Freshwater Ecologist – Northland Regional Council – Whangarei

  • Full Time
  • Whangarei
  • 12/02/2021

Website Northland Regional Council

  • Permanent opportunity – 37.5 hours per week
  • Relocation package may be available for the successful candidate

A few things you should know about Northland Regional Council… we aren’t about parking tickets, roading, building consents or any of that stuff! Our work is ultimately about working together to care for our region’s incredible environment and many communities, matching our skills and resources with the vision and aspirations of our people.

Toitū te whenua, toitū to moana, toitū te tangata. If the land is well, if the sea is well, the people will thrive.

Why do we need a Freshwater Ecologist?

Our freshwater is a valuable resource and our communities want a more advanced understanding of freshwater ecosystems to ensure their sustainable management. There is community-wide benefit from monitoring and understanding our freshwater ecosystems in Northland. Our Natural Resources Science Team focuses on providing environmental scientific advice and expertise supporting evidence-based policy development and decision-making for the sustainable management of our freshwater, coastal, air and soil resources.

The opportunity

You will undertake scientific investigations to help further develop our understanding of past and existing impacts on freshwater ecosystems in Northland. You will perform statistical analysis, reporting and provide advice and expertise to a wide range of customers and have opportunities to be involved in national projects. Another key component will be assisting with the development and review of scientific strategic directions for the Department.

This role is based at our Whangarei Office in the Northland Region, home to famous white sand beaches, wineries and a scenic escape from big city life. A great lifestyle opportunity exists here to live in a district where you’re only a short trip to the coast to enjoy the amazing surfing, fishing, boating, beaches and other natural wonders that the area has to offer.

Are you up for it?

This role would suit someone who is motivated to make a positive difference in our environment and ready to take on an exciting challenge in freshwater ecology spaces for our region.

You will ideally have a post-graduate qualification in Environmental Science specialising in Freshwater Ecology and ideally have 10 years’ experience in a similar role. An in-depth understanding of freshwater ecosystems, National Environmental Monitoring Standards and the Resource Management Act is required.

What’s next?

Need more info? Contact the Natural Resources Science Manager on 0800 002 004.

If you like what we are about and are keen to join our team, then check out the position description and apply today.

Applications close at 4pm on 12 February 2021.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency/citizenship or a valid NZ work visa.


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