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Resource Technician - Water Quality & Ecology

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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 Technician – Water Quality and Ecology to join the Environmental Information Team. This team gathers information to help understand changes in the health of freshwater and coastal ecosystems and identify the main threats to humans, animals or life in the water.

The role is a combination of field work and office-based responsibilities that involve:   

  • Undertaking river, lake, estuary and coastal water quality and ecology monitoring. 
  • Undertaking equipment and logger installation, maintenance and calibration.
  • Applying technical knowledge and scientific expertise to ensure monitoring programmes run effectively and to the required standards.
  • Use of digital software and scientific databases for data collection, processing and archiving.


About you:

The Water Quality and Ecology – Resource Technician position would suit a highly motivated and technically minded individual, with a passion for the freshwater and marine environment who is keen to apply their skills in a varied and primarily field-based role.

The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification, a full NZ drivers licence and a willingness to work alone in the field.  

Ideally you will also have:

  • Previous experience with field-based investigations and working around water.
  • A positive, hard-working attitude.
  • Competency driving a 4WD and manual transmission vehicle. 
  • Experience with freshwater and marine monitoring techniques, environmental equipment and data management processes.


Benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.  To find out more about working for HBRC click HERE

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

To view the job description please visit click HERE

Please apply via SEEK

Applications close 2 June 2022.

12 May 2022

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