Environmental Data Officer

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Category: Environmental Services --> Environmental Monitoring & Science


Permanent Part-Time (24 hours per week)


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We are the Gisborne District Council and we are passionate about Diversity and Flexibility in our workplace. Flexibility in how you build a career path, diversity in the skills you will learn and the variety of projects you will have the opportunity to work on. We are currently looking for an Environmental Data Officer to join our Environmental Monitoring team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an open workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to GDC.


What we offer:


  • Reduced hours role may suit someone who has other life priorities to work around.

  • The ability to balance your hours around your family and other commitments.

  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks.

  • A competitive salary.

  • A host of corporate benefits including retail discounts, insurance packages, social club etc.

  • A career path that can adapt as you grow new skills and discover fresh interests.


Your day will look like:


You’ll work with the environmental monitoring team to help manage the wide array of datasets they gather. One day you’ll be analysing and processing environmental data into the database. Or you will be responding to a data request, or training a staff member how to use the database. The next day you’ll be improving a data capture process or designing a better procedure to ensure the data captured is of top quality. You’ll be involved in software database management and have a good relationship with our software vendors and you’ll be good at checking to ensure all data collected is of top quality and useable for data analyses. You’ll be working in a supportive team environment, helping provide support to field team members and other data managers.


Our unitary authority council function ensures the monitoring team cover a diversity of work, undertaking both district and regional council work which keeps the role interesting. From undertaking regular sampling activities to fulfil our consent or compliance obligations, to undertaking State of the Environment monitoring to help understand the health and state of water in our regions aquifers, streams and coastal areas.


A bit about you:



You take pride in your work and enjoy working with computers and data. You’ll have an eye for detail and take pride in quality work. You’re interested in a 24hrs/week that allows you to fit other life priorities in and around your work. Ideally, you’ll have a background in science or a related subject and will be interested to learn and understand the data you’re managing. You like to improve things and to seek out efficiencies and opportunities to advance a system or a process. You’ll be an environmentalist at heart and enjoy working in the office, although there may be opportunities to get into the field if you wish to understand the data better. The role requires someone consistent, reliable and someone that enjoys seeing a task through from beginning to end.


Who we are:


Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairawhiti, New Zealand. We are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region. Tairāwhiti is more than an afterthought; not just somewhere you happen to pass through on your way elsewhere. Tairāwhiti is an intentional destination. We embody intent in our relationships, work, culture and vision. Here, you will find everything you are looking for, including friendly, vibrant people from all walks of life, affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic! Do you love food, culture, wine and surf beaches? If you’re not in Gisborne, you’re missing out! So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Gisborne and be one of the first people in New Zealand to see the sun each morning!


Job Description


For further information please contact Peter Hancock.


Applications close: 10am Wednesday 24 November 2021.


This position is located at 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne