Vacancies

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In Opotiki you truly can have a great work / life balance and enjoy our 'Coast by Nature'.

Sunny Ōpōtiki is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Steeped in culture, it's a district of diversity with a landscape that ranges from beautiful coastal vistas, stunning beaches and secluded valleys to crystal clear mountain streams. It's all here!

At Opotiki District Council operations are on a scale where a supportive and competent team environment allows creativity and innovation. Professional development and achievement is important and positions are often multidisciplinary or comprise both strategic and operational activity.​

Vacancies

Asset Manager

Ōpōtiki is on the edge of some challenging and exciting developments including aquaculture, the harbour development, kiwifruit, national cycleway and tourism.

What's on offer

To support this exciting journey we are looking for a strategic thinker who has proven experience and understanding of Asset Management processes applicable in NZ Local Government. Working in a small and talented team, you will have the opportunity to apply your experience and knowledge while being responsible for producing Asset Management Plans, developing tactical solutions and meeting current legislative requirements. You will manage projects as directed and be able to apply a best practice approach at all times.

Your time to shine

Ideally you will have:

  • A Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering, or a relevant qualification.
  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Excellent project management and modelling software skills
  • An advanced level of computer competency.

​It's all here

Sunny Ōpōtiki is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty only forty minutes from Whakatāne and two hours from Tauranga, Rotorua and Gisborne. Ōpōtiki's wonderful natural environment stretches along the East coast with a backdrop of bush-clad mountain ranges. From fishing, diving, hiking, mountain biking to reading a book on a beach, Ōpōtiki is the place to be for many.

Check out the position description here: Asset Manager position description​ (PDF, 58KB)

Apply online here: Asset Manager online application​.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 30 August 2019 at 4pm.​


​Asset Engineer - Stormwater / Solid Waste

Ōpōtiki is a small district that is in a period of growth. Working for Ōpōtiki Council can offer you a change in lifestyle, within a small team who get to work and play in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of New Zealand.

In this role you will have responsibility for database management, asset investigation and planning as well as field collection and data logging tasks.

You will have:

  • A Civil Engineering qualification or other suitable qualifications

  • A good understanding of Asset Management processes

  • Advanced problem solving skills

  • An understanding of survey methods

  • ​Practical ability when out in the field with a Health and Safety conscious approach.

Check out the position description here: Asset Engineer - Stormwater / Solid Waste position description​ (PDF, 58KB)

Apply online here: Asset Engineer - Stormwater / Solid Waste online application

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 30 August 2019 at 4pm.


Asset Engineer - Water Supply / Wastewater

Ōpōtiki is a small district that is in a period of growth. Working for Ōpōtiki Council can offer you a change in lifestyle, within a small team who get to work and play in one of the most beautiful coastal areas of New Zealand.

In this role you will have responsibility for database management, asset investigation and planning as well as field collection and data logging tasks.

You will have:

  • A Civil Engineering qualification or other suitable qualifications

  • A good understanding of Asset Management processes

  • Advanced problem solving skills

  • An understanding of survey methods

  • ​Practical ability when out in the field with a Health and Safety conscious approach.

Check out the position description here: Asset Engineer - Water Supply / Wastewater position description​ (PDF, 58KB)

Apply online here: Asset Engineer - Water Supply / Wastewater online application​​

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 30 August 2019 at 4pm.


Executive Support Officer

Our team are at the forefront of the district's growth.  We are looking for someone to join our team who can share in the opportunities and challenges that this presents. In this role you will provide an executive level of support to governance and our wider management team to keep the cogs turning!

The person we need will have:

  • Advanced skills using Microsoft Office Suite particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • A typing speed of 70 words per minute
  • Appreciation of scheduling and diary management
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • 5 years' experience in an administrative support role

If successful, you will be working with a great team of professionals who share a passion for our district, reaching our long term goals and sharing in those successes. 

Check out the position description here: Executive Support Officer position description​ (PDF, 207KB)

Apply online here: Executive Support Officer online application

APPLICATIONS CLOSE Wednesday 21 August 2019 at 4pm.​


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​​​​​​Equal Employment Opportunities

Opotiki District Council is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Employers Group.

​Members endeavour to recruit, reward and develop employees on the basis of merit, recognising that effectively managing New Zealand's diverse population can lead to increased creativity, engagement and productivity.​​

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