Senior Environmental Data Officer

Gisborne District Council

  • Permanent
  • Gisborne

Job Description


Gisborne District Council are the proud winners of the 2019 LGNZ Excellence Awards, for our work to grow and promote the well-being of our community and people. With more and more people choosing Tairāwhiti for its lifestyle, environment and culture, it’s an exciting time to be joining our thriving and diverse region.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Environmental Data Officer to join our Environmental Monitoring team. The Senior Environmental Data Officer is responsible for the operational management and development of Councils environmental data systems. There is also responsibility for designing and implementing quality assurance systems and processes to ensure Environmental Monitoring team data collection, processing and storage adheres to National Environmental Monitoring Standards (NEMS).

Up for the challenge? Great! – ideally you’ll have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with predominant content of environmental sciences, hydrology, geography, natural resources or equivalent
  • Confidence with computers, database programs and dataset management
  • A practical understanding of the principles of data collection methodology, quality control and assurance systems
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • A full New Zealand Drivers Licence
  • Experience working with mana whenua or at least a willingness to learn 

Keen to find out more?  Great - please apply as soon as possible – we’re looking to move quickly on this. Please submit your CV and cover letter by following the link.

For our offshore applicants

We value interest from offshore talent for our future vacancies, however, due to current Covid19 border restrictions and uncertainty, we are unable to sponsor offshore applicants at this time. 

For further information please contact Peter Hancock.  

Applications close by 10AM Wednesday 19 May 2021. 

Job Location: Gisborne, Gisborne (Tūranga nui a Kiwa), New Zealand


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