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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.

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Total Record(s): 10

Team Leader - Health and Safety

Join us in building a safer and healthier future for our community. Make a difference with your expertise and leadership skills.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6454613 | Closing Date: 23 Oct 2023


Are you looking for a role where you can truly make a difference to Tasman's Community by having stewardship of our maritime areas, rivers, and lakes? This is a rare opportunity!

Location: Motueka | Job ID: 6453110 | Closing Date: 23 Oct 2023

Road Network Coordinator

We have a highly experienced transportation team who will be available to mentor and assist your growth. Come learn from some of the best!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6451868 | Closing Date: 04 Oct 2023

Resource Scientist - River Health

Are you passionate about the health of our rivers and continuing to make the Tasman Region a great place to live? Then this is the role for you!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6450107 | Closing Date: 15 Oct 2023

Procurement Specialist

If you are a results-driven Procurement Specialist ready to make a significant impact in a community focused organisation, then we have a role for you!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6449636 | Closing Date: 08 Oct 2023

Audit and Risk Advisor

If you're an Audit and Risk professional passionate about financial accountability, risk management and making a positive impact in your community then keep reading.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6449630 | Closing Date: 08 Oct 2023

Community Policy Advisor

Do you have a passion for supporting communities and enjoy working with people who actively make a positive difference to the region? We want to hear from you. Making great communities takes great people.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6449372 | Closing Date: 09 Oct 2023

Engineering Cadet

We have an exciting opportunity for a student to learn alongside their studies or kick start their career in Engineering starting February 2024.

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6449186 | Closing Date: 08 Oct 2023

Development Engineer

Choose your favourite location to live and work - Richmond, Motueka, or Takaka. Come and work in Tasman, where all the best bits of New Zealand are in one place!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6440717 | Closing Date: 11 Oct 2023

Development Engineering Officer

Tasman is a region with a growing economy, picture-postcard landscapes, beaches and numerous National Parks. Thinking change? Think Tasman!

Location: Richmond | Job ID: 6440645 | Closing Date: 08 Oct 2023

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 mid June. All applications must be submitted online via the vacancy on our Vacancies page between mid June 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). 

If you're an Engineering student interested in a Rivers Engineering career/Summer Student position, check out this website for more information - Careers | Resilient River Communities (

  • 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.