Principal Policy Planner - Appeals (fixed-term 2 years)
Waikato District Council
Ngaruawahia, NZ
3d ago

The Resource Management Policy team at WDC has some exciting opportunities (the role below is one of five)

As a result of internal promotions and team growth, the Resource Management Policy team has some exciting opportunities to shape 'what's next' for land use planning in the fast-growing Waikato District.

With decisions on the Proposed District Plan being released on 17 January, there are two new fixed-term opportunities to support the team's response to any appeals.

In addition, the three permanent roles of Team Leader, Principal Planner and Policy Planner provide a chance across various levels of seniority to shape up and advance Council's future District Plan work programme.

This will include responses to national policy direction, regional and sub-regional frameworks, and Council's own strategic drivers.

You will be welcomed by a tight-knit existing team that will value your fresh perspective and approach, and supported by an organisation that understands the value and complexity of planning.

Principal Policy Planner - Appeals - Fixed-term 2 years - The intended start date will be in late February 2022

Who are we looking for :

As a Principal Planner - Appeals working in the Resource Management Policy Team you will work closely with the Senior Programme Coordinator and Legal Counsel on all appeals to the Proposed Waikato District Plan.

You will provide technical leadership during the appeals process while working with a great bunch of dedicated and hardworking people who love a good morning tea, know how to have fun but also know how to get the job done.

To be successful in this role you will hold a masters degree in Planning or Resource Management and experience in local government within the Policy Planning area.

You will have experience working with Environment Court processes. You will have local government experience, a sound understanding of the Resource Management Act and other local government legislation and are focused on delivering the best outcomes for our communities in the Waikato District.

You will have opportunities to mentor other planners.

Working in our team means you bring new and innovative ideas, analytical thinking skills, research and evaluation skills and have the ability to work with other teams within the Planning and Policy Unit.

WDC Flexibility

Waikato District Council embraces flexible working. For the right candidate we can discuss a flexible working arrangement that works for you and the council.

The standard location of this role is at our main office in Ngaruawahia, however we have various sites across the Waikato district including Pokeno, Tuakau, Huntly, Meremere, and Raglan.

Many of our staff work from home for some of their week too. If you think this is the right role for you please don't let the location put you off, apply now.

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