Environmental Monitoring Officer

Posted on 22-Sep-2022  
Application Close Date: 12-Oct-2022
Job Details
Environmental Science & monitoring
Position Type:
Permanent - Full Time
Job Reference:

Do you like discovering new places? Are you excited at the prospect of visiting the Wellington Region's wilderness areas? An exciting opportunity has opened up for a talented and experienced individual to join the Land Ecology and Climate team as an Environmental Monitoring Officer.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the natural environment and is committed to developing our understanding of natural ecosystems.  

This role is permanent and will preferably be based in Wellington but we will also consider applicants who would like to based in our Masterton Office.  

About the role:

This role is responsible for undertaking field work associated with the Councils terrestrial ecology monitoring programmes. You will be working in a variety of outdoor environments and terrains throughout the year, liaising with landowners and members of the public.

The successful candidate will support other teams within the Environmental Group through more targeted studies to provide joined-up advice across the wetlands, groundwater, surface water quantity and quality and coastal disciplines for our Region. You will work closely with other our partners in Regulation, Biodiversity, Parks and others to facilitate positive environmental outcomes across the region.

You will need to be physically fit, comfortable working in remote locations and be capable of driving a vehicle offroad in 4WD. The role will require you to be adapt at liaising with landowners and members of the public.

Skills and experience required:

  • Either a tertiary qualification in environmental science (or related area), or relevant experience.
  • The ability to identify a range of native and introduced plants and animal species that occur in the Greater Wellington region.
  • An eye for detail and the ability to produce quality work.
  • The ability to navigate in forested and wilderness areas.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

About Greater Wellington:

Every day we put  all our energy into protecting and enhancing our region. We carefully balance sustainability with economic growth and protection with expansion.

We're a growing and diverse region, and it's our role to protect our environment while also meeting the cultural, social and economic needs of our communities. We're specifically responsible for environment management, flood protection and land management, provision of regional parks, public transport planning and funding, and metropolitan water supply.

It's about dealing with today and planning for the future, especially with the challenges of climate change.

What we offer:

We're all about growing our people through professional development and experience across everything the council does and we provide a range of benefits that help our staff balance their own lifestyle and work commitments:

  • Generous leave allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Medical and trauma insurance
  • Subsidised social clubs
  • Modern new offices


How to apply:

Click on the Apply link to view the job description and to apply for the role with a cover letter and CV.

For further information, please contact James Luty on 027 254 2230.

Applications close: 12 October 2022

All applicants will be required to provide proof of their eligibility to work in New Zealand.