Senior Operations Officer


Job Title: Senior Operations Officer
Job Grade / Classification: Environment Officer Class 10
Employment Type: Ongoing – Full Time (1 position available)
Duration: Ongoing
Location: Bathurst

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 Iiveability.

We lead in protecting 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. We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.

For more information on the work we do at NSW EPA, go to

The EPA is an independent statutory authority which sits within the Department of Planning and Environment. Currently, the Department of Planning and Environment is transitioning into a new Department of Planning, Industry and Environment which will take effect from 1 July 2019.

About the Role

EPA Central West Region is seeking a Senior Operations Officer to drive environmental improvements through focused regulatory action.  The Region includes the major centres of Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange.  Regulation is focused on coal and metalliferous mines, animal, agriculture, and manufacturing industries, timber processing and public infrastructure.

The position will be based in our Bathurst office where you will be a core part of a small, dedicated team.

Primary purpose of the role

Undertake diverse activities in accordance with the legislation administered by the EPA in assigned regulatory area/s or other EPA operational priorities. The role may also be required to manage major projects within EPA involving technically complex tasks and provide direction and expert advice to other officers.

Essential requirements

  • Experience and capability in one or more environment protection areas, including: air, water, noise, waste, chemicals, hazardous materials, radiation & environmental planning.
  • Knowledge of current relevant environmental legislation, with demonstrated ability to interpret other environmental legislation.
  • Experience in implementing legislation, policy and procedures in relation to protecting the environment with an understanding of the workings of government at a state and local level.
  • Experience in managing issues in relation to protecting the environment with capacity to undertake complex investigations
  • Current driver’s licence.

Please read the following documents prior to preparing your application:

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:

  • Please click the 'apply for this job' button below.
  • Provide your personal information as prompted
  • 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).
  • Complete all the questions in the online application. Two of the questions will require you to provide specific examples from your experience (4000-character limit per question). These questions are shown below. Do not address these in your cover letter.

Q1. Please outline a time when you have used your ability to influence and negotiate to achieve a positive outcome in relation to a complex or sensitive environmental issue.

Q2. Please share an example of how you have contributed to building a supportive and co-operative team environment. What specific actions did you initiate or take? What were the outcomes?

The information provided in your application needs to show how you meet the focus capabilities and other essential requirements of the role. (Refer to the role description for details about the capabilities and the associated behaviour indicators. The role description also lists the essential role requirements.)

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and those with disability.

We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Applications Close: Thursday 27 June 2019 at 11.59 pm

Should you require further information about the role please contact Sandie Jones, Manager Regional Operations, Central West Region on Ph: 0429 901 743 or E: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in this position. We look forward to receiving your application.

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