Environmental Scientist – Freshwater Biology

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Environmental Scientist – Freshwater Biology


We have an exciting new opportunity for an Environmental Scientist – Freshwater Biology to join our team.


About Us


The Taranaki Regional Council works with the Taranaki community to help make the region a fantastic 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 Taranaki’s natural and physical resources, while advocating for the regions interests.


About the Role


The role of Environmental Scientist - Freshwater Biology - is to contribute specialist expertise and advice across a range of the Council’s environmental and statutory functions. This role has a particular focus on freshwater fish, their distribution, habitat and passage. This role will require you to use your technical competencies alongside your project planning, coordination and delivery skills. You’ll be an effective team player, working in close collaboration with other members of the Freshwater Biology and wider Science Services teams.

Please note this role will commence 1 July 2021.


About You


This role requires someone with a tertiary qualification in Freshwater Biology/Ecology, preferably with some specialisation in freshwater fish. Relevant work experience in scientific monitoring techniques, data analysis and technical report writing for Freshwater Ecology is desired. Familiarity with instream structure design, fish passage remediation, freshwater fish sampling and identification would also be advantageous.


The Council is a busy environment where you will need to be versatile, resourceful and have exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills. You should be able to demonstrate strong initiative and problem-solving skills, which will be regularly tested in this role. A full driver’s licence is required.


To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:


  • Ability to be flexible and agile in your practice to provide outcomes

  • Proven interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to manage multiple jobs


What’s on offer?


Taranaki Regional Council offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment.


  • Flexible working policies

  • A family-friendly work environment

  • Onsite gym

  • Social club


Interested? Here’s How to Apply


The job description is available by clicking on the link below.  For any further information, please call Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127.


Applications close on Sunday, 16 May 2021 and must be made directly through our website https://trc.careercentre.net.nz/Job/Environmental-Scientist-Freshwater-Biology/Stratford/1323