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Resource Analyst - Environmental Information

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.


We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 

At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


About the Opportunity:

We are looking for a Resource Analyst to join the Environmental Information Data team.  This team is responsible for ensuring the Councils’ environmental data is accurate, quality coded and readily available for use by scientists and public.

The Resource Analyst position incorporates a liaison role with other data providers (internal and external), to ensure data is collected and utilised in an effective way, along with having input in the planning and completion of scientific, management and technical projects to support Council decisions and fulfil obligations.  The role will be predominantly focusing on water quality data (continuous and discrete) and supporting the water quality teams, however experience in Land Science, Groundwater, Hydrology, Ecology, Climate & Air Quality or Scripting would be an advantage.


About you:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • high attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • ability to dig through a problem, find the cause, fix and put processes in place to minimise the likelihood of a recurrence
  • maths ability and be comfortable using statistics and graphs
  • relevant experience in environmental processes and data
  • the ability to communicate clearly (both written and verbal) and interpret data/information
  • a working knowledge of the Resource Management Act and an appreciate and understanding of Tangata Whenua values, particularly with regard to land and water within the Council’s takiwa (region).


In addition to the above your technical expertise will include:

  • A Tertiary qualification in an Environmental Science, or Physical Geography discipline and/or experience of data management and analysis
  • Surface Water quality and ecology knowledge
  • Understanding of basic chemistry
  • Knowledge of timeseries analysis
  • Comfortable with technology and computer software
  • An interest in Resource Management and Environmental data and information
  • An understanding of hydrology would be a bonus
  • Familiarity using R or other scripting languages would be an advantage


All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here.

Please apply via SEEK and include a cover letter with your CV outlining your suitability for the role.

Applications close 28 October 2021.

14 October 2021

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