Compliance Officer
Bay of Plenty Regional Council
Tauranga, NZ
2d ago

Thriving together mō te taiao, mō ngā tāngata.

Our environment and our people go hand-in-hand.

  • Looking for a Career Change? Permanent, full time role available.
  • Located in sunny Whakatāne, sunshine capital of Aotearoa.
  • Flexible working arrangements and perks including insurance available.
  • We have an exciting opportunity to join our Regulatory Compliance team as a Compliance Officer, specialising in forestry and earthworks.

    This is a permanent role, working 40 hours per week, based in Whakatāne. There is a lot of variety and regional travel in this role and on any given day, you could expect to cover sites from the East Cape to Paengaroa.

    Ngā āhuatanga o te mahi / Details of the job

    The Regulatory Compliance team promotes good environmental outcomes and environmental stewardship by delivering three core services : compliance monitoring of resource consents, responding to environmental complaints and enforcing compliance with the Resource Management Act (RMA), regional plans, and national regulations and standards

    As a Compliance Officer you will carry out resource consents (compliance) inspections of forestry / earthworks sites, rural land conversions, quarries, large civil construction, stream repairs, gravel extraction and coastal structures.

    Site inspections may include hazardous sites, remote locations and working alone so it is important that you are comfortable in this type of environment.

    You will also :

  • Provide plan interpretation and guidance to forestry operators to meet regional plan requirements, NES-PF and best practice standards.
  • Provide advice on undertaking earthworks to regional plan requirements and best practice guidelines.
  • Respond to pollution hotline incidents to protect your community and the environment.
  • There will also be opportunity to work in other areas of compliance to further your knowledge base and support your team members.
  • You will be joining a highly motivated and friendly team who aim to ensure development activities involving water, geothermal, air, land and coastal resources do not negatively impact on the natural environment or put people’s health at risk.

    We operate with a strong can do’ approach and pride ourselves on collaborating with stakeholders and organisation alike throughout the region.

    Ō pūmanawa / Your skills and experience

    We’re looking for a confident individual who is passionate about their work and has the ability to work autonomously and communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences. You will also have :

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent level of experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience or the equivalent level of experience, preferably in the earthworks industry on sites requiring regional resource consents, or experience as a Regulatory Compliance Officer managing a variety of resource consents.
  • Excellent working knowledge of forestry and earthworks practices and the potential environmental risks.
  • Good comprehension of national and regional regulations / plans associated with forestry and earthworks.
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail to accurately record site details and input into databases.
  • Hold a full New Zealand driver’s licence.
  • Ko wai mātou / Who we are

    As the Bay of Plenty Regional Council Toi Moana, our work guides and supports the region's sustainable development and is focused around four community outcomes : a healthy environment, freshwater for life, safe and resilient communities and a vibrant region.

    We are a values-driven organisation, and we have a reputation for looking after our people. People like working for us because :

  • Toi Moana is a great organisation to work for and our region is a great place to live in.
  • We’ll support you to grow and develop.
  • We are flexible with the way you work.
  • We have a competitive salary and leave package, including extra paid leave over Christmas / New Year.
  • Who you are is important to us. We welcome diversity as an opportunity to grow our teams and are keen to support people of all gender identities, ages, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and disabilities / abilities.

    We want the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to be a place where you can bring your whole self to work.

    A competitive salary will be offered to the successful candidate which will be commensurate with relevant experience.

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