal opportunities employer.
  • The EPA supports and actively encourages flexible working arrangements to enable its staff to effectively balance work and life. Such arrangements may be negotiated with the appropriate Manager.

Refer to WHS Role Profile below

Selection Criteria: (Each applicant will be assessed against the following criteria)

  • Well-developed written communication skills, including the ability to provide concise technical reports/information to a range of stakeholders;
  • Well-developed oral communication skills to convey complex information to a range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to show initiative, determination and drive and to work with limited professional direction
  • Proven ability to achieve deadlines
  • Proven ability to work as an effective member of a team
  • Proven experience and expertise in the assessment of contaminated soil, soil vapour and groundwater
  • Proven experience in undertaking remediation and management of site contamination.
  • Proven experience in the authoring and/or technical review of reports in relation to site contamination
  • Well-developed knowledge of the site contamination legislation for South Australia

Essential Qualifications: (must possess this for employment as a Professional Officer or Technical Grades Officer)

Refer to Determination 5: Classification and Remuneration for Employees.

  • Bachelor degree in science, engineering or other recognised degree level qualification that is related to site contamination.

Desirable Qualifications and Selection Criteria:

  • Postgraduate studies in a related discipline.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Training in relation to site contamination issues.

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