About the organisation
At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), their mission is for our future’. ORC is here to protect and enhance the environment and enable their communities to do the same.
To be sure ORC can deliver on its responsibilities, they are evolving as an organisation, and they’re not overstating when they say they have some really big targets to reach.
ORC need the right people, in the right roles, to help them get there.
Otago is a pretty special environment and ORC are committed to working with their communities to ensure it stays that way now, and for the future.
With a number of challenges on the horizon - freshwater, climate change, biodiversity and urban development the Science Team at ORC play a critical role in providing scientific expertise to inform decisions particularly with regard to natural resource management.
About the opportunity
The Scientist Biodiversity role provides scientific expertise to inform decisions for Otago’s future, by providing professional scientific research services to the Council for monitoring, resource investigation, evaluation, planning, resource consents, and other regulatory activities.
In this role, you will not only work within your specific discipline but also across functions, supporting Senior Scientists in solving problems and coming up with effective solutions collectively.
Reporting to the Team Leader Biodiversity, the Scientist Biodiversity takes overall accountability for :
This role needs a driven, science-minded individual, with relevant technical experience, who is willing to learn and also understands the importance of working collaboratively. Is this you?
To be successful in this role, you will ideally :
If you adopt a collaborative approach to research, are willing to learn and actively make decisions in an ethical and trustworthy way, then this could be the role for you.
Not your research area? Otago Regional Council are advertising for Scientists and Senior Scientists in other disciplines.
Should you be interested and wish to enquire further, please visit the Decipher Group website or contact the consultant below.
How to apply
To discover more about Otago Regional Council, visit
For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Katy Boyle on 027 278 2860 or by email to
Applications close : 21 August 2020