Environmental Data Analyst

At the Otago Regional Council (ORC), our mission is ‘for our future’. We’re here to protect and enhance the environment and enable our communities to do the same. To be sure we can deliver on our responsibilities, we are evolving as an organisation, and we’re not overstating when we say we have some really big targets to reach. We need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

As an Environmental Data Analyst at ORC, you’ll be responsible for providing oversight of telemetry and time series database systems ensuring the Environmental Monitoring Team is supported in its data collection and flood warning functions. You will be maintaining and developing effective and efficient data systems including public web portal views, with the primary focus on environmental databases. You will provide this by the collation, validation, archiving and dissemination of the key environmental parameters of water quantity and quality and air quality to enable the Council to make informed decisions. Project management and strong communication skills will be valued, as will your commitment to a great team environment. Providing accurate information on the natural resources of Otago to external and internal stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner will be paramount.

Position Description

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • a tertiary qualification in IT, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology or similar;
  • 3 years’ experience managing environmental databases such as Hilltop, Aquarius or Kisters products;
  • comprehensive knowledge of telemetry systems, HydroTel or similar, including IP communication;
  • the ability to programme using Visual Basic;
  • understanding of SQL Manager or SQL Reporting Services;
  • an understanding of data collection, processing and archiving principles.

We think Otago’s a pretty special place. It covers a vast area – the third largest local government region in New Zealand. Those who call Otago home enjoy access to mountains, coastal lowlands, dramatic rivers and wild beaches. Our environment here is part of who we are, and at ORC, we work each day to look after it.

If you share this passion and can align your skills and experience to what we’ve outlined above, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

Please complete the online application form for the position that you are applying for, attach your cover letter and CV detailing your relevant qualifications and experience and submit.

For further information, please contact human.resources@orc.govt.nz

Applications close Thursday, 22nd April 2021.

Apply online now >>

Please note. We don’t always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering and interviewing candidates as their applications are received so we encourage you to apply early.

If you are having problems submitting your details through the online form, please email human.resources@orc.govt.nz

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