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Environmental Officer

Do you want to play an important role in maintaining a healthy community and environment?


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Recruitment Process

The position description

The position description outlines the duties of the position and the selection criteria. The selection criteria is based on the qualifications, licences, skills and experience needed to undertake the role effectively.

Shortlisting applicants to interview

All applicants are advised by mail or email that we have received their application. Short-listing then takes place, which involves assessing the applications against the selection criteria and selecting the most suitable applicants to interview. The short listing and interview phase can take 2-3 weeks, so please do not be discouraged if you have not heard anything in this time.


Interviews will be conducted by a panel of three staff members, who will ask a series of questions relating to the selection criteria. We conduct behavioral-based interviews, which means that questions will ask for examples to demonstrate the applicant's ability in each specific area.

Police and Medical Checks

For some positions, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment medical and/or a Police Check. We will cover the cost of these checks.

Reference checks

At least two reference checks are undertaken for the preferred candidates.

Offer of employment

The successful applicant will be offered the position verbally followed by a written offer.

Unsuccessful applicants

Interviewed applicants are notified by phone after the successful applicant has been appointed. All unsuccessful applicants are advised of the outcome of their application in writing.

How to Apply

Cover letter

This letter should include your full name, address and contact daytime phone number and the title of the position you are applying for. It should also include why you are applying for the role and a summary of your skills and experience that meet the selection criteria.

Response to the selection criteria

Provide a brief statement on how you meet each of the Selection Criteria e.g. qualifications, knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience. Remember to give examples of how you have had experience in these areas throughout your life.


An up-to-date resume which includes:

  • Education, qualifications and licenses;
  • employment history (with your most recent position first) detailing period of employment, position and responsibilities; and
  • at least two recent work-related references with daytime phone numbers.

If you want to attach any supporting material such as certificates/licence, please do not attach originals.

There are a variety of ways you can submit your application to us, including online.

By Post

Organisational Development
Gippsland Water
PO Box 348
Traralgon Victoria 3844

By Fax

Attention: Recruitment
“Position title”
Organisational Development
03 5174 0103


Apply using the 'Apply' button contained within each employment opportunity notice above.

Our Workplace Benefits

We are committed to fostering an environment of work life balance, and flexible work opportunities for our staff.

Options we provide for our staff include:

  • Working from home
  • Job sharing
  • Transitioning to retirement
  • Temporary transfers to other workgroups for learning and development

In recognition of the life our staff have outside of work, we offer flexible leave entitlements that enables our staff to fulfill their external commitments, which may include:

  • Family responsibilities - to attend to the needs of your immediate family
  • Emergency Services – for people in the CFA, SES, etc
  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave (in addition to the Federal Government scheme)
  • Study leave – if undertaking a course approved by us
  • Time in lieu – working additional hours to accrue a flex day each month
  • Cultural and Ceremonial – to observe days not currently considered as public holidays in Australia that may be of cultural and ceremonial significance to individuals.

We also provide training and development opportunities for our staff. This includes training specifically developed for our workplace, nationally-recognised courses such as certificates and diplomas, and general skills training such as business writing, leadership, and computer programs.

Graduate & Student Programs

Each year we offer employment for post-secondary students undertaking studies in a range of disciplines. Starting in November each year, these are 12-week placements that offer students valuable experience in their chosen field, supervised by experienced mentors.

Applicants for vacation placements must provide a cover letter stating which position they are applying for and why, a transcript of results, a resume and a response to the key selection criteria. The program is aimed at students studying a Bachelor Degree, Certificate or Diploma.

Vacancies are advertised each September, with interviews held in October. The placement begins in late November and finishes in mid February.

All opportunities will be advertised on this site, and will also be circulated by the various university careers portals.

Applications for the 2014-15 intake is now closed.

About Us

Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water and wastewater to more than 60,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 16 water treatment plants, over 1,500 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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Contact Us

Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677

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