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Environmental Health Officer – Casual

By July 2, 2019 No Comments

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Mareeba Shire Council is a strong, progressive Council based on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and stretches across the base of Cape York Peninsula and westwards from the coastal escarpment behind Cairns. It is a shire of diversity with a vibrant, multicultural population and landscapes that vary from pristine rainforest and lakes to productive agricultural farms and cattle properties. Mareeba is located within an easy one-hour drive from Cairns offering a regional lifestyle with all its benefits in relatively close proximity to Cairns.

Our Vacancy

Mareeba Shire Council has an exciting opportunity for an Environmental Health Officer (EHO) to provide support in maintaining high standards of public and environmental health across the Shire.

Reporting to the Supervisor Health and Local Laws the successful candidate will conduct inspections to assess the compliance of registered premises with the Food Act and other legislative requirements, assist with the preparation of documentation and instituting legal proceedings as directed and provide expert advice about public and environmental health matters and design. The incumbent will also undertake education and promotion activities to assist food proprietors and community groups on matters relating to environmental health.

The successful applicant will have a high level of interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, be tertiary qualified in Environmental Health or equivalent, have demonstrated experience in applying relevant legislation and can operate under limited supervision but work collaboratively as part of a team. Previous relevant experience in local government is essential.

Further information about all key responsibilities and requirements for this position can be found in the enclosed position description.

It is anticipated the successful candidate may be asked to work up to 3 days per week, depending on requirements. The position will provide some flexibility regarding the working hours which can be further discussed throughout the process.

If you have the required skills and experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Benefits of this position

  • Casual position
  • LGOA Level 4 – $46.23 per hour (includes 25% casual loading)
  • Pro rata Mareeba Allowance
  • Up to 12% Superannuation

How to apply

To apply for this position please submit the following documents to our recruitment email address:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Resume
  • Fully completed Employment Application Form


For further queries contact Robert D’Addona – Supervisor Health & Local Laws on 4086 4640 (during business hours only).


APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 16 July 2019