New Zealand nationals: Hydrology Monitoring Officer

Northland Regional Council
Whangarei, New Zealand
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Reference: 5313788

  • Permanent opportunity - 37.5 hours per week
  • A mix of field and office-based, multi-disciplinary focus

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council… we aren't about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region's incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

Toitū te whenua, toitū to moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

Why do we hire Hydrology Monitoring Officers?

There are community-wide benefits from monitoring and understanding our various water resources and risks in Northland. Our Hydrology Operations team focus on monitoring and reporting on water quantity for the purposes of flood warning, informing engineering projects, the security of supply and ways to sustainably manage surface water and groundwater in Northland. Considering the importance of water supply to the region's economy, the inherent natural values of our waterways and the region's susceptibility to hazardous flooding, the information produced by persons in this role is of huge value.

The opportunity

You will undertake the collection of rainfall, groundwater, tidal, river level and flow data. However, data collection is just the beginning of this opportunity, you will install, service and maintain the data collection equipment and hydrological equipment, process data to national standards, provide reporting to internal and external stakeholders, perform compliance monitoring of resource consents and state of the environment monitoring.

This newly created role is based in our Whangarei office. Come and enjoy Northland's surfing, fishing, boating, beaches and other natural wonders that the area has to offer.

Are you up for it?

This role would suit someone who can work independently as well as part of a team. Someone who is always looking for new and improved ways of doing things and has a passion for caring for the environment, especially our water.

You will have a tertiary qualification in hydrology, science, environmental monitoring or similar, at least 3 years' experience in hydrology. Experience with time series and telemetry software such as Hilltop and Hydrotel is preferred.

What's in it for you?

Our team has grown a lot over the years, but our small organisation culture is still here. We celebrate our efforts, share wedding/baby pictures, host many shared morning teas, enjoy outings, annual fishing competitions and brunches, and have a lot of fun together. We have an active social club that comes up with great ideas, but if you're also interested in the tangible stuff, we have that too, check out -

What's next?

The work we do really makes a difference and if you are someone who is motivated to contribute to the management of Northland's environment, check out the position description and apply today.

Applications close on 14th January 2021 and must be submitted online.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa.

Applications Close: 14 Jan 2021