SCIENCE TECHNICIAN

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The West Coast Region (Te Kaunihera Whakakotahi o Te Tai Poutini) extends over a distance of 600 km from Kahurangi Point in the north to Awarua Point in the south. The fifth largest region in New Zealand, it is bounded in the east by the Southern Alps and in the west by the Tasman Sea. Nature has endowed the Region with a spectacular environment, with over 80 per cent of the land area under Department of Conservation stewardship.

Within this vast natural setting, the West Coast Regional Council plays a pivotal role in managing the environment from an economic, social, cultural and sustainability perspective. This ensures the community and its future generations will continue to appreciate the work opportunities, environment, spectacular outdoors and life balance offered in this stunning part of New Zealand.


Job Decsription


Are you sick of the rat race?  Are you ready to be a name and not just a number?  Leave those traffic jams behind and come and join us at the West Coast Regional Council where you can become a key member of our small but high performing team.


Based in Greymouth, the West Coast Regional Council is seeking a person with a practical can-do attitude to join our Science Team. In this role you will be involved with ground / surface water and air quality data monitoring across the West Coast region. The position involves regular fieldwork and practical tasks so you will need a reasonable level of physical fitness, have confidence around water and be a determined problem-solver.


Desired Skills and Experience


You will have experience collating information to a high level of accuracy.  We want to see a track record demonstrating your practical skills and ability in the field. And you must be able to demonstrate a history for being meticulous as the data that is collected is shared both locally and nationally.


What can we offer you?


  • Flexible hours – we want you to have the best work / life balance

  • Generous employer contribution to superannuation

  • An open and friendly community in the most scenic region in the country


If you enjoy getting out into the natural environment, have a meticulous and organised nature and are a problem solver with a hands-on approach then apply now!

The West Coast Regional Council has a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the protection of all staff and members of the public.  Prior to commencement in any role at the West Coast Regional Council you must be fully vaccinated, and your Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted.

A full position description is available here.


Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Position closes 13/06/2022