Do you have a natural rapport with animals and care about their welfare? Do you also have the confidence and empathy to work with animals and people in sometimes difficult situations?
You can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and endless recreational activities that Invercargill has to offer with Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins on our doorstep.
As New Zealand's southernmost city we proudly encourage a good work-life balance and with direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch, and Wellington the rest of the world is also within easy reach.
With a high level of confidence, our prosperous southern city is undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history.
Invercargill's reputation for being family-friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, and amazing facilities.
We are looking for an energetic and dedicated Animal Control Officer to join our Environmental Services team on a permanent full-time basis.
In this position, you will be responsible for animal ranging and control; following up on complaints; conducting investigations and writing reports whilst demonstrating consistency and compliance with legislation.
Feeding, exercising, cleaning and general welfare of animals in our care facility; and presenting educational programmes to groups are also key responsibilities of this position.
The successful candidate will have excellent customer service and communication skills, conflict management and negotiation skills, and a clean driver's licence.
Previous experience in a compliance or enforcement role and would be advantageous.
At Invercargill City Council we pride ourselves on our values - positivity, respect, responsibility and above and beyond.
Finding the right fit for our team is really important to us and we work hard to provide an environment reflective of these values.
The Invercargill City Council is committed to the wellbeing and protection of children, the elderly and vulnerable adults.
As a component of this role involves interaction with one or more of the above groups, as part of the assessment of candidates, we will require Police Vetting and a Pre-employment Alcohol and Drug Screening test to ensure we are providing a safe environment for our customers and members of the public.
Please note that we may begin shortlisting as applications are received and could remove this advertisement at any time.
Please note, all applicants will need to have the right to live and work in New Zealand. While all applications will be reviewed, only those who meet our criteria will be contacted.