Environmental Protect Officer
3d ago

Marlborough District Council (MDC) is made up of a diverse workforce who pride themselves on providing a safe and healthy workplace.

As a Unitary Authority, MDC provides unique opportunities for their people to learn and grow across a wide range of functions.

MDC’s values and behaviours are based on Respect, Professionalism and Integrity. Council is committed to an environment that supports professional development, an equal opportunities workplace, and a positive culture.

MDC is now seeking a full-time Environmental Protection Officer to join their team in Blenheim, situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough region on New Zealand's south island.

This is a Monday to Friday role with occasional rostered after hours work, as required.

Reporting to the Compliance Manager and working within a team of approximately 7-9 Environmental Protection Officers, this role will see you monitoring resource consents and responding to customer concerns to ensure the Marlborough region maintains its high standard of environmental protection and compliance.

This could include anything from compliance issues regarding winery waste, through to marine farms, air pollution or water quality.

Some of your day-to-day duties will include (but not be limited to) :

  • Formulating strategies for enforcement of the Resource Management Act (RMA) and Bylaws;
  • Understanding and investigating complaints objectively and impartially;
  • Preparing and presenting evidence to Council hearings and potentially to Court;
  • Informing and educating landowners and businesses on the benefits of consent compliance; and
  • Fostering working relationships with industry to minimise their environmental impacts.
  • Ideally, you will hold previous experience in an environmental protection or similar role with the proven ability to interpret key policies, legislation and procedures.

    Tertiary qualifications in resource management, environmental science, compliance or similar will be highly regarded but are not essential, providing you can demonstrate sound judgment and decision making skills, with an investigative mind and an aptitude for dealing with compliance issues that can at times be complex and contentious.

    As this is a customer facing role, the ability to provide high-level customer service and engage with internal and external stakeholders, from all walks of life, will be key to your success.

    You will have exceptional communication skills, be comfortable working collaboratively, and have the conflict resolution skills to navigate occasional difficult situations.

    The role offers a good mixture of indoor and outdoor work, as well as a competitive salary depending on the knowledge, skill, and experience you bring to the organisation.

    If this sounds like the role for you then please apply.

    Applications close at 5 : 00 pm on 28 July 2021 .

    Applications should be made online via the careers section of Marlborough District Council’s website where you will find full information on the vacancy and how to apply.

    For further information you are welcome to contact Jamie Clark (Compliance Manager) on james.clark marlborough.govt.nz.

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