New Zealand nationals: Water Quality Science Officer

Gisborne District Council
Gisbourne, New Zealand
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Job Description

fixed term 14 months

Gisborne District Council are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region.

Do you have a passion for sustainable freshwater management? Do you enjoy a mix of office and field work? We have an exciting fixed term position for a Water Quality Science Officer now available within Council’s Environmental Monitoring and Science Section.

  • Focus on drinking water, wastewater and groundwater sampling, but also some river and coastal water quality sampling programs
  • Sample logistics and maintaining relationships with our analytical laboratory contractors and key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Quality control, analyses and reporting to do with the above water quality results.

Ideal candidates must be able to swim, legally work in NZ and drive a manual vehicle. Your strong science skills will be complemented by a can do attitude and a keenness for involvement in both fieldwork and management of the critical environmental data which is collected.  You won’t be afraid to do plenty of driving and get your hands dirty from time to time!

If you think you have what it takes and can see yourself contributing to our environment and community, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact Peter Hancock for further information.

Applications Close: 10am Friday, 26 June 2020