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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.​​


Compliance Officer - full time permanent

With your experience in relatable compliance or enforcement roles, you will be enforcing compliance with noise control, animal control, parking and other by-laws as required. Being able to maintain a good work attitude under pressure will be one of your strengths in this small team of compliance champions. This role requires intermediate level computer and systems competencies.  

Compliance Officer position description.pdf

Closes 4pm Wednesday 16 September 2020.

​Senior Compliance Officer - full time permanent

You will be responsible for monitoring and compliance with the Resource Management Act, District Plan and The Building Act.  This role requires intermediate level computer and systems competencies and advanced interpersonal and relationship management skills.  

Senior Compliance Officer position description.pdf

Closes 4pm Wednesday 16 September 2020.

Refuse Attendant - Ōpōtiki 

Full Time Permanent

Our Ōpōtiki Resource Recovery Centre is currently looking for someone to replace a recently vacated full time position.

The nature of this position is not for the faint hearted as you will be dealing with a variety of waste and recycling product. 

We are looking for:

  • A Health and Safety conscious work attitude
  • A reasonable level of fitness and strength to be able to undertake the manual handling requirements and long periods on your feet
  • F&W endorsements
  • Self-motivated and strong team player
  • Friendly approach to customers and the public.

​To apply you can bring in your CV and complete an Application for Employment form at our offices located at 108 St John Street, Ōpōtiki or...

Closes 4pm Thursday 2 October 2020.

​Development Engineer – Full time

With Civil Engineering qualifications, you will have proven experience in subdivision and land use consent applications, a working knowledge of relevant local government legislation and environmental legislation – in particular Resource Management Act familiarity and experience. Experience with GIS systems and managing large projects is also essential.

Development Engineer position description.pdf

Closes 4pm Wednesday 16 September 2020.

Land Transport Engineer – Full time

For this role you must have Civil Engineering qualifications, proven experience in road and transport aspects and be innovative and systems focused. Ideally, your skills will complement already established systems efficiencies aligned to finance and you will have the ability to add value to the systems already in place.   

Land Transport Engineer position description.pdf

Closes 4pm Wednesday 16 September 2020.

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Equal Employment Opportunities

Ōpōtiki ​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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