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Environmental Data Officer


We are looking for an Environmental Data Officer to join our Environmental Data Team at the Taranaki Regional Council. This position is permanent full time. 

Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business.

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the mountain, in Stratford.

We have three beautiful gardens; Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to move from one town to the next.

Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono|  Mission & Values

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of our natural and physical resources, and advocating for the region’s best interests.

We are committed to; public service, a service first approach, improving the quality of our performance, working safely, effective communication and teamwork, Initiative and the right to make mistakes, accountability and results, presentation, respect and care and job satisfaction.

Mō te tūnga | About the role

We are seeking a suitably qualified and/or experienced person to join our Environmental Data team.  This position involves the collection, processing and quality assurance of surface water and meteorological data, which supports the management of water resources across Taranaki. The successful applicant will be involved in the installation and maintenance of environmental monitoring equipment, including the Council’s regional automated monitoring networks.

This role sits within the Science & Technology team and you will receive support from the Environmental Data Team Leader and the wider Environment Quality department.

Mōu | About you

This role requires a varied skillset. You will need to be a practical problem solver, have knowledge of basic telemetry systems, an aptitude for quality data, exceptional attention to detail, data processing skills and strong computer literacy.  While a tertiary qualification in a relevant scientific/engineering field is desirable, those with practical experience in electronics and/or instrumentation are also invited to apply.

The Council is a busy environment where you will need to be versatile, resourceful and have exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills. Data management skills and a can do attitude are essential, as is a full driver’s licence.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to be flexible in your work practice to provide high quality outcomes

  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to manage multiple jobs

  • Ability to find innovative solutions to practical problems

  • A passion for working in the outdoors, in any weather!

What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We have a great Environmental Data team.

  • Active social club

  • Long service leave days

  • Flexible working options

  • Induction programmes for every new employee

  • Free car parking

  • Training opportunities within each role

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.

Interested? Here’s how to apply

Click on the ‘apply’ button below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found on the Position Description link, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127.

Applications must be made directly through our website

There is no closing date for this vacancy.  Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient, suitable applications. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand as we are currently not accredited to support applicants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).

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