Blacktown is a vibrant city located in the very heart of Greater Sydney, halfway between Sydney City and the Blue Mountains. It is a city of ambition and excitement. With a total of 54 residential suburbs, and population of 415,000 coming from more than 180 different birthplaces, Blacktown City is one of the most diverse communities in Australia.
Working in Blacktown City provides a wealth of professional opportunities. Blacktown City Council is the largest council in New South Wales, 4th largest in Australia and a leader in the development of the western Sydney region. With almost unmatched growth expected over the next 25 years, we are on an exciting journey of transformation to prepare for a population of more than 644,000. There has never been a more exciting time to join one of Sydney’s most dynamic and high-performing councils as we continue to deliver outstanding levels of service for our proud and diverse community and prepare our great city for the future.
Blacktown City Council strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.
About the opportunity
An exciting permanent, full-time opportunity exists for a motivated and experienced Environment Officer.
Working within our Environment section, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing expertise to halt or reserve the effects, pressures and threats on the built and natural environment by working in collaboration with internal stakeholders, our community and other stakeholders. This role also includes developing and participating in the implementation of projects, strategies and policies that align with this commitment, specifically:
- Environment and sustainability
- Climate change
- Carbon accounting
- Community engagement.
This is an opportunity to help shape the future of one of Sydney's fastest growing and most populated local government areas!
Qualifications and experience
- Relevant Degree in environmental science or equivalent
- Relevant local government experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in environment and/or sustainability related strategy development, processes and planning, including engagement
- Demonstrated ability to deliver projects
- Solid work experience in delivering educational programs and projects
- Solid experience in report writing including ability to measure, evaluate and meet reporting requirements
- Advocacy, interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to operate independently and as part of a team
- Current Class C Driver's Licence.
- Sound knowledge of, and experience in, current environment and sustainability issues
- Demonstrated high level of oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations, write correspondence, complex reports, grant applications and award submissions
- Computer literate with proficiency in the use of Microsoft products such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
- Demonstrated commitment to customer service
- Ability to work within a team environment
- Availability to work flexible working hours.
Remuneration and benefits
The salary and conditions of employment are in accordance with Blacktown City Council’s Enterprise Agreement.
- Entry level for this position starts at $1,663.50 per week
- 35-hour working week
- Leaseback vehicle
- Opportunity to participate in Council's flextime arrangement
- Employee benefits such as leave entitlements (where applicable), 11% employer contribution payable to your nominated superannuation fund, Fitness Passport, gym membership discounts, and social clubs.
Our commitment to safety
Blacktown City Council is committed to safety. We have introduced alcohol and other drug testing at the pre-employment phase, and via a series of random and cause testing.
We are a child safe organisation that supports and promotes the safety, wellbeing and empowerment of children.
Click here to view or download the position description.
Apply now using our fast and easy-to-use online application process:
- Have your resume and any other relevant documentation ready to attach.
- Have a personal email address ready to use and complete your application without 'logging out' of the system.
- Review the questions and decide on your responses before commencing your application.
Best of luck.
Closing date: Friday 2 February 2024, 11.59 pm
Contact officer: Julie Redhi on 9839 6514
Internal ref: BCC1100