Environmental Sustainability Officer


Shellharbour City Council


Shellharbour, NSW

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Temporary, part-time.



A unique opportunity exists for an Environmental Sustainability Officer to assist with the coordination of sustainability projects under the Zero Emissions Shellharbour Program.

In December 2020, Shellharbour City Council committed to setting a net zero carbon emissions target for Council’s operational emissions by 2035, and for our community emissions by 2050 in line with the NSW Government’s target. Council recognises the impacts of climate change on our local region and its contribution to broader state, national and international emissions reduction targets so that we can prevent catastrophic impacts.

Join this exciting team where you will work on projects which enable us to build resilience within Council operations and give back to our community.

About us: 

Shellharbour City, located in the Illawarra region, is just 80 minutes south of Sydney and is home to over 76,000 people in a city that spans 154 square kilometres.  It's an area of great natural beauty - stretching west from the picturesque coastline to rolling pastures, set against the majestic backdrop of the Illawarra escarpment. 

Our dedication to be financially sustainable in an evolving environment, while striving for a great organisational culture and committing to employing staff who embrace our Core Values, has made Shellharbour City Council an employer of choice.

We have been recognised with a wealth of state and national awards in 2019, 2020 & 2021 including our 5 star Civic Centre building, Museum space and City Library, Winner in 2021 for Small Regional Airport of the year, and recently being presented an AR Bluett Memorial Award for Most Progressive Metropolitan and Regional Council in NSW.

We offer:

Shellharbour City Council offers a high performing and sustainable organisation to deliver outcomes for the community through leadership, collaboration and innovation. We have exciting, rewarding career opportunities and flexible working arrangements and work/life balance in a relaxed coastal lifestyle.

  • Temporary part time, 14 hours per week for a period of 7 months, with the possibility of extension
  • Commencing salary range from $667.07 - $707.90 per week (dependent on qualifications and experience) 
  • 11.5% superannuation
  • Great organisational culture with a strong, values led and progressive team 
  • Access to local government benefits such as; three weeks sick leave per annum, Fitness Passport, Provident Fund activities etc.

Shellharbour City Council are an equal opportunities employer and promote the following:

  • We are a workplace free from discrimination and harassment. It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure that they treat our Community, Councillors, Customers and each other with respect and professionalism without regard to non-relevant criteria or distinctions.
  • We are committed to being a Child Safe Organisation. Our commitment promotes the rights of all children and young people to be safe from harm when interacting with our services and spaces. To realise our vision for a child-safe Shellharbour, we know that we must work together to ensure our children are given every opportunity to be safe, happy and thrive.
  • Shellharbour City Council are dedicated to building a workplace that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusivity. We recognise the unique strengths and talents that individuals with disabilities bring to our team, and we are committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive. We invite individuals with disability to apply for positions at Shellharbour City Council and we commit to discussing reasonable adjustments to roles (such as work hours) and the work environment (for example, different office equipment) where we can, to enable people with a disability to join our team. By doing so, people with disability can contribute to the skills, experiences, and perspectives that make our team stronger. Together, we can create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community and ensures that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. At Shellharbour City Council, we believe that diversity is not just a policy - it's a reflection of who we are and what we stand for.

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