Environmental Incident Responder

At the Otago Regional Council, our mission is to support the sustainable management of our environment. We’ve recently made some transformational changes within our organisation, enabling us to focus on how we work together to be sure we can deliver on our promises and continually improve how we serve our communities. We’re not overstating when we say we have some big targets to reach, and now we need the right people, in the right roles, to help us to get there.

The Opportunity

The Investigations team at ORC are on the look-out for an Environmental Incident Responder to join them in a full time, permanent capacity - supporting them as they strive for excellence in the provision of customer service, whilst also delivering in the achievement of great outcomes for our regional rate-payers.

We are looking for a tireless individual to provide professional, legally and technically sound services to the Council for undertaking any incident or complaint response including the investigation and enforcement action under the legislation ORC is responsible for.

About You

Attending incidents requires attention to detail in gathering evidence in the initial action phase, preliminary investigation phase and collating that information and submitting it in a structured file. An investigative background is highly desirable and in addition knowledge in farming practices, trades and other environmental topics will be a strong asset. A tertiary qualification in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Biology or a Chemistry related field would be a bonus but not necessary if you have a general understanding of environmental issues and a sound practical knowledge of conducting a basic investigation. Your strong organisational skills and ability to thrive in a complex work environment will benefit you along with your skill to quickly build relationships with external and internal stakeholders. There is an additional requirement to be a member of the 24/7 Pollution Hotline.

So, why ORC? Well, we think Otago is an amazing place – to live in, work in and to visit. At the Otago Regional Council, we’re proud to be working each day, together with our communities, to keep it that way for our future.

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!

Position Description

How to Apply

Please note, NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa is essential for this role.

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 Jac Grey, Recruitment and Learning Partner – human.resources@orc.govt.nz

Apply online now >>

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

Applications close Wednesday 21 August 2019.


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