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Water Education Officer

Job No: CEN3051
Location: Central Coast NSW

"YOU COULD MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE"

Primary Work Location: Wyong, NSW

  • Opportunity to improve the quality of life for Central Coast residents
  • Make your mark in this newly created role 
  • Enjoy a Work/Life Balance with a 9 day fortnight and flexible hybrid working arrangements
  • Permanent Full Time with a commencing salary of up to $95K based on skills and experience + 10.5% superannuation

Central Coast Council is the third largest water utility (or water and sewage service) in NSW servicing 139,000 homes and businesses in a growing region.

Ideally located on the northern fringe of Sydney and just an hour's drive from Newcastle, the Central Coast offers one of the best places in Australia to live and work. 

Today the Central Coast is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, with the third largest Local Government Area (LGA) in NSW and the 6th Largest LGA in Australia.

 

As the Water Education Officer, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of effective water and resilience education programs to improve the standard of living and quality of life for the Central Coast. 

You will promote environmental sustainability principles and practices, raise awareness and  increase community participation in current and future water projects. 

As a subject matter expert, you will build credible and lasting relationships with stakeholders, providing professional environmental management and education advice to influence outcomes for the better. 

The position of Water Education Officer is required to provide quality customer service and create value for the community.

About the Role

  • Develop, deliver and evaluate effective water, sewer and resilience education programs appropriately tailored to suit a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Keep abreast of best practice strategies and programs relating to environmental education, sustainability principles and resilience practices
  • Encourage community participation in Central Coast water activities, including updating the community on project outcomes and benefits, through the use of media and communications
  • Provide accurate and decisive professional advice to target audience and stakeholders in relation to environmental management
  • Focus water education program on the direction of lifelong learning and ensure continuous improvement and revision of programs leads Council towards best practice in lifelong learning programs

About You

  • You may hold a degree qualifications in Environmental Science, Education, Communications or related field OR demonstrated solid contemporary experience in community education and or communication
  • Current Class C Driver's Licence
  • Working With Children Check or willing to obtain before commencement 
  • You bring a wealth of experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of lifelong learning and water or environmental education plans and programs and projects
  • You are well versed in behaviour change and communication practices, including active communication with the community and business sectors
  • You know how to build credible relationships quickly and influence, persuade or negotiate outcomes that are of benefit or add value
  • You have an analytical mind that can effectively assess and interpret information or situations, to formulate recommendations, provide specialist advice or deliver a service, based on your findings

What We Offer

  • Weekly pay cycle
  • Generous Leave Provisions: 20 days paid Annual Leave, 15 days Sick Leave/Carers Leave, Health & Wellbeing Leave, Long Service Leave after 5 years, Additional purchased leave, Parental Leave – 18 weeks full pay/36 weeks ½ pay, Paternity Leave - 2 weeks
  • Novated Leasing
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) available to employees and their families
  • Fitness Passport – access to gyms across the Central Coast and Newcastle
  • Health & Wellbeing programs – skin cancer screening, Breastscreen, Flu vaccination, blood donations
  • Recognition of Service
  • Council Child Care Salary Sacrifice
  • Professional Development opportunities
  • Individual career development and learning opportunities
  • Reward & Recognition programs

Central Coast Council is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all of our employees. In accordance with Council's WHS requirements and COVID-19 Safety Plans we require all employees to be fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

Enquiries:  Danielle Hargreaves, Unit Manager - Headworks and Treatment. 0439 030 034

If you are deaf, hearing or speech impaired, you can contact us through the National Relay Service TTY call 133 677 or Speak & Listen 1300 555 727.

Closing Date:  Applications close at Midnight on Sunday 27th November 2022.

Central Coast Council is committed to the goals of equal opportunity employment. We aim to provide a work environment for our employees that fosters equity, diversity and respect.

Council is committed to providing safe environments that protect the physical, emotional, cultural and social wellbeing of children on the Central Coast.

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HOW TO APPLY

Thank you for your interest in the position.

For more information on applying for a role with Central Coast Council please click on the following link: https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/council/about-council/careers-and-volunteering/applying-position

Apply now using our fast, easy to use on-line application process. 

Don't have access to a computer or electronic device? Applications can be lodged at any of Council's Library locations. Pre-book a free 1 hour computer timeslot by contacting your nearest library https://www.centralcoast.nsw.gov.au/libraries/our-branches or ask at the enquiry counter.

Please note that you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system.

You will have the ability to save your application as you go using the 'Save Application' button. You can start an application and return to it later via the automatic follow-up email once you have the time and required information at hand to finally submit your application.  

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To lodge your application, please follow the below steps:

Step 1:  Answer the on-line questions shown below. Please ensure that you provide as much detail as possible in response to the questions asked.

Step 2:  Attach your Resume 

Step 3:  Attach your qualifications and licences

Once your application is successfully lodged you will receive an automated response sent to your e-mail address. If a response is not received this means that your application has not been successfully submitted and you will need to lodge another application.

IMPORTANT: If you require assistance to lodge your application please contact our Talent Acquisition team by emailing recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au or phone 0417 293 628 to discuss what reasonable adjustments you may need.

Applicants who are selected for interview will be contacted by phone or e-mail. Please be advised, in order to ensure you receive all email communications from Central Coast Council, please whitelist 'recruit@centralcoast.nsw.gov.au' in your preferred email client.  For Further instructions please click here

 PLEASE NOTE: By completing and submitting this online application you confirm that any information provided by yourself in this application is true & correct and acknowledge that any offer of employment may be withdrawn should the information that you have provided in support of your application be shown to be false.  You also consent to employment screening checks being conducted where appropriate.  This may include associated checks (Referee check, Working With Children Check, Entitlement to Work in Australia, Employment History and an Australian Federal Police Check) as well as substantiation of educational qualifications, industry memberships, previous Central Coast Council employment history and association with professional bodies.

I also acknowledge that I will be required to provide proof of eligibility (including photo identification) to work in Australia if selected for an interview.

 

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