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Environment Southland : Resource Management Investigator


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

We have an exciting opportunity for a person who has proven investigative and enforcement skills, combined with knowledge of the Resource Management Act, Criminal Procedures Act 2011 and other relevant legislation.

The successful applicant will demonstrate attention to detail, have excellent communication skills and the ability to manage complex prosecutions from interviewing through to the conclusion of the court process.

An understanding of the agricultural sector and skill at dealing with sensitive and confidential issues is essential and you must be able to adapt under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

This is a role that will provide many challenges, but will also give you the opportunity to utilise a wide range of skills and enhance your knowledge of the legal system.

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.

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 $85,170-$95,190 per annum.

The closing date for applications is 18 September 2022

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, go to: and enter ref code: 6070181 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.