Environmental Data Technician

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About us

The Horizons region extends over 22,200km2 – from Ruapehu in the north and Horowhenua in the south, to Whanganui in the west and Tararua in the east. It’s a landscape as vast and varied as the over 240,000 people who call it home. At Horizons Regional Council we work to make our region a great place to live, work and play.


The role

Horizons Environmental Data is seeking an Environmental Data Technician for the Northern Monitoring unit. This role is focused towards the successful delivery of Horizons Environmental Data monitoring activities, within the unique and challenging catchments of the central North Island. The ideal candidate will have experience in environmental monitoring or related technical fields.


The Environmental Data Technician will assist the team’s Environmental Data Coordinators and Senior Environmental Data Technicians to undertake the acquisition and verification of a range of environmental data parameters. The Environmental Data Technician will be required to operate in accordance to the Environmental Data Team's ISO9001:2015 Quality Management System and assist with construction, maintenance, electronics, telecommunications, and data management of the allocated network.


The environmental data acquisition activities are determined by the needs of the Regional Monitoring Strategy, engineering design and operation, regional planning, research, the operational needs of the emergency response, compliance and river management areas of council as well as the requirements of external customers.

The role requires will need to be self-motivated and capable of taking ownership of completing your work efficiently and to a high standard.


About you

Are you looking for a career change?  Do you have a background in construction, engineering, electronics or telecommunications?  Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you looking for a job that is fun and challenging? Do you like to learn new things? Are you self-motivated?

The Environmental Data Technician role is an intermediary position that resides between an entry level Assistant or Graduate Environmental Technician role and that of a Senior Environmental Data Technician. The successful applicant will be supported through New Zealand Diploma in Hydrology (Level 5) and their professional development.


Why should you apply?

When you join us, you can look forward to a rewarding career full of opportunities to develop, along with a positive and supportive work environment. We do this through:

  • Strong focus on employee health, wellness and wellbeing

  • Flexible family friendly work environment

  • Assistance with tertiary education

  • Positive health and safety culture

  • Skills and job specific development programmes across different functional jobs; and

  • A supportive and social work environment where enduring friendships and collegiality develop.


Applications close 5pm Sunday 10 April 2022. Apply through our website Horizons.govt.nz/careers  or by clicking the "Apply" button. 


Horizons are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to ensuring we have a diverse and inclusive workplace so our people reflect the diversity of our region.