Sustainability Officer x2 (Temporary)

Job No: CCC323
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

Two fixed-term 12 to 18 month temporary opportunities are now available for experienced and highly skilled Sustainability Officers.

Working within the Environment and Waste Team you will be responsible for preparing and administering Council and community environmental programs as well as providing environment sustainability education services to Council, residents, industry and visitors within the Cessnock Local Government Area.

Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical advice to advance the principles of a sustainable environment with the local context to lessen Council’s impact in the global context;
  • Participate and provide input into long term strategy’s, administration, budgeting, contract management, communication and reporting for Environment & Waste;
  • Investigate, develop and analyse options, policy and procedures, recommend solutions, provide cost estimates and prioritise works to mitigate environmental liability within the changing legislative environment; Engage with state and regional organisations, other councils and department/sections within council to develop and undertake local and regional environmental sustainability research and initiatives; and
  • Prepare and manage grant applications, acquittals of grant monies and project reports.

About you

  • Degree qualifications in environmental science, environmental health, waste management or a related discipline;
  • Demonstrated experience in sustainability and environmental management, in particular with Waste Management, including experience with monitoring programs and interpretation of data;
  • Demonstrated experience identifying, developing and facilitating strategic business partnerships across a range of community, business and government sectors; and
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the proven ability to prioritise own workload and exercise initiative and innovative.


$69,368 - $80,320 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation


  • 12 to 18 month temporary positions (opportunity for extension if funding is secured)
  • 35 hours per week position
  • 19 day month/RDO scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements and work/life balance
  • Generous corporate fitness program
  • Picturesque Hunter Valley location!

Applications Close: Thursday 20 February 2020 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact:

Michelle Lindsay, Acting Environment & Waste Services Manager on 4993 4203

How to Apply:

Before applying, please read the position description below.

Position Description

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Guided by staff values of integrity, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence, Cessnock City Council is indeed an attractive, thriving Council and employer of choice.

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