Data Analyst

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Data Analyst to join our Environment Quality team. This a permanent full time role at the Taranaki Regional Council.


Mō mātou | About us


We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business.


Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region's best interests.


Mō te tūnga | About the role


The position of Data Analystis responsible for contributing specialist expertise, knowledge and leadership in the area of environmental data management. You will use your skills to process, quality control, quality code, analyse and disseminate robust and defensible environmental data collected across the Taranaki region.


This varied and interesting role will have you working in close collaboration with the Environmental Data team and staff across the Council to provide quality assured data in a timely manner. You’ll be working with a wide range of continuous metrological, hydrological and water quality related data feeds. This data is used to support the wider Environment Quality group in the delivery of state of the environment and consent compliance monitoring programmes, help inform regional policy development and implementation work, support natural hazard monitoring and response and provides local communities with up to date information on what’s happening in their environment.


Mōu | About you


You will have a passion for data, an affinity with numbers and be comfortable working with large datasets.


Working with time-series management systems and environmental data management are key to success in this role. An awareness and understanding of the National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS), the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPS-FM) and relevant regulations would be advantageous.


Successful candidates will require a qualification in an environmental science, data science, or proven practical experience in a relevant role. A speciality or experience in environmental data management would be advantageous, but not essential.


We like to set people up for success so you'll be a leading applicant if you also have:


  • An affinity with numbers and excellent data management skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • An ability to manage multiple projects, remaining flexible and agile in your approach so that you’re able to respond to emerging issues and changing demands

  • A collaborative approach, working with our team of Environmental Data Officers and Data Scientists to undertake quality data analysis and reporting

  • Ability to collate and analyse scientific data and information, and communicate this information in an engaging and informative way

  • Knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office suite, database and information systems. Prior exposure to Hilltop, Iris, and ESRI GIS, and experience using ‘R’ or similar programming language will be viewed favourably


What’s on offer?


Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Environmental Data team within our Environment Quality department. We do offer job training opportunities as well as the programmes to assist further career development.  We have an active social club, long service leave days, and many other perks.  However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.


Interested? Here’s how to apply


Apply using the link below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found in the Position Description, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People and Wellness, on (06) 765 7127.


Applications close on 9 May 2022 and must be made directly through this website.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.


Please note, all new employees to the Taranaki Regional Council must be able to provide proof that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.