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We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services.
About our region
The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none. The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.
Dubbo, Warrumbungle, Gilgandra and Coonamble Councils are implementing a regional project funded by the EPA which aims to assist Councils to develop local contaminated land policies, procedures and land use information systems while improving capacity to address contaminated land management matters including underground petroleum storage system regulation. This position will work closely with Council Officers to deliver the project across the participating Council areas over the period of the project.
In this role there will be an opportunity to:
- Form positive, collaborative and customer focused relationships with various project stakeholders, including the EPA and participants of other successful projects
- Deliver and manage a project within budget and deadlines
- Provide technical advice and support in relation to contaminated land management
- Develop, implement and review policies and procedures relevant to the project
- Develop and deliver identified training for Council staff
To be successful in this role you will need to:
- Hold a degree in Environmental Science, Engineering or related discipline
- Have technical experience dealing with contaminated land management and remediation
- Have excellent attention to detail and accuracy
- Have highly developed written and verbal communication skills
- Have a proven ability to work co-operatively in a sensitive and confidential environment
We are looking for an exceptional communicator with technical experience in dealing with contaminated land management and remediation. Relevant qualifications and a working knowledge of contaminated land legislation and how it relates to Local Government is essential. You will also have experience managing projects with multiple stakeholders and can effectively manage your time and project budgets to achieve required outcomes.
What we offer
In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation you will be offered a range of benefits, 4 weeks annual leave, access to DRC fitness passport program, wellbeing program and access to salary sacrificed child care. Furthermore DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and have an active Social Club.
Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.
Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.
Salary: $80,059 - $86,306 plus superannuation.
Closing Date: 4.00pm on Friday 21 June 2019
Enquiries: Manager Environmental Control - 02 6801 4630
How to Apply:
- Please fill out the questions in the application page.
- On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume.
- Please note that once you start to complete your online application you cannot save it and return to it later. We would recommend that you create your answers in a separate document (e.g. word) then copy your answers into this page when you're ready.
- All correspondence will be via the e-mail you have provided in your application.
Internship - Work Experience
Gaining work experience and/or trying to navigate a career path upon completing university can be daunting. To support students in the environmental science space, ALGA is happy to provide to its current Student Members and Unemployed Members a post board where prospective employers are able to view and contact directly. Please contact our office +61 2 4485 1136 or 1300 780 719 for details on how to get your information posted, alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concordia University, Montreal Canada
Melbourne based - up to July 2019
As a student majoring in Political Science and focusing my studies on environmental sustainability, I am eager to learn new ways to promote climate change initiatives, advocate for improved environmental management procedures, and ensure the health of populations. Through my university courses and activities, such as, among others, ‘Environmental Ethics’, ‘Globalization and Sustainability’, ‘Urbanization’, and related research and group involvement, I have developed a deeply felt commitment to sustainability, both on an personal level (veganism), as well as from a collective perspective. For me, it has become imperative to increase my knowledge and participation, and, in turn, to help provide others with a more comprehensive understanding of environmental challenges, and what is required to address and overcome those challenges.
Upon the completion of my current university studies and, I hope, with the help of this internship, I look forward to finding a career path devoted to the pursuit, with other committed individuals and groups, of a new paradigm of environmental protection management. Although I have not yet identified the precise parameters of such a career path, I am convinced that an internship opportunity with Australasian Land & Groundwater Association would help to guide me in the right direction.
At the same time, I am confident that I can utilize my skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to be helpful in the achievement of your projects. I was raised bilingually and biculturally, in an international environment, and thus have had the chance to connect on a regular basis with diverse people and cultures. My upbringing has not only guided me on effective ways to convey ideas to a range of individuals and to achieve success within varied groups, but it has also stimulated a sensibility that allows me to relate easily to others at work and in an array of other social settings
I’m looking for a job with an environmental NFP, which is the only work I’ve wanted to do since I was a teenager. But I’ve been knocked back from about thirty job applications over the past year because I was lacking one key skill or another, and so I decided to do a mass mail-out of my credentials to see what would come back.
Even if you don’t have a role available (or because you're entirely staffed by volunteers), if you could point me in the right direction or put me in touch with someone who could hire me, I would be grateful. This really is the only work I’m interested in, and I want to spend every working day for the rest of my life caring for the environment.