Environmental Protection Specialists

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Full Time
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As Western Australia’s primary water and environmental regulator, the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has a responsibility to be an influential and future-focused organisation. DWER is responsible for environmental and water regulation, creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for industry and developers and providing greater opportunities for streamlining and simplifying regulation whilst maintaining a strong Western Australian environment.

More specifically, we aim to build a low-carbon Western Australia with a healthy environment and secure water resources for future generations.

Find out more about us by visiting our website.

Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding career in environmental protection?

Our Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Services directorate is establishing a pool of talent to conduct, lead and manage environmental impact assessments of major proposals in WA.

The talent pool will operate for six (6) months with a possibility of extension.

What does EPA Services do?

We support the EPA to conduct environmental impact assessments of development proposals and statutory planning schemes. We also work closely with industry and the community to develop policy, guidelines and strategic advice to manage environmental impacts and protect the state’s environment.

We are committed to attracting the best talent for our positions along with:

  • creating an equitable and diverse workforce that promotes an inclusive and supportive working environment and;
  • supporting flexible working arrangements to enable our staff to effectively balance work and life

Our department values reflect who we are and how we go about business.

We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference

Roles on offer:

Environmental Officers (SCL2) and Senior Environmental Officers (SCL3)

Conducting (SCL2) or leading (SCL3) environmental impact assessments for significant projects and collaborating with key stakeholders to deliver high-quality and timely outputs of assessments under the Western Australian Environmental Protection Act. SCL3s also assist with the management of effective work teams through the provision of support, and mentoring services for other staff.

Principal Environmental Officers (SCL4)

Principal Environmental Officers (SCL4) are subject matter experts who lead and manage projects and contribute to the development and implementation of policies, strategies, systems and processes to support the functions of the EPA. Principal Environmental Officers provide detailed advice, negotiate, and liaise with industry, government and the public on environmental matters, including complex and contentious issues. Principal Environmental Officers also manage effective work teams and mentor staff.

Location and Community

Our opportunities are located at Prime House in Joondalup, Western Australia.

We respectfully acknowledge the past and present traditional owners and custodians of the land on which the building is set - the Whadjuk Noongar people.

We are conveniently located 25 minutes north of Perth CBD with nearby parking and a 15-minute walk to Joondalup Train Station and Joondalup Shopping Centre.

Relocation assistance will be considered.

Why Choose Us?

You can expect to make a difference through your work, surrounded by people who work with you to achieve a common goal – managing and protecting our environmental resources.

On a day-to-day basis, you can find yourself assessing proposal documents, making recommendations, and liaising directly with proponents and other government agencies. You will work in a collaborative supportive environment, with like-minded individuals focused on completing tasks to a quality standard within competing timeframes.

Imagine yourself working in a space where the work you do directly helps protect and manage our state’s environment and contributes to developing a low-carbon Western Australia with a healthy environment and secure water resources for the future.

Ready to make a difference?

To be considered, applicants must have technical skills and experience in environmental impact assessment.

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button and submit your:

  • Detailed CV and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising your skills and relevant experience in relation to role(s) above;
  • The names and contact details of two (2) professional referees and;
  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent scientific degree*

Please indicate which level you are applying for and ensure your response addresses the work-related requirements.  It is possible the panel may assess you as suitable for your level of choice or another as evidenced in your response.

We encourage you to contact Ricka Bolton at (08) 6364 6661 or email [email protected] with any questions you have.

To be eligible for appointments, applicants must have documentary evidence of entitlement to live and work in Australia for the employment period.

* Applicants with an overseas qualification must provide a valid assessment from the Overseas Qualification Unit. For more information visit migration.wa.gov.au. Applicants may be asked to confirm and evidence degree equivalency from the issuing university.

Access Needs

If you have any access needs that may require adjustment to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, including alternate methods of communication, or to request a document in an alternative format please contact us at [email protected] or at (08) 6364 7430.

CLOSING DATE: 4:00 pm 7 July 2022 (Australia Western Standard Time)

Applications that are in progress or submitted after the closing time will not be accepted

For technical difficulties, while applying online or for information about the application process, please contact us for assistance at (08) 6364 7430 or at [email protected] – email address not to be used for submission of applications.

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