Policy Planner/Principal Planner - Environmental Policy


Making great communities takes great people - will you be one of them?

Do you want to develop your policy expertise in a Unitary Authority context? Our district is experiencing high levels of growth, providing Council with a variety of development challenges and opportunities.

Based in our Richmond offices we are looking for a motivated individual with policy and district planning experience, including exposure to policy development. The primary focus will be on urban and rural development meaning you will have the opportunity to work on a range of policy topics. We are a small dedicated environmental policy team with a diverse portfolio of policy issues, so you will also have various opportunities to get involved in other areas.

Your knowledge of a wide range of environmental legislation, policy and plan making and consent processes will be highly valued, along with the ability to work autonomously and under tight time constraints. You will also apply excellent stakeholder and relationship management skills, with a dedicated commitment to customer service when dealing with a range of people internally and externally.

We are open to appointment at intermediate or senior level, you may be a policy planner with some relevant experience or a senior looking to progress your career as Principal Planner. As a Principal Planner you will be a seasoned policy professional, able to see the ‘bigger picture' while being a great communicator and mentor, experienced in all phases of policy lifecycle and possessing an extensive understanding of the RMA including local authority responsibilities and functions. Another key part of the role will be to lead a number of policy related projects such as the current review of our Regional Policy Statement and Resource Management Plans. We are a Unitary Authority which means we offer the advantage of variety to our team.

If you are keen to help shape Tasman and its environment for current and future generations, then this is the job for you. We offer a friendly and supportive working environment that will allow you to advance your professional career profile while also providing flexibility to achieve a successful work life balance. Apply today!

You can view the full details, and submit your application online at http://careers.tasman.govt.nz/Vacancies or for more information contact the Human Resources Team on Ph. 03 543 7229.

Applications close 02 March 2020

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5027237

Location: Tasman

Closing Date: Monday, 2 March 2020