Hydrology Monitoring Officer



Reference: 5004665

Hydrology Monitoring Officer


  • Permanent Opportunity - 37.5 hours per week
  • Mix of field and office based, multi-disciplinary focus
  • Work vehicle and benefits

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council… we aren't about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region's incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

Toitū te whenua, toitū to moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

Why do we hire Hydrology Monitoring Officers?

There is community wide benefit from monitoring and understanding our various water resources and risks in Northland. Our Hydrology Operations Team focus on monitoring and reporting on water quantity for the purposes of flood warning, informing engineering projects, security of supply and ways to sustainably manage surface water and groundwater in Northland. Considering the importance of water supply to the region's economy, the inherent natural values of our waterways, and the regions susceptibility to hazardous flooding, the information produced by persons in this role is of huge value.

The opportunity

You will undertake the collection of rainfall, groundwater, tidal, river level and flow data. However, data collection is just the beginning of this opportunity. You will install, service and maintain the data collection equipment and hydrological equipment, process data to national standards, provide reporting to internal and external stakeholders, perform compliance monitoring of resource consents and state of the environment monitoring.

This newly created role is based in our Kaitaia Office in the Far North region, home to famous beaches, wineries and a scenic escape from big city life. A great lifestyle opportunity exists here to live in one of the Far North's beautiful coastal towns and have a short commute to Kaitaia. Enjoy the amazing surfing, fishing, boating, beaches and other natural wonders that the area has to offer.

Are you up for it?

This role would suit someone who can work independently as well as part of a team. Someone who is always looking for new and improved ways of doing things and has a passion for caring for the environment, especially our water.

You will have a tertiary qualification in hydrology, science, environmental monitoring or similar, at least 3 years' experience in hydrology position, however 5+ years is preferred. Experience with time series and telemetry software such as Hilltop and Hydrotel would be an advantage.

Want to chat with us first or just need more info? Contact the Natural Resources Monitoring Manager at jasond@nrc.govt.nz

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship, a valid NZ work visa or have the ability to qualify for a valid NZ work visa.

If you like what we are about and are keen to join our team, then check out the position description and apply today via www.nrc.govt.nz/jobs

Applications close at 4pm on 23 February 2020.

Applications Close: 23 Feb 2020