Catchment Enhancement Officer

Richmond, New Zealand

Reference: 5635997

We have an exciting opportunity for a land management professional with an in-depth knowledge of catchment restoration and a genuine desire to improve and protect our district's waterways and wetlands. Working for us, your skills and expertise will be valued, and the work you do meaningful for our future generations.

Based in our Richmond office, we are seeking someone highly organised and proactive with a practical can-do attitude, and the ability to work positively with landowners in priority catchments to coordinate and implement restoration projects to reduce soil loss, control erosion, and minimize the discharge of nutrients and contaminants. Another important aspect of the role will be to work in co-operation with various trusts, organisations, and Iwi to assist in the preparation of external funding applications.

Our ideal candidate will come to us with a tertiary qualification in environmental science, geography, ecology, or similar and have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field of environmental management. You will demonstrate a good working knowledge of contract and project management and the ability to engage positively and constructively with various community groups.

If you enjoy contributing to a motivated team that encourages sharing of knowledge and resources with interesting projects ahead of it, and you possess the above skills, reap the rewards of becoming part of our team. Let's talk!

Applications Close: 03 Oct 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).


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