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Regional Park Planner


Te whakapakari tahi i tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

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

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Parks 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 Parks 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 | E pā ana ki a koe:

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, Landscape Architecture or other education relevant to this role. 
  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role and/or relevant industry
  • Awareness 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

What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment. See a full list of our benefits here

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.

How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 31 July 2023

View the job description here.


8 July 2023

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