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Environment Southland : Senior Consents Officer / Principal Consents Officer


Looking for a challenging role to make a difference for the environment?

Our dynamic and energetic resource Consents team plays a key role in delivering Environment Southland’s vision for a thriving Southland. To help us achieve this, we are looking for an intelligent and enthusiastic resource planner to join us. This role is complex, fast paced and varied and offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Are you up for the challenge?

As a Senior Consents Officer, you will have experience to a senior level as a resource planner or a relevant field, and a tertiary qualification in an area of environmental management. You will also have the ability to think outside of the box, provide excellent customer service, be a team player, be comfortable with IT systems, and have a great sense of humour.

As the Principal Consents Officer, you will be a highly experienced practitioner with mentoring experience, who can confidently and competently provide advice and information on the Resource Management Act 1991 and the consents process in particular, as well as the Council’s policies and plans as necessary. As well as your consent processing workload, you will also advise and assist Consents Officers and Senior Consents Officer with the technical aspects of the consenting process as required. You will also coach and mentor less experienced team members with a positive, constructive and development focus and model positive and professional behaviours for the team.

We can offer you:

  • Forward thinking resource management work with an inclusive team;
  • A positive and supportive work culture.
  • Great employment conditions and market based remuneration

Southland offers you:

  • Lots of interesting environmental issues
  • Wilderness at your back door;
  • Affordable housing;
  • Short commutes;
  • The Southern Lights.

Environment Southland is responsible under the Resource Management Act 1991 for looking after the region’s natural and physical resources. You could have a fundamental part in achieving this, so come and join us.

Senior Consents Officer: An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $85,170-$95,190.

Principal Consents Officer: An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $91,970-$102,790.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, go to to apply and upload your CV and cover letter. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key skills required for this role.

Closing date: 28 August 2022