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Team Leader Pollution Response and Enforcement

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Our Regulatory Compliance Team monitors resource consents, checking activities comply with regional plan rules and uses enforcement tools when conditions are breached. The team also provides technical advice around contaminated land, waste, wastewater and industrial processes.

About the Opportunity:

As part of the Compliance Team in the Policy & Regulation Group, the Team Leader role supports Council to effectively respond to and report on pollution incidents and other unauthorised activities within the region. A key part of the work will be educating stakeholders on good environmental practice to help support the improvement of environmental outcomes and reduce non-compliance activities. As a Team Leader you will manage and guide the pollution response team of 2 response officers and 1 senior investigator, ensuring team objectives are met and clear direction is provided.

It is expected that you will also:

  • Ensure a well-balanced enforcement approach is achieved, using a combination of education, directive enforcement and punitive enforcement measures to achieve compliance and sustainable management practices.
  • Ensure that Council’s obligations under the Local Government Act, Building Act and Resource Management Act are effectively carried out.
  • Provide the team with consistent, reliable leadership, regular feedback, mentoring and any relevant professional development

 About you:

You will be a motivated individual with proven leadership experience.  An ability to remain calm under pressure and knowledge and experience of conflict resolution and negotiation would be an advantage in this role given the nature of the work involved.

Ideally you will also have:

  • 5 years of experience in a similar role/relevant industry
  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification.
  • Have a clear understanding of investigation skills and techniques.
  • Understanding of the compliance process within Local Government and an ability to interpret legislation and follow processes.
  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in dealing with a wide range of situations, people and organisations.

 The salary range for this role will range from $89,896 - $99,884 per annum dependant on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

We recognise and celebrate the importance of whānau, our community, and being an equal opportunity employer. HBRC is committed to providing equal opportunities in all aspects of employment embracing our relationship with our Treaty Partners, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the principals of partnership, protection and participation. This commitment is integral to ensuring we are an inclusive workplace for all, recognising that a diverse workforce is a strong one, which enables our organisation to better understand, reflect and serve our community.

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. This is a permanent, fulltime position. Applications close 16 May 2021 however we may interview suitable candidates throughout the process and close the listing early if we find the right person for the role

To view the job description please visit our website here


21 April 2021

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