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Project Officer, Waste Avoidance - ACT NoWaste

ACT Government
  • Transport Canberra and City Services
  • ACT NoWaste
  • Administrative Services Officer Class 6
  • Salary Range: $87,715 - $100,388 (PN: 51411)

If you are committed to working with business and the community to achieve great sustainability outcomes, then this is the role for you.

ACT NoWaste has an overarching goal of achieving less waste in landfill. The ACT is one of the leading jurisdictions in waste recovery in Australia, but we remain committed to doing more, progressing towards a goal of 90% resource recovery by 2025. To contribute to this goal, the Waste Education and Partnerships (WEP) team aims to inspire and support Canberrans to avoid waste and increase resource recovery.

The Project Officer, Waste Avoidance will coordinate engagement and community education to implement single use plastics legislation. In March 2021 the ACT Government passed the Plastics Reduction Act 2021. The legislation will come into effect in July 2021, with three phases:

  • Phase 1 (July 2021) – Introduce a ban on single-use plastic cutlery, single-use plastic stirrers, single-use expanded polystyrene takeaway food and beverage containers.
  • Phase 2 – Introduce a ban on single-use plastic straws, fruit and vegetable ‘barrier bags’ and oxo‑degradable plastics 12 months after the initial regulatory ban.
  • Phase 3 –likely to introduce a ban on plastic-lined single-use coffee cups and lids, single-use plastic dinnerware, and cotton ear buds (with a plastic stick).

The Project Officer, Waste Avoidance will be responsible for the engagement, education and promotion to support businesses and community organisations to be prepared and motivated to comply with the new legislation and transition away from the banned items.

We are looking for someone with excellent relationship management skills, project management skills, event coordination skills, communications and marketing skills, strong written communication skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Occasional weekends and after business hours required. Drivers licence preferred but not essential.

Note: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months. This position will be located in a workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit www.jobs.act.gov.au

Contact Officer: Naomi Lee on (02) 6207 8854 / naomi.lee@act.gov.au, using the subject line: Project Officer, Waste Avoidance - ACT NoWaste enquiry via EthicalJobs

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