Environmental Specialist

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Date: 19-Jan-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • A great opportunity to be part of the Research & Evaluation team (RIMU)

  • Flexible and supportive work environment

  • Career growth opportunities


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


If you are passionate about Auckland’s environment and are looking to further your scientific and field monitoring skills, we could have the role for you!  This is a great opportunity for those who would like to pursue a unique career in environmental monitoring, reporting and analysis, and have experience working with environmental databases or GIS.


We are looking for new team members to join our hydrology team and need people with experience, skills and knowledge in designing, managing and monitoring a hydrological network and associated equipment. Knowledge of using time series data management is also desirable.


Based in Auckland CBD, but working across the Auckland region, you will help deliver the core environmental monitoring programmes in Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU). On any given day your responsibilities will include collecting high-quality monitoring data, managing operational logistics, supporting data collection and processing across a range of programmes and contributing to the continuous improvement of our processes.


RIMU is responsible for monitoring and reporting on Auckland’s environment. We collect, process, analyse and evaluate a wide range of environmental data across the marine, freshwater, land and air domains to provide high-quality evidence and information to decision makers and Aucklanders to assist with policy development, strategy implementation and programme evaluation.


He kōrero mōu: About you


With a degree or equivalent qualification in environmental science, or a diploma in NZ Field Hydrology, your work experience includes environmental monitoring, processing and evaluating data, managing technical projects and undertaking report writing.


In addition to having excellent written and verbal communication skills, you’ll also enjoy working with a team and coming up with innovative solutions to deploy environmental monitoring equipment and to manage complex databases.  Having a passion for the outdoors and upholding an excellent health and safety attitude are critical.


An understanding of New Zealand’s regulatory framework and local government processes would be desirable as would any experience with policy effectiveness monitoring and evaluation.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


We offer you the opportunity to be part of our engaged and supportive RIMU environment teams - a collective of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about the preservation of Auckland’s environment.  Joining RIMU is great for your career as it will give you access to coaching and mentoring from our experienced scientists and other specialists, paving the way for you to develop your career across the council group.


See Knowledge Auckland, a website managed by RIMU, for a repository of published research, information, analysis and data about Auckland's communities, economy and environment.

Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity, apply now!  See the position description for more information - Environmental Specialist (Hydrology & Environmental Data Management.  Feel free to contact Shar Mahon on shar.mahon@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to discuss this opportunity.    

This role is deemed safety sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  A full driver's license is a requirement.


Applications close Sunday 13 February 2022


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.