Senior Resource Scientist - Land & Soil

As a unitary authority we work hard to ensure our natural resources are managed for the benefit of present and future generations. In this newly created role we're looking for a Senior Resource Scientist to support us with strengthening our Environmental Information team to achieve the aim of delivering sustainable land management planning and environmental works programmes.

Based in Richmond, in the heart of the Tasman Region, this role is primarily involved with provision of scientific expertise and advice to meet the Council's objectives through environmental monitoring of the effectiveness of resource plans and soil health for "state of the environment reporting". In addition you will undertake targeted investigations into soil resources, storm event assessment, and hazard risk and erosion susceptibility. You will also oversee a small team of forestry, contaminated land and farm planning staff.

We envisage you will be a strong role model, capable of developing, motivating and leading a small team. This will be complemented by your solid technical capability and understanding of regional environmental issues, which will enable you to make a strong contribution to advocacy and education about sustainable environmental management and effective implementation of riparian management and erosion control with landowners, community groups and land based industries. On top of this you'll be a skilled communicator at ease writing professional reports and presenting information to Council, management, or the public.

If you are passionate about caring for our environment, comprising world-renowned landscapes and strong primary production sector, then this is the role for you. In return, we offer ongoing professional development, a variety of challenging and interesting work, relocation assistance and an excellent range of benefits. Apply now!

You can view the full details, and submit your application online at or for more information contact the Human Resources Team on Ph. 03 543 7229.

Applications close 31 January 2021

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: 5326523

Location: Tasman

Closing Date: Sunday, 31 January 2021