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Regional Park Planner

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About the Opportunity:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Park Planner to join our Asset Management Group. This Group is responsible looking after a diverse portfolio of work, including river and coastal engineering, flood scheme operations and maintenance of the regional park network, to name a few. As the Regional Park Planner, you will lead the planning of the Group's current and future portfolio for the Open Spaces function. This will include setting the strategic direction for Open Spaces in accordance with Council Policy, relevant legislative frameworks and the needs of our community.


About you:

You will be someone who consistently produces high-quality work while also enjoying being an active member of a multidisciplinary team. The role holder will be responsible for managing several projects at any given time, ensuring that ecological, biodiversity, cultural and recreational values have been effectively considered when planning work to be undertaken by the team. To achieve all of this you will need to be organised, logical and confident in your approach to workflow planning. Success in the role will result in positive future outcomes for the regions’ open spaces and wider community which you can take great pride in being a part of.


Ideally you will also have:

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent tertiary qualification in Parks Planning, Parks or other education relevant to this role. 
  • Several years of experience in a similar role and/or relevant industry
  • Sound understanding of relevant legislation including the Resource Management Act, Biosecurity Act, Reserves Act, Local Government Act, Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act, Public Works Act
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both on a one-to-one basis and with groups, including fellow professionals and members of the public
  • Valid driver's licence

The salary range for this role is between $87,480 to $97,200 and will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. 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 visit our website:

All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is an Accredited Employer with Immigration 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.

To view the job description please click here.

Please apply via Seek.

Applications close 12 October.

15 September 2022

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