Environmental Protecton Officer

Posted on 11-Aug-2017  
Application Close Date: 01-Sep-2017
Job Details
Environmental Regulation (Consents, Compliance, Investigation)
Position Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time
Job Reference:

Environmental Protection Officer (Environmental Protection) – (fixed term – six months)


* Working together for the greater good of our stunning region

* Meaningful, complex and varied work portfolio

* Working in a collaborative environment


We are looking for an experienced enforcement officer, investigator or RMA compliance practitioner to join our Wellington based Environmental Protection Team, in a six month fixed term role to back fill for a team member who is on secondment. 

We believe that the Greater Wellington region is a great place to live, work and play, and we take our role of protecting and enhancing the region very seriously. We have a friendly supportive culture with people who are passionate about doing great work for our extraordinary region. 

You will be part of a dynamic, outcomes focused team who carry out inspections, investigations, assess compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) and carry out follow-up education, advice and enforcement work as required.  Your time will be divided between responding to incidents, following up your own investigations and assisting with the investigations of other officers.  You will be expected to provide quality assurance on all aspects of other officer's investigations as well as preparing and presenting cases for enforcement decisions.


To succeed in this role you will have:


* Expertise and experience in environmental investigations and enforcement

* Excellent interpersonal, engagement and relationship management skills 

* An ability to remain focussed on outcomes rather than process

* An understanding of how to influence behaviour change 

* Confidence in making informed decisions and applying sound reasoning and judgement

* An eye for critical detail, risk analysis and an ability to present complex information orally and in writing


You will need to demonstrate:


* The ability to hit the ground running, work under pressure and manage a varied portfolio of work

* A collaborative working style, with experience sharing your ideas and expertise with others

* A broad perspective which may come from the breadth and depth of your experience and may include experience working with councils, central government, private practice/consulting firms, community groups, iwi or volunteers

* A proven track record and a deep expertise and practical experience of implementing the RMA and of successfully delivering to customers


How to apply

To apply for this position please view the job description and apply via the link below.

For further information please contact James Snowdon, Acting Team Leader, Environmental Protection on 04 830 4146, or Lea Pannu, Human Resources Coordinator on 04 830 4013


Applications close: 1 September 2017