Environmental Monitoring Officer - Water Resources

Fixed-term - Parental Leave Cover

Whangarei, New Zealand

Reference: 5211701

  • Mix of field and office-based work; multi-disciplinary focus
  • Flexible/remote working arrangements will be considered
  • Opportunity for a graduate/junior level analyst/officer/advisor
  • Contribute to and enhance local communities

We are the carers for Northland's environment and community. Are you one of us?

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.

The opportunity awaits…

We are looking a parental leave cover within our State of the Environment field monitoring team ending July 2021 (8-9 months).

You will be working within a dynamic team undertaking a wide range of fieldwork, primarily focusing on undertaking our water quality and ecological monitoring programmes and managing our Lakes programme's administration. Other areas of responsibility include; providing expert advice to customers, interpretation of environmental data and contract management/administration.

Are you up for it?

We are looking for someone who can bring the following to our diverse talent pool:

  • Experience in water quality monitoring
  • Experience in freshwater ecology monitoring including fish, macroinvertebrate and periphyton monitoring
  • Well-organised and able to work to task with minimal supervision as well as working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to produce high-quality work when under pressure
  • Displays cultural empathy and awareness and a sound understanding of Māori culture

We don't just want someone that CAN do the job, we want someone who has the DRIVE to do a GREAT job and has a passion for what our organisation and values stand for. That's why at NRC, we understand that sometimes the right person doesn't ‘tick all the boxes'. If you don't fit the mould exactly, but truly believe you'd be a good fit for our team, then tell us. We'll consider it.

What's in it for you?

We'll pay you to do a job you love, and we also care about our staff. Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, share wedding/baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too - check out our benefits here.

What's next?

Want to chat with us first or just need more information? If so, contact our Coastal and Water Quality Field Operations Manager today.

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today.

Applications close on 27 September 2020 and must be submitted online.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa.


Applications Close: 27 Sep 2020