Senior Environmental Officer or Engineer (Noise)
Why Work With Us?
We are a dynamic agency responsible for ensuring that the state’s water resources and environment are healthy and able to support our growing state.
Combining expertise in water and environmental resources and regulation, we provide a ‘one stop shop’ for industry partners, as well as providing valuable service to Western Australia’s community, economy and environment through the delivery of projects such as; the lightweight plastic ban, container deposit scheme, waste avoidance and resource recovery, sustainable management of the Gnangara groundwater system and Fitzroy River Catchment, and the protection of Aboriginal heritage through the Murujuga rock art strategy.
Our role also sees us support the Waste Authority, Environmental Protection Authority, Keep Australia Beautiful Council and Cockburn Sound Management Council in delivering key programs and initiatives for our State.
Find out more by visiting our website at www.dwer.wa.gov.au
Our success relies on the dedicated efforts of our talented, passionate and dynamic employees and our values-based culture reflects who we are and how to go about business. Candidates will need to demonstrate through their application an alignment to our organisational values of:
We care | We build trust | Better together | Open minds | We serve to make a difference
Flexibility is important to DWER and we are committed to helping you reach your potential, both professionally and personally, so that in turn we can achieve ours. Here at DWER we strive to ensure employees have the ability to achieve an effective work-life balance.
In a commitment to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce, we strongly encourage indigenous Australians, women, youth, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.
About the Role
This is a permanent full time opportunity.
DWER’s Environmental Noise Branch are looking for a confident and experienced engineering or science professional who has substantial experience in environmental acoustics.
The successful applicant will be required to provide technical advice on environmental noise issues to government agencies, local government, industry and the community in Western Australia, and responsible for the statutory process of assessing and processing applications for ministerial variation under regulation 17 of the Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997.
How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity applicants must have either a degree in Engineering or Science.
All overseas qualifications must be assessed for Australian equivalency. Each qualification must be assessed individually, and the assessment must confirm the equivalent Australian qualification level (i.e. equivalent to a Bachelors or Masters degree). This assessment can be conducted by Overseas Qualification Unit or AASW, and evidence must be provided at the time of applying.
Applying is easy, simply click the Apply for Job button below and submit the following documentation:
- A resume (including details of two (2) referees) which demonstrates your skills and abilities within the context of the Job Role Statement;
- Evidence of relevant qualification and academic transcript (plus unit descriptors and/or overseas qualification assessment if applicable)
- A cover letter of no more than four (4) pages in length demonstrating how your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the following Essential Work Related Requirements and within context of the attached Position Description:
- Proven ability to understand and apply legislation and policy to support government and organisational objectives.
- Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, analyse and evaluate technical and non-technical information to develop practical solutions and make informed decisions.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders including the ability to gain consensus and commitment from others and resolve issues and conflict.
- Proven ability to successfully deliver products and services to the required standards within the required timeframes.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse team of professionals, manage and develop self and champion change.
- Be a Member, or eligible for admission as grade of Member, of the Australian Acoustical Society, specialising in environmental acoustics.
Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia, and proof of entitlement to work is required prior to appointment.
Your application should be received by 5pm Monday, 11 January 2021.
We encourage you to apply online for this vacancy, however if you require reasonable adjustment/s to be made to the recruitment process that will allow you to compete on an equal basis (e.g. disability access, larger font size on written material, alternative method to submit an application etc), please refer to the Applicant Info Pack below for further information, or Human Resources on (08) 6364 7223.
Please ensure you have plenty of time to submit your application to allow for unanticipated problems. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you are an Indigenous Australian who would like assistance with your application, you can contact the Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64.
Do you have any questions about the position?
For job specific information or for a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Emma Bridgeman on (08) 6364 6913.
Please refer to the Applicant Information Pack and Role Statement as these documents will assist you in preparing your application. If you experience difficulties downloading these documents please contact the Recruitment Officer on (08) 6364 7223.
If you experience difficulties lodging your application online please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the closing date. This email account is not to be used for the submission of applications.
In accordance with Commissioners Instructions Filling a Public Sector Vacancy, subsequent vacancies may be filled by applicants ranked suitable to this position for a period of up to 6 months from endorsement of the recruitment decision and to similar vacancies that arise within the DWER within 12 months from the date of endorsement.
These positions may be part or full time on a permanent or fixed term contract basis with the possibility of extension or permanency.
CLOSING DATE: 5pm Monday, 11 January 2021.