skip to main content

Regulatory Compliance Officer

MicrosoftTeams image 11

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

Are you looking for a great opportunity to be at the forefront of environmental protection? As a Regulatory Compliance Officer with our Pollution Response and Enforcement team, you will be responsible for ensuring that Council efficiently and effectively responds to pollution events within the region. A key aspect of this is the delivery of appropriate solutions and outcomes that are aligned regulations and consistent with HBRC’s enforcement policies. You will need to be a pro-active problem solver with a can-do attitude and a desire to educate people around how to improve their practices.

Alongside this, you will utilise your investigative skills and understanding of the Resource Management Act, National Environmental Standards, and regional rules to ensure great outcomes for our local environment. Your work will see you actively engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to promote responsible resource use and bolster regulatory compliance. Please note, there is a requirement to be rostered on as part of the Councils after hours pollution response service.

 The key objectives of the role are to:

  • Ensure enforcement cases conducted by Council are effectively managed, guaranteeing any enforcement proceedings are undertaken in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure that any investigations and evidence collection undertaken by Council is to a high standard and compliant with the Evidence Act 2006.
  • Provide support to other operational staff throughout the council who may administer other legislation and take a leading role in any enforcement action if required.
  • Contribute to the Quality Management System.

 About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

The ideal person for this role will be able to deliver quality results in a fast-paced and potentially high-pressure environment. You will be someone who can work well as part of a collaborative team, have fantastic written and verbal communication skills and demonstrative an ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders. Ideally you will also have an understanding of the environmental issues affecting the Hawke’s Bay region. A detailed understanding of the legislative framework that supports Councils regulatory function would be desirable.

 Alongside this, you will have:

  • A proven ability to effectively deal with conflict.
  • Experience in managing investigations and their subsequent prosecution through defended hearing process.
  • The ability to manage a busy workload and coordinate multiple cases simultaneously.
  • The ability to interpret legislation, legal opinions and case law.
  • Experience in scene examination including gathering of evidence and exhibits and management of these to a high standard and is compliant with the Evidence Act.
  • Sound judgement and initiative.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 19 June 2023

View the job description here


31 May 2023

Back to News Archive

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - / +64 6 835 9200 /