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Environmental Compliance Officer - Rural

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About the Opportunity:

This diverse and interesting role sits within the Rural Compliance team. The Rural Compliance team is focused on monitoring watertakes, discharges of wastewater, civil works, forestry and production land use. Alongside this, the team is involved in implementing the NES-F 2020 and supporting the HBRC Pollution Hotline.

As an Environmental Compliance Officer, you will take responsibility for the monitoring of resource consents that have been issued by the Regional Council. This will include following up with consent holders and reporting on outcomes. Occasionally the role will require you to carry through with the investigation of an offence and prepare documentation to support the necessary enforcement action to be taken. The role may also require you to be part of our after-hours on call response roster.

Training, mentoring and opportunities to pursue formal qualifications will be available to the successful applicant, supporting you to develop and grow your environmental management skill and experience. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply!

 About you:

The ideal person for this role be able to work well in a team, have fantastic written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders. You will have an understanding of the environmental issues affecting the Hawke’s Bay region and a proven ability to effectively deal with conflict. Relevant experience in resource management, forestry, civil works, farming or horticulture or a related field would be advantageous. A science based tertiary qualification and/or previous experience in the enforcement field is also desirable for this role.

Alongside this, you will have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Resource Management Act.
  • Knowledge in at least one of Irrigation, Farming or Civil Works.
  • A proficiency with Microsoft office and a high level of computer literacy

The salary range for this role will dependent on your level of qualification and experience. Other 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 see a full list of our benefits please click here:  website.

View the job description here.

Applications close 10 July 2023, interviews may be held prior to job closing if the right person is found.

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

We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


29 November 2023

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