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How to apply

Thanks for your interest in working for the Tasman District Council. All applications for our current vacancies are captured online below – simply click on the role that’s of interest to you, and then hit the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll also find the job description for the role there too.

If you’ve made the decision to apply, you’ll need to complete the application form and attach copies of your CV and cover letter. So have those prepared in advance to make things easier – saved as a PDF is best.

What to expect after you apply

Once the vacancy closes you'll be contacted within 7 days as to whether or not your application has been successful.  If you've been shortlisted for an interview, you'll be contacted by one of the HR team to arrange a time to come in and meet with some of the team. 

We typically only do one interview, however depending on the seniority of the role or the role itself, we sometimes require two interviews.  For mid-senior level and Team Leader/Manager roles, you may also be required to undertake Psychometric Testing.

In your interview, there will be a member of the HR team, the Hiring Manager and either their Manager or one of the senior member's of their team.  Our interview questions are predominantly behavioural and skills-based.


Please note: At this time we are only considering applicants who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.

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Total Record(s): 9

Environmental Project Managers x 2 (Jobs for Nature)

Rewarding opportunity to deliver environmental restoration projects.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5477534 | Closing Date: 06 Jun 2021

Consent Planners

Bring your skills to a progressive, values based organisation that will support your career aspirations

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5476472 | Closing Date: 02 Jun 2021

Catchment Enhancement Officer

Do you want to work for an organization that values your skills and experience! This rewarding role will provide benefits for generations to come.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5475932 | Closing Date: 30 May 2021

Maori Liaison Officer - Freshwater Projects

Facilitate partnerships with Mana Whenua and promote collaborative engagement with iwi to produce positive outcomes for both iwi and Council.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5474282 | Closing Date: 30 May 2021

Library Assistant - Motueka Public Library

If you enjoy helping people as much as you enjoy reading and talking about books, then this is the perfect role for you!

Location: Motueka | Job ID: 5466659 | Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Executive Assistant to CEO

We offer a supportive culture within a fun and productive team, flexible work options, Interesting and challenging work and much more. Join our team today!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5466146 | Closing Date: 16 May 2021

Commercial Property Portfolio Officer

Do you have experience or an interest in commercial property and facilities management?

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5459576 | Closing Date: 12 May 2021

Senior Asset Planner - Water & Wastewater

You will be at the forefront of planning for the needs of our growing community in a changing regulatory environment. You will be able to apply your skills across a wide variety of water and wastewater activities including infrastructure planning, policy, hazard management, and modelling to make a difference to Tasman's future.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5442596 | Closing Date: 08 May 2021

Team Leader - Building Consents

This is a senior technical specialist position, however, you will also need to demonstrate your capabilities as a positive and supportive leader.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 5442125 | Closing Date: 30 May 2021

Other career opportunities

Summer Student Internships

Every year we employ a number of Summer Students across the Council, to work for a period of 12-16 weeks over the summer months (mid-November to February). Recruitment for Summer Students begins in early July. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between 1 July and 31 July each year.

We typically have vacancies in Engineering, Environmental Policy, Environmental Information (Hydrology, Resource Science and Biosecurity), and Regulatory (Compliance Monitoring and Harbourmaster).


  • Why Tasman?

    Climate and lifestyle are two of the major factors for people choosing to live and work in the Tasman District. Building great communities through employing great people. Will you be one of them?

  • What's in it for you?

    Ample learning and development opportunities, flexible working options and a benefits package to suit your preferences - just some of the reasons to join our team.

  • Meet the team

    Knowing about the people you are going to be working with is a critical part of selecting your next job – we understand that. So, come and meet some of the people in our team.