Senior Environmental Officer , Environment and Science

Senior Environmental Officer , Environment and Science


Job Position: Senior Environmental Officer , Environment and Science

Company: Queensland Government

Expected salary:

Location: Cairns, QLD

Senior Environmental Officer , Environment and Science Job Details:


Are you passionate about the Environment and want to make a difference?
Are you looking for a work life balance?
Would you like 5 weeks annual leave per year?
This role could be for you!
We are seeking an experienced and motivated environmental management professional to join our team in Cairns to undertake the role of Senior Environmental Officer.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Primary Industry & Environment
Classification PO3
Workplace Location Cairns region
Job ad reference QLD/538327/24
Closing date 25-Jan-2024
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
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Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Mark Cavicchiolo
Contact details PH: (07) 4222 5322
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Minerals and North Queensland Compliance delivers environmental assessment and compliance services from offices in Cairns and Townsville and covers an area from the Burdekin Shire in the south, west to Boulia and the Northern Territory border, and north to Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands. North Queensland includes a range of industry and commerce, including agriculture, livestock production, industrial development and includes the North West Mineral province where most of the state’s large base metal mining operations are located.

As a Senior Environmental Officer you will undertake compliance for mining and industrial activities, liaise with a vast array of stakeholders, from one-person operators to large multi-national organisations, First Nations people, industry, government agencies and the community to negotiate sound environmental outcomes. You will also use your high level written communication skills to prepare complex and sensitive material for a variety of audiences.

This role is an excellent opportunity to apply your project management skills as well as expand your technical and compliance knowledge in the application of principles and practices of environmental management.

Overnight travel away from the office may be required and includes travel to mine and industrial sites and other departmental offices across the State. You will also be required to participate in an on-call (after hours) incident response roster.

It is essential that you possess a university degree (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) from a recognised tertiary institution in environmental management; chemical, forensic, physical, geological, hydrological, environmental, applied and biological sciences, environmental engineering. Other closely related disciplines may be considered.

You are also required to hold an unrestricted driver’s license recognised in the State of Queensland and be prepared to obtain a manual license if you do not already have one.

Your application will remain current for up to 12 months and you may be contacted regarding other identical or similar vacancies at various locations and for either fulltime or part-time employment.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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