Hydrologist (2-year fixed term)

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Here at Gisborne District Council, we pull our values from the community we serve. It makes sense then that we are enthusiastic about culture in our workplace. Family and inclusivity are deep seated in our culture. We work hard together to make our people proud and our whanau are why we are so passionate about what we do for the community here at Gisborne District Council.


We are currently looking for a Hydrologist (2-year fixed term) to join our growing team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an inclusive workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to Gisborne District Council.


A bit about you:


You’ll be a practical person who enjoys the balance of both office and field work that is in and around water.  In addition to a relevant tertiary degree in you’ll ideally have 2+ years’ experience working in the field of hydrology and have a keen interest in accurate data collection and analysis.


Your day will look like:


The majority of your time will be spent driving around the rohe visiting monitoring sites to collect samples and measurements using scientific monitoring equipment. When you are in the office, you will be uploading the data to council data bases and providing analysis as needed. This role is supported by experienced hydrologists and water quality experts who work collectively to overcome technical challenges by sharing ideas to develop solutions.


You will contribute to the sustainable management of water resources by expanding our knowledge of ground, rainfall and river water systems.  The information you collect will ensure the organisation is well advised on the state of Tairāwhiti’s environment, ensuring GDC makes good decisions around water management, use and flood risk.


What we offer:


  • Flexible working hours to enjoy our tranquil and beautiful surroundings and spending time with your greatest supporters; your whanau.

  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks, no day will be the same and we encourage you to get stuck in to anything that piques your interest.

  • A career path that can adapt as you grow new skills and discover fresh interests.


Who we are:


Gisborne District Council is the local government, both district and regional authority for Tairawhiti, New Zealand. We are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region. At Gisborne District Council, we see you as more than a cog in the wheel; you are a valued voice for your whanau and community.


  • Bring your whole self to work: we celebrate this and all it means.

  • Represent our diverse community and be the guardian of our rich heritage.

  • Have a hand in our legacy for Tairāwhiti’s Tāngata and lead the region now and into the future.


So, what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference in the lives of future generations.


Job Description


For further information please contact Peter Hancock, Environmental Monitoring Team Leader


Applications close: 10am, Friday 5th August 2022.


This position is located at 15 Fitzherbert Street, Gisborne, GIS. View the Google Map in full screen.