Environmental Health Officers - Public Health

Wellington City Council

Opens: 12/01/2018
Closes: 04/02/2018

Want to be part of a dynamic team seen as a leading provider of environmental health services?

Wellington City Council has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Environmental Health Officer to work in our Public Health Team.

Wellington City Council offers a committed and creative environment that takes pride and responsibility in delivering our services with our customers are at the heart of everything we do The position's key function will be working with food businesses in Wellington to ensure that the food they produce is safe and suitable for their customers.  

The main focus of this role will be to undertake Food Act verifications, so an understanding of the Food Act 2014 and Food Regulations 2015 is essential. The successful candidate will be appointed as a verifier of Food Control Plans and National Programmes and must also meet the requirements to be appointed as a Food Safety Officer.
We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the ability to carry out on site risk assessments of the businesses they are working with and be able to work with our customers to achieve the desired results. Good communications skills are therefore key. 

As part of the team you will be assigned your own area where you will be given autonomy for the work carried out, therefore excellent planning and management of workflow skills are also essential. 

In addition to food related work, you will also be required to deal with wider environmental health issues as they arise.

The National Diploma in Environmental Health Science (NZ) or an equivalent relevant tertiary qualification in accordance with the Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993.

 Strong demonstrable knowledge of and experience in:

  • The Health Act 1956, the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, the Resource Management Act 1991, the Health (Hairdressers) Regulations 1980, the Food Hygiene Regulations 1974, the Food Act 2014, Wellington City Council Bylaws, Council District Plans and Council policies.

  • The ability to effectively interpret statutes, regulations, Council plans, bylaws and policies.

  • The Microsoft suite of tools, and the ability to learn new systems quickly.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Written and oral communication - including effectively communicating regulatory requirements to people with little or no understanding , and/or English as a second language.

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships

  • Organising and planning.

  • A current and valid driver's license is essential for this role.

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail, please call Helen Jones, Public Health Manager, on 021 227 8066, or, Kimberlee McMeeking, Environmental Health Officer, on  021 227 8501.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th February 2018.


Reference #


Posted on

10 Jan 2018

Closes on

04 Feb 2018 23:55


All of Wellington


Complaints and issues resolution, Compliance, consents, regulation and licencing, Environment

Job level(s)

Graduate, Experienced

Work type(s)

Permanent full-time



The successful applicant will hold a position of trust with the Council and applicants must therefore be prepared to undergo a criminal record check if short-listed.

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