Environmental Health Officer - Whakatane District Council

Closes : 07/04/2024

Posted : 22/03/2024

Environmental Health Officer - Whakatane District Council

-  Variety of staff benefits

-  Supportive work environment with a focus on work-life balance

-  Opportunity to work in a dynamic role that offers a balance of office and field-based work.

People are interesting. We work with people. Work is always interesting.

Ko wai mātau | About us

The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it is important to stop and play too. We work where we work best, whether its the office or home. We are on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know we are better together. Will you come on that journey with us?

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Are you ready to make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of our community? We are currently seeking a dedicated individual to fulfill a multifaceted role in ensuring compliance with environmental health legislation and addressing some community health concerns. As an Environmental health Officer, you will play a pivotal role in protecting our people and community from environmental health impacts.

Key Responsibilities:

- Monitor compliance and enforce Environmental Health related legislation to ensure the health and well- being of our community.

- Conduct verifications of food businesses operating under registered Food Control Plans and National Programmes to assess compliance with the Food Act 2014.

- Provide coaching and guidance to food operators regarding Food Act requirements and registration procedures.

- Investigate and respond to food safety and suitability complaints as a recognized Food Safety Officer.

- Undertake inspections under the Health Act 1956 and investigate cases of statutory nuisance to abate conditions related to the nuisance.

- Comply with the CPD reporting requirements to maintain recognition as a verifier under the Food Act 2014

Ko wai koe | About you

You will be joining a team that envisions being better together, so you'll be a team player that upholds the values that a bunch of staff developed together (see below). You will hold a degree in Health Science or similar related qualification.

You will get access to a range of staff benefits including, flexible working arrangements and free swimming pool access. You will never be more than half an hour away from rivers, lakes, forests, beaches and great walks - most are just on your doorstep. We love this place and you will too.

Our values

 We are always learning and improving - Toitū te Taumata

     We are passionate and proud - Toitū te Mauri Ora

 We work as one team - Toitū te Mahi Tahi

 We put people at the heart of everything we do - Toitū te Tangata

 We care about our environment - Toitū te Taiao

Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

If you are a motivated and innovative professional ready to take on the challenge of promoting community health and environmental well-being, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our team and be a part of shaping a healthier future for our community. We are keen to recruit for this role quickly, so applications will be reviewed as they are received.

If you would like further information, please phone Nancy Elliott, Team Leader Environmental health on 07 306 0500.

To apply for this job go to: whakatanecareers.co.nz and enter ref code: 6566837.

Applications close 07 April 2024