First listed on: 19 September 2019

Trainee Environmental Health Officer

When life speeds up and becomes more complicated we yearn for simple things, like time, a sense of connection, stability, belonging to a community. We’ve had a good close up look and reckon that this is what Clarence Valley can deliver to your life and your family.

So, if you want what others have - that’s great. But just maybe we’re what you need.

Either way it really can’t hurt to check what living in the Clarence is all about.... right! 

Clarence Valley Council has reputation in the community for providing quality service and this is a credit to the teamwork, dedication and skill of our employees. We value our employees and provide a progressive, rewarding and flexible working environment. 

So... come join us in the Clarence Valley where we work, rest & play!

Checkout about living in the Clarence Valley here.

What you need to know...

  • temporary full time - 70 hours per fortnight
  • salary - $703.30 - $1,045.90 per week, plus superannuation
  • location - Maclean
  • full payment of course fees and other associated costs
  • access to study leave

About the role

We’re looking for a highly motivated individual to join our busy and dynamic team. You’ll be able to live and work in the Clarence Valley where we have a work/life balance that is exactly as it should be – balanced.

Our Environment, Development and Strategic Planning Team is looking for an ambitious Trainee Environmental Health Officer to assist with a wide range of environmental and public health, enforcement, regulatory and administrative functions. As part of this Career Path Trainee role, Council will provide on the job training, cover all University fees and provide future opportunities as a fully qualified Environmental Health Officer. To be successful in the role you will need a passion for environmental health and a willingness to learn and help others.

The role will include:

  • Assisting in identifying key sustainability, environmental and public health issues for the community and Council.
  • Assisting with environmental and public health inspections to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation, guidelines and Council policies.
  • Assist in the delivery of Council’s food safety program.
  • Assist in the investigation and response to water, noise and air pollution incidents.
  • Acquire the skills, experience and qualifications necessary to join the Environmental Health profession.

If you want to become part of our team and gain invaluable experience in environmental and public health management, then Clarence Valley Council wants to hear from you.

Download the position description here.


Adam Playne, Senior Environmental Officer on (02) 6643 0229.

Closing date

Sunday, 13 October 2019 at 11.30 pm (NSW time)

Other important information

This position is located at Council's Maclean office, however, this may change should business needs identify other work locations to be more appropriate to deliver our services in the future.

Trainees must be eligible to enrol in, or transfer to, the study program offered or an equivalent as approved by the Council.

Following the period of the traineeship, the trainee may be considered for the permanent position of Assistant Environmental Health Officer, subject to meeting the required eligibility criteria.

A probation period applies to this position.

How to apply:

  • All applications must be lodged online via Council's website
  • Once you start your online application you cannot save and return later. 
  • You may wish to prepare your responses in a Word document, and then copy and paste into the fields below.
  • Attachments such as certificates and licences must be combined into one document before you attach them to your application.
  • You must use your own email address and not one used previously by another person that has applied for a position with Council.
  • For further information about the selection process including tips on how to address the selection criteria please refer to the Careers page on the Clarence Valley Council website. 

For this application you will be required to supply relevant certificates and licences.

Council is an EEO employer and indigenous people are encouraged to apply.

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