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  • Passionate about environmental science?

  • Experienced in environmental monitoring and data handling?

  • Practical and a good problem solver?

Our dedicated Science and Environment team is focused on delivering science-based environmental programmes to protect and enhance Nelson’s environment.

We are pleased to offer this new opportunity for an Environmental Technician to join the team. This role will contribute to the collection and management of water quality, hydrology, and air quality environmental data. You will also contribute to the running of the Council’s state of environment monitoring data archive and telemetry systems. You can expect approximately 60% fieldwork and 40% data management.

You will be an enthusiastic professional with experience in environmental monitoring fieldwork and data handling. Ideally you will also have experience with the monitoring requirements of a local authority, and have experience using Hilltop, Hydrotel and GIS Software. You will have a practical nature, be comfortable in the outdoors, and be able and willing to undertake regular, and occasionally on-call, fieldwork in all weathers, including rivers and reservoirs.

Finally, you’ll have a relevant qualification in this field.

If you are ticking these boxes, we’d love to hear from you.

About us

"Working together to make Nelson an even better place"

Nelson City Council is an organisation filled with supportive people who love this beautiful city of ours. It’s an exciting time to live, work and play in Nelson as the city continues to grow and thrive. We have amazing weather and a gorgeous natural environment to play in, and our city always has something going on. Whether it be major events or just a general buzz in town, it’s a great place for all ages.

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Applications close midnight on Monday 16 August 2021.

For more information, please contact Stefan Beaumont, Team Leader Science and Environment:

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