Careers with us

We have more than 800 employees located in 16 offices across NSW. Our people are proud to play a role in protecting NSW’s natural environment.

Think you’d like to join us? Read on to find out who we are, how we work and what matters to us.

Be part of our team

We are committed to providing a great place to work and continually seek feedback from our people about how we support them in growing their careers with us and delivering what matters for the environment. We recognise it is our people who allow us to create healthy environments, economies, and communities.

EPA employees told us what sets us apart from other employers. Their feedback and ideas help attract other talented people. Our mission is to create healthy environments, economies and communities so we can all live our very best lives.

Our people are energised by our purpose and focus on the environment. We are:

  • purpose led, making a meaningful difference to the environment, economy and communities, delivering varied work and innovative outcomes.
  • passionate and committed teams, who care, trust and collaborate to protect the environment and each other.
  • people focused – we put people first, creating a culture where everyone can be themselves, respecting and developing our diverse skills and aspirations and prioritising our safety and wellbeing.

Find out about the work we do and our organisation structure.

Flexible working

We believe a great work-life balance is very important to everyone and offer a variety of flexible work options to our diverse range of employees. We promote a safe, cooperative and flexible workplace culture.

Talk to us about what flexibility you will value.


  • Competitive salary and annual leave loading, as well as the availability of flex leave.
  • Leave entitlements including 14 weeks paid parental leave after 12 months of work, recreation leave of 20 days per year and study leave.
  • Salary packaging and novated leasing.
  • Health and wellbeing programs including Fitness passport and our Employee Assistance Program
  • Recognition – our Shine program recognises teams, individuals, and future leaders in delivering outstanding achievements and progress towards our aspiration as a world class regulator.  


We have offices in multiple metro and regional locations.

Graduate program

The graduate program offers many opportunities for graduates to play in the EPA's work. The program focuses on recent graduates with a tertiary qualification in Environmental Science, Legal Combined Science, Engineering or Technology.

The program is 2 years employment, with successful candidates experiencing 3 different placements in a range of areas like operations, policy, programs, technical, governance and legal.

Graduates gain real work experience while earning a competitive salary, extensive mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our next graduate program intake commences with advertising in September 2024 for an early February 2025 start.

If you are interested, please send your details to and we will be in contact in September 2024.

Diverse and inclusive workforce

One of our core values is ‘be inclusive’. Our staff-run Inclusion and Diversity Committee fosters this value by providing advice and organising programs and events. 

‘This initiative is for staff, by staff,’ says our Executive Director of Regulatory Operations Regional, Carmen Dwyer, the Committee’s executive sponsor. ‘We want people from all over the organisation, whatever their role, to join us and help us become a better employer, an employer of choice.’

The Committee works alongside the other support groups and networks including: the Spokeswomen's Program, the Aboriginal Network and the Young Professionals Network.

We encourage all our team members to bring their whole selves to work and value the strength that comes from diverse perspectives and experiences.

We strive for building a culture of inclusion across our workforce and removing barriers so that our workplaces are accessible to all.

The EPA is a diverse organisation that respects and supports all its employees. We want staff to feel safe and encouraged in their work so that the EPA, in turn, benefits from the input of people from varied experiences and backgrounds, including Aboriginal people, women, people with disabilities, young people, mature workers and LGBTQIA+ people. 

The EPA Inclusion and Diversity Committee brings together the people, plans, programs and groups already working to promote greater diversity and inclusion at the EPA. The Committee works alongside the other support groups and networks including: the Spokeswomen's Program, the Aboriginal Network and the Young Professionals Network.

Diversity + Inclusion = Engage and high performing culture

Come join us, and bring your culture with you

Indigenous operations officer