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Senior Investigator

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Council’s vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community. Our focus is to prioritise 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. 

Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is seeking applications for a Senior Investigator to join the Compliance Team. The role of Senior Investigator has been created to ensure an appropriate level of enforcement is undertaken and that any enforcement activities are robust, defensible and an effective option. 

About the Opportunity

The key objectives of the role are:

  • The management and oversight of enforcement cases.
  • Investigation into serious breaches of the legislation.
  • To ensure investigations and evidence collection is maintained to a high standard and is compliant with the Evidence Act 2006.
  • Initiate and undertake enforcement proceedings.
  • Provide support to other operational staff throughout the council who may administer enforcement.
  • Contribute to the Quality Management System.

About you

The successful candidate will ideally possess and demonstrate the following competencies:

  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in planning and undertaking complex Investigation and enforcement processes and providing support and coaching to less experienced staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of Resource Management Act 1991 and associated regulations (including National Environmental Standards and Maritime Pollution regulations).
  • Evidence collection and incident investigation skills.

The salary range for this role is $80,000 to $92,000 depending on qualifications and experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

If this sounds like you then we are keen to hear from you. We will be interviewing suitable candidates as applications are received and may close the advertisement when we have found the right person.

Applications close 28 October 2020

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14 October 2020

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