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Environmental Specialists

  • 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 in the following areas:

  • Hydrology – experience, skills and knowledge in designing, managing and monitoring a hydrological network and associated equipment. Knowledge of using time series data management.

  • Water Quality – experience, skills and knowledge in environmental monitoring. An understanding of the principles of environmental data collection and processing methods is preferred.

Based in Auckland CBD, but working across the Auckland region, as an Environmental Specialist 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 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 Specialists (Water Quality); Environmental Specialists (Environmental Specialist (Hydrology & Environmental Data Management).  

Feel free to contact Shar Mahon on to discuss these opportunities.    

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 Thursday 23 September 2021

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