Senior Environmental Officer

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: East Perth

Job Type: Full time


Do you have considerable experience in Environmental regulation?

If you said ‘yes’, you might be the dedicated Senior Environmental Officer we are looking for to join our Mining Exploration Environment team.

About us

Within the Resource and Environmental Regulation Group, the Resource and Environmental Compliance Division is responsible for the management of compliance and enforcement activities across the resource sector, including the provision of environmental approvals and compliance.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

The position

The Senior Environmental Officer undertakes detailed and/or complex environmental impact assessment of mineral exploration activities to achieve the Department's timeframes for assessments of mineral exploration projects.

You’ll provide high level specialist and/or technical advice to the department's Executive, resources sector, general public and industry organisations in relation to environmental legislation and policies. In addition, you’ll provide advice internally and externally on the environmental impact of mineral exploration and monitor industry environmental impact, including undertaking inspections.

This position is located in East Perth, (however, you may be required to work at other sites as required), conveniently close distance from public transport and nearby City of Perth parking. Whether it’s enjoying the tranquil Queens Gardens or the riverside foreshore, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You will also enjoy onsite lifestyle facilities, including bike lockers, fully equipped change rooms and personal lockers.

Working from one of the DMIRS regional offices may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) above or contact Lawson Brandis, Team Leader Exploration Environment, on (08) 9222 3718 or

What are we looking for?

To be considered further, please submit a detailed CV and covering letter (of no more than 2 pages) addressing the following;

  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science or Natural Resource Management Degree or an approved equivalent scientific degree appropriate for the role/responsibilities described in this Job Description Form.
  • Considerable knowledge and significant experience in environmental management including the assessment of environmental aspects and risks associated with mineral exploration, native vegetation clearing and/or mining development activities.
  • Significant experience in preparing reports on complex environmental assessments, investigations and/or analytical research.

Ready to join our team?

Click ‘Apply for job’ below complete the online application form and attach documentation as requested above in the “what are we looking for?” section.

Need some help with how to apply?

How to apply videos

We have also prepared an Applicant Information Pack attached below. You can also contact Natalie Freeman on (08) 6251 1524 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program, including access to an affordable on site gym.
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

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Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00 pm on Tuesday, 6 June 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

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