Environmental Protection Officer

Posted on 09-Jul-2019  
Application Close Date: 23-Jul-2019
Job Details
Environmental Regulation (Consents, Compliance, Investigation)
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:
  • 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 investigator or compliance practitioner to join our Wellington based Environmental Protection team.

We believe 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 and assess compliance with the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).  Your time will be divided between responding to incidents, monitoring compliance with resource consents, following up your own investigations and assisting with the investigations of other officers, carrying out follow-up education and advice, undertaking enforcement action as required, and relationship-building with our varied stakeholders and partners. 


To succeed in this role you will have:

  • Experience in investigations, compliance monitoring 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 and create 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


Key skills to demonstrate are:

  • A collaborative working style, with experience of sharing your ideas and expertise with others
  • A broad understanding of environmental issues especially in the public sector space
  • A track record of practical regulation, implementation of legislation and delivering to customers
  • The ability to get into the work quickly, manage a varied portfolio of work and work when required under pressure


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, Team Leader, Environmental Protection on 04 830 4146


Applications close: Tuesday 23 July 2019