Environmental Health Officer

, , New Zealand


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Environmental Health Officers who are described as Force Health Protection Officers, plan, coordinate and implement control strategies to minimise adverse health impacts from the environment and the workplace. Service

Air Force

Medical and Health


Whenuapai, Ohakea


About the role The role is a combination of environmental/public health and occupational hygiene. Occupational hygiene generally typically occupies 50% of the normal work role both in New Zealand and overseas.

You will also develop public health related training packages and programmes that will be used on deployed operations or humanitarian assistance and disaster relief duties.

Ultimately your advice and input helps to ensure the health and safety of our people and the success of operations conducted both at home and overseas.


Areas of responsibility of Force Health Protection Officers include, but are not limited to the following:

Food safety;

Occupational hygiene;

Field hygiene and Waste management;

Pest and Vector control;

Emergency management;

Workplace assessments;

Communicable disease; and

Public Health assessments and investigations

Job on base Job on deployment Career progression and training Basic Training Job Training Ongoing Training (26 weeks) Location: RNZAF Base Woodbourne

All individuals selected to become Commissioned Officers in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) are required to complete this course. It is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and experience necessary for commissioned service and the beginning of a career in leadership. This course will cover various subjects including:

RNZAF Customs and Protocol

Drill and Parades

Military Law

Military Field Skills and Weapons Training

Defence and Strategic Studies

Communication Skills

Command, Leadership and Management

First Aid

Salary and benefits Careers in the Air Force are well-rewarded, as well as being diverse and exciting. As you become more experienced and move up through the ranks, gaining additional skills and qualifications, you will see your salary rise accordingly.

$42,377 $69,421 $137,621 Higher Rank

Military Factor All full time members of the NZ Defence Force receive an added portion to their salary known as Military Factor. This additional compensation recognises the unique nature of military service and the commitment you make to serve your country. This can include short notice postings around the country and overseas. You will be directed at times to be continuously alert, undertake arduous and hazardous duties, and be exposed to adverse working environments exclusive to military life. This also includes the exercise of military skills not recognised by market comparisons. The part you play in our Defence Force and your commitment to our country will be financially rewarded.

Free medical and dental 5 weeks annual leave Access to additional compensation and housing allowances Sponsored tertiary study programmes at all levels Defence discounts at selected stores and services You can also browse jobs by specialisation to narrow down your search, or find your ideal fit with the Passion Finder tool.


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