Environmental Officer

An Environmental Officer is responsible for the organisation of environmental issues that can range from drafting environmental policies to advocacy and awareness.

Generally, their job involves planning, evaluating and implementing environmental issues. Good oral, written and interpersonal communication is essential. Environmental Officers must have the physical ability to undertake site inspections of premises which may include remote locations.

The responsibilities may include:

  • Improve environmental compliance and implement various initiatives to enhance the environment
  • Undertake recycling initiatives whilst maintaining environmentally sustainable surroundings
  • Undertake emergency and after hours on call work on a rotating roster

Industry facts

  • There are over 60 ports in Australia, but more than 95% of volume is handled in 20 ports.
  • Environmental Officers work long hours, which may include working over the weekends.
  • Flexibility is needed with this job as Environmental Officers may be required to travel frequently or be posted to work in a non- standard area.

Entry Qualifications

Training qualification:

  • Industry accreditation through to degree programs

Estimated Salary

$49,616 – $77,036 (median – $63,326)*
*Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience, employer and geographical location.

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