Operations Officer (3 positions)


NSW Environment Protection Authority


Parramatta, NSW

Salary etc:

Total Remuneration package $120,880 p.a. - includes salary ($96,656 - $109,048) + super & leave loading (Environmental Officer Class 8). Full-time, ongoing positions.


Job Reference Number: 00006VY9

  • Would you like to work in a motivated and professional team responsible for regulating licensed activities across Sydney, responding to environmental incidents, developing regulatory improvement projects and local government liaison?
  • Are you a flexible, self-motivated person who enjoys working in an environment of rapidly changing priorities?
  • Do you have the ability to solve environmental problems and find innovative solutions taking into account the economic, social and political context of issues being managed by the EPA?
  • This role is suitable for job share and candidates in this type of flexible work arrangement are encouraged to apply

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 www.epa.nsw.gov.au/your-environment

About the Role

Ongoing roles are available in the Sydney Industry section of EPA’s Metropolitan Branch. Environment officers take lead roles in the delivery of the work of the section.

Sydney Industry Section regulates over 220 licensed industry facilities across 29 local government areas in Metropolitan Sydney, covering sectors such as chemical manufacturing, metal coating and marinas. The Section also regulates a wide range of other activities including concrete batching plants and council activities. In addition to a strong focus on effective regulation, the Section responds to pollution incidents with daytime and after-hours responsibilities and carries out campaigns and operations on other EPA-regulated matters, including pesticides and dangerous goods.

The section also contributes to broader EPA projects and reforms and provides advice to the Department of Planning and Environment and councils on significant planning matters.

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

Job Notes:

A Recruitment Pool may be established for future ongoing and temporary roles with similar focus capabilities. The Recruitment Pool may be available to hiring managers from the EPA, OEH and other NSW Public Sector agencies over a 12-month period, including for positions in the Major Infrastructure section of the EPA’s Metropolitan Branch.

Our commitment to diversity and flexibility:

At the Planning and Environment Cluster, we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce contributes to the success of our business and are committed to ensuring that our workforce reflects the communities of NSW.

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

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