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Employer: Gisborne District Council

Role: Summer Students: Environmental Monitoring & Environmental Science

Location: Gisborne

Closes: 10 am, 19 October 2020

Tertiary Student Opportunities: Fixed Term 3 – 4 Months

Are you are local tertiary student returning to Tairāwhiti for the summer and looking for a work opportunity that extends your skills and helps our communities?

Gisborne District Council are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, recognising our work in growing and promoting the well-being of our community and people.

As an organisation, our vision is Piritahi Tairāwhiti (making our people proud). And, as a region, Tairāwhiti has plenty to be proud of. Over the summer season our district attracts many visitors to our stunning beaches and sunshine-laden days, and to support our region over this time we have some seasonal vacancies that we are excited to present to you.

If you are a tertiary student based in Gisborne or returning home to us for the summer holidays we have a unique/fantastic opportunity to join our Environmental Monitoring team for a fixed-term period of 3 – 4 months. This opportunity will support and extend your tertiary study and workplace experience. In return, we offer you a collaborative environment where you will be supported as a student group with networking and pastoral care to ensure your experience with us is rewarding and benefits your chosen career pathway.


You will gain experience in:

  • Environmental Monitoring and Data Management

  • Quality control and Quality assurance processes

  • Water Quality, Ecology and Hydrology subject areas

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have an interest in perusing a career in environmental management

  • Have the legal right to be able to work in NZ

  • Be able to swim, and drive a manual ute

  • Enjoy working the outdoors

  • Be competent with the basics of Microsoft Excel


You will gain experience in:

  • Using tools to sustainably manage our natural environment such as freshwater and wetlands

  • Contributing to managing projects with a focus on improving our understanding of the natural environment

  • Working within a high performing team culture

  • Applying science-based technical evidence to policy and resource consenting activities

To be successful in this role you must:

  • Have a full NZ drivers license

  • Be studying towards a science or environmental based qualification and have an interest in the environment

  • Have the ability to work unsupervised

  • Ideally have experience in data analysis and/or GIS-based projects experience

We would also like you to have a basic knowledge of working with tangata whenua and/or have a willingness to learn.  Ultimately we are about delivering our vision of Piritahi Tairāwhiti – Working together to make our people proud.

For further information, please contact Peter Hancock (Environmental Monitoring) or Paul Murphy (Environmental Science).

Applications Close: 10 am, Monday 19 October 2020

Job Location: Gisborne (Tūranga nui a Kiwa), New Zealand

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