Environmental Specialists

Job type: 
Auckland Council
Auckland CBD
New Zealand
Apply By (date): 
Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 00:00


  • A great opportunity to be part of RIMU
  • Enjoy the benefits of working in a supportive and high performing work environment
  • Based in Auckland CBD


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


If you are you passionate about Auckland’s environment and are looking for a unique career in environmental monitoring, reporting and analysis, we could have the role for you!  This is a great opportunity for those who are looking for a fresh challenge to further your scientific and field monitoring skills, and have experience working with environmental databases or GIS.

We are looking for two Environmental Specialists to help deliver the core environmental monitoring programmes in Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU). RIMU is responsible for monitoring and reporting on Auckland’s environment. We collect, process, analyse and evaluate a wide range of environmental data across the marine, freshwater, land and air domains to provide high-quality evidence and information to decision makers and Aucklanders to assist with policy development, strategy implementation and programme evaluation.


We are looking for new team members in the following areas:


  • Freshwater – experience or qualifications in the freshwater science field (particularly water quality), collecting, processing and evaluating data, managing technical projects and undertaking report writing
  • Terrestrial biodiversity – experience or qualifications in terrestrial biodiversity monitoring techniques, collecting, processing and evaluating data, managing technical projects and undertaking report writing.


He kōrero mōu: About you


Key requirements of all the roles include collecting high-quality monitoring data, managing operational logistics, supporting data collection and processing across a range of programmes, and supporting continuous improvement of our processes.  In addition to having excellent written and verbal communication skills, you’ll also enjoy working as a team and coming up with innovative solutions to deploy environmental monitoring equipment and to manage complex databases.  Having a passion for the outdoors and upholding an excellent health and safety attitude is critical.


Relevant experience and ideally a degree or equivalent qualification in environmental science is required.  An understanding of New Zealand’s regulatory framework and local government processes would be desirable as would any experience with policy effectiveness monitoring and evaluation.


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


In addition to the employee benefits you will enjoy, we offer you the opportunity to be part of our highly engaged and supportive Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) environment teams - a collective of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about the preservation of Auckland’s environment. 


Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity!  Apply today!    


As this role requires that you have a full driver’s license, it is considered safety sensitive and therefore requires drug and alcohol testing.


Applications close Sunday 14 July 2019


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.