Water Quality Science Officer

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We are the Gisborne District Council and we are passionate about Diversity and Flexibility in our workplace.  Flexibility in how you build a career path, diversity in the skills you will learn and the variety of projects you will have the opportunity to work on.  We are currently looking for an Environmental Data Officer to join our Environmental Monitoring team and help shape the future of our region. You will be well supported by a team that prides ourselves on nurturing an open workspace that embraces innovation and creativity, so bring your passion and leading-edge ideas to GDC.


What we offer:


  • Both outdoors and office work

  • The ability to balance hours around family and other commitments

  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and tasks

  • A competitive salary

  • A host of corporate benefits including retail discounts, insurance packages, social club etc

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


Your day will look like:


A mixture of office and field work - You’ll work with the Environmental Monitoring team to take water samples, manage and analyse the data.  One day you’ll be organising sample logistics, and the next you’ll be driving around our region taking water samples.  The next day you’ll be improving a data capture process or designing a better procedure to ensure the data captured is accurate.  You’ll be working in a supportive team environment, helping provide support to field team members and other data managers.


A bit about you:


You take pride in your work and be passionate about environmental health.  You’ll have an eye for detail and take pride in quality work.  Ideally, you’ll have a background in science or a related subject and will be interested to learn and understand what the data you’re collecting is telling you.


This is a hands on role so you’ll need to be as comfortable driving around our region and getting your hands dirty with sampling, as you are with sitting at a desk and processing data.


You’ll be an environmentalist at heart and like to improve things.  The role requires someone consistent, reliable and someone that enjoys seeing a task through from beginning to end.


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. Tairāwhiti is more than an afterthought; not just somewhere you happen to pass through on your way elsewhere. Tairāwhiti is an intentional destination. We embody intent in our relationships, work, culture and vision. Here, you will find everything you are looking for, including friendly, vibrant people from all walks of life, affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic! Do you love food, culture, wine and surf beaches? If you’re not in Gisborne, you’re missing out! So, what are you waiting for? Join us in Gisborne and be one of the first people in New Zealand to see the sun each morning!


Job Description


For further information please contact Peter Hancock.


Applications close: 10am Thursday 9 December 2021.


**It is important for applicants to know that Gisborne District Council is currently undergoing a consultation process into a draft Vaccination Policy that includes a health and safety risk assessment to determine the risks of COVID-19 in our workplace and whether vaccinations are inherent to ensuring the health and safety of our staff, customers and community. As such, this role may be subject to the risk assessment and depending on the outcome, may need to be completed by a fully vaccinated individual. We will update all shortlisted candidates as soon as further information is available.


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