Taranaki Regional Council

  • Posted: 08 Jun 2021
  • Location: South Taranaki
  • Work Type: Full Time
  • Classification: Government & council
We have an exciting opportunity for a Land Management Officer - Hill Country to join our team.

About us

The Taranaki Regional Council works with the Taranaki community to help make the region a fantastic place to live, play and do business.

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of Taranaki's natural and physical resources, while advocating for the regions interests.

Implementing sustainable land management practices to reduce sediment generation in the hill country has been highlighted as an issue of national importance by the government. Become a part of our Land Management team to help landowners achieve this and enhance your career in this exciting and rewarding area of work.

About the role

The Land Management Officer will work with our hill country farmers to promote sustainable land management and is part of the wider Land Services team responsible for implementing the Council's sustainable land management programmes. Advisory and extension services are provided to land users on an individual property basis, without charge, and our innovative, well-resourced and widely-accepted environmental enhancement programmes are in strong demand.

About you

You will need a relevant tertiary qualification and an understanding of forestry and soil conservation practices would be advantageous.

The Council is a busy environment where you will enjoy utilising your effective influencing skills to promote and achieve the implementation of sustainable land management practices. You will need to be versatile, resourceful and have exceptional communication and liaison skills. The work is conducted in all weathers and often on rough terrain, so good health and physical fitness is essential, as is clean current driver's licence for a manual vehicle.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:
•The ability to organise and prioritise duties
•The ability to foster community and individual land user understanding of the need to use land resources in a sustainable manner
•A sound practical knowledge of rural activities that will enable you to develop a rapport with land users
•Strong computer literacy, including Microsoft and GIS
•Ideally an understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 and/or National Policy Statement for Freshwater 2020

What's on offer

Taranaki Regional Council offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment:
•Flexible working policies
•A family friendly work environment
•On-site gym
•Social club

Interested? Here's how to apply

The job description is available by clicking on the link below. For any further information, please call Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127.

Applications close on Monday, 5 July 2021 and must be made directly through our website www.trc.govt.nz/council-jobs