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Environment Southland : Resource Management Officer – Technical


At Environment Southland, we actively work towards enhancing the experience of living and working in a sustainable region.

As a Resource Management Officer – Technical, you will have a sound level of environmental and industrial knowledge as well as the ability to manage and reprioritise ever-changing workloads. You will develop relationships throughout Council, with consent holders, the general public and industry representatives. You will be comfortable working in unknown situations dealing with complex compliance issues exercising discretion in non-compliance situations to obtain the best environmental outcome, retaining organisational goals and values and maintaining consistency with legislation while maintaining professional relationships and maintaining your own safety and wellbeing.

This role will consist of fieldwork, however, the role will predominately be office based including assessment of reports, assessment of scientific-based data, information gathering, providing advice and education, and assisting with investigations.

You will need excellent communication skills to connect with the diverse range of people we support across Southland. Although part of a team, you will often be working alone and will need a demonstrated ability to remain calm under pressure.

Experience in any of the following disciplines, although not essential would be an advantage:

  • investigations and inspections within compliance/regulatory environment;
  • experience with industrial consents and operating practices;

A proven ability to effectively deal with conflict is required, as is a good understanding of relevant environmental issues that affect the Southland region.

Successful applicants will be police-vetted and, after training, will be required to participate in an on‑call roster.

In return, Environment Southland can offer you a dynamic and friendly working environment, access to a wide range of technology, training and support, and the chance to make a real difference to Southland’s natural environment.

Beaches, ski fields, 4 out of 10 of NZ Great Walks, national parks, lakes and fiords are all a short journey from Invercargill. Combined with reasonable house prices, short commutes and a relaxed pace of life, it all makes Southland a great place to live and work.

An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $66,640 – $74,480.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2022

To apply for this job go to: and enter ref code: 6040109.