Environmental Scientist

State of the Environment, fixed-term (14 months)

Do you want to work for the present and future benefit of a prosperous and vibrant region with a high quality natural environment? At Taranaki Regional Council, our mission is to responsibly and effectively promote the sustainable use, development and protection of Taranaki's natural and physical resources while representing and advocating Taranaki's regional interests.

The role of Environmental Scientist - State of the Environment is part of our wider Science Services team and is particularly responsible for supporting the delivery of the Council's state of the environment monitoring responsibilities and programmes as required under the Resource Management Act 1991. This fixed-term, parental leave cover role includes coordinating the implementation of state of the environment monitoring programmes associated with the environmental resources of the region, the Council's policy documents, and national obligations. This integral role provides technical reporting to senior staff and other Environmental Scientists on state of the environment monitoring, reporting, and interpretation across freshwater, marine, soils, terrestrial ecology environmental domains, and contributes to the Council's policy and plan development and review. The role combines technical competence integrating interpretation across all environmental domains, and the ability to communicate effectively.

The successful candidate will ideally hold a post-graduate or graduate qualification in one or more science disciplines, together with working knowledge of the current and proposed national policy statement and national environmental standard for freshwater. Proven practical experience in the understanding of ecosystem functionality would be advantageous together with natural resource monitoring and data interpretation. Both range and depth of experience will be considered. Statistical skills are a necessary part of the position. A high degree of self motivation is essential, as is the ability to provide technical support and motivate other staff in a project management capacity. You will be able to deliver projects (including preparation and completion of reporting, and data transfer) on time and within budget and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Accuracy, integrity, and commitment to quality are essential.

Taranaki Regional Council, based in Stratford, offers an attractive workplace in a friendly and supportive environment. More details, including the job description, are available on our website www.trc.govt.nz. For any further information, please Karen Smylie, HR Manager on (06) 765 7127.

Applications close on Thursday, 24 October 2019 and must be made directly through our website www.trc.govt.nz

The Council is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunities.

Permanent Full Time

Job no: JIAO945093

Location: Taranaki Regional

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019