Team Leader Development and Environmental Compliance

Job No: CCC762
Location: Cessnock, NSW, 2325

About the opportunity

Do you have experience in Development Compliance, Health and Building or Environmental Management?

We have a newly created opportunity for an accomplished leader to join our Compliance Services Team. Utilising your knowledge and experience from a similar role, you'll facilitate, coach and mentor your team to administer and enforce legislation, and develop strategies, policies and programs for the community in alignment with Council's strategic plan. 

Key responsibilities of the position include to apply and oversee: 

  • Council's Development Compliance program;
  • Regulation of contaminated land through planning and development processes including the implementation of Council's Contaminated Land Policy; and
  • Pollution prevention and control initiatives associated with regional illegal dumping (RID), underground petroleum storage systems and non-scheduled activities. 

The ideal candidate would have a background in Compliance Services, strong knowledge of relevant legislation and demonstrated experience conducting a wide range of investigations, particularly within a highly political environment. 

To find out more about your next career opportunity: Position Description


$110,170 - $126,696 (inclusive of market premium) per annum plus superannuation and a leaseback vehicle. Financial assistance for relocation to the area is also available.


Council has a wide range of benefits available for staff including;

  • Full time position - 35 hours per week
  • Monthly roster day off
  • 11.5% superannuation
  • Leaseback Vehicle
  • Generous leave entitlements including Long Service Leave after 5 years
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities including access to Council's Study Assistance program
  • Generous corporate fitness program for you and your immediate family members 
  • Free parking on-site
  • Beautiful location in the picturesque Hunter Valley!

Applications Close: Thursday 8 June 2023 at 11.30pm

Who to Contact: 

Brendan Mayman, Environmental Health Team Leader on (02) 4993 4323

How to Apply:

Please complete the application form below and provide detailed responses to the questions which relate to the criteria within the position description, then upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. Your candidate suitability is determined by your responses to the selection criteria, for more information on how to address the selection criteria please visit our How to apply page.

Pre-Employment Screening:

Please note, prior to an offer of employment being made, recommended candidates will be required to undertake a medical assessment (including drug and alcohol testing) and other pre-employment checks, such as references, employment history checks, working with children checks or a criminal record check.

About Us:

At Cessnock City Council our success is built by our people and core values. We offer you a direct connection to the community, providing opportunities to both inspire growth and sustainability in our diverse region. We're committed to building a passionate and inclusive workforce. 

We are committed to the value of respect, and we strive to have an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the diverse populations we serve. We welcome applications from qualified individuals of all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities.

We partner with the Veterans Employment Program and the NSW Government to implement recruitment practices dedicated to supporting veterans to pursue a career in local government. Our aim is to support veterans finding suitable, sustainable and meaningful employment.

There are options available to request adjustments. If you need any adjustments to be made to the recruitment process or if you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements, please contact for a confidential discussion.

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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