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Working at Masterton District Council means being part of a motivated, professional and customer-focused team in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful districts.

Our people are the key to delivering great services for our community and they do everything from building roads to catching roaming dogs and more.

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DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

Full time permanent role

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places within 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights, (there aren’t any here,) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

The Role

In this role you will be responsible for evaluating resource consent applications in terms of civil engineering aspects for their suitability for certification, and ensure compliance with legislative requirements, Council policies and procedures, the Resource Management Act, and relevant District Plans.  You will undertake appropriate inspections of resource consent works to ensure they are undertaken in accordance with engineering and resource consent approvals to minimise Council’s risk on a liability basis.  In addition, you will assess resource and building consent applications to ensure compliance with legislative requirements, Council policies and procedures and relevant District Plans.

The Candidate

Our ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A Civil Engineering degree or Diploma with developmental engineering experience preferred
  • A demonstrated knowledge of the Resource Management Act and The Building Act
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to manage risk

More Information

At MDC we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, medical insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Check out our website to find out more about Masterton District Council.

For more information about this role, please see the position description (PDF, 197KB) or you can email [email protected]

Applying

If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5pm, Wednesday 6 October

SENIOR POLICY ADVISOR, CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Advisor: Climate Change and Environment to join our Policy team.

In this position you will be responsible for the delivery of Council’s climate change and environment work programme as well as leading and supporting the wider policy work programme that includes the development, review and monitoring of key Council and community policies, strategies, and bylaws.

Key requirements of the role

  • Experience in working on climate change and environment related projects/initiatives
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi relevant to the work being undertaken
  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or experience in a relevant field
  • Proven skills in relationship-building and working successfully in partnership with others
  • Experience working with Iwi, Hapū, Marae, and Hapori Māori would be an advantage
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good understanding of the Local Government Act (2002) and/or ability to interpret legislation

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 215KB), or call 06 370 6300, and ask for Nerissa Aramakutu, Policy Manager.

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 11 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or people who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVATOR

Work in a tight-knit team to deliver great Community projects and events, and work out in the community. Get 5 week’s annual leave and more!

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places within 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights, (there aren’t any here,) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Community Activator to join our Community Development team.

In this position you will be responsible for building relationships with the public and other stakeholders and utilising these relationships to develop the community and progress Council projects in the community. The role also includes high quality event management.

Key requirements of the role

  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • An understanding of community led development principles and practice
  • Demonstrated consultation, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is desirable

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 188KB) or email [email protected]

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 11 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TEAM LEADER

Work in a tight-knit team to deliver great Community projects and events, and work out in the community. Get 5 week’s annual leave and more!

There’s more than one reason we were named New Zealand’s ‘Most Beautiful City’ in 2017. The Tararua Ranges soar above the valley, we have beaches that are perfect for swimming and fishing, and our award-winning parks create acres of greenspace in the heart of town. And the commute? Let’s just say you can be most places within 10 minutes in our neck of the woods. Skip sitting at traffic lights, (there aren’t any here,) and get on with doing the things that make life good.

The Position

An exciting opportunity awaits the right candidate for this full-time, permanent position based in Masterton.  We are currently looking for a Community Development Team Leader to head our Community Development team.

In this position you will be responsible for leading community initiatives, providing advice and support to residents and community organisations, and various other stakeholders. This includes community-led projects and youth development. You will use your relationship skills to build a network of organisations and people to work towards the common goal of community improvement.

Your leadership skills and experience will be put to great use as you lead this small team of five, developing and coaching them to build their skills and contribute towards the work of Council.

Key requirements for the role

  • A relevant tertiary qualification(s) and/or 5+ years’ experience in a relevant field
  • Ability to develop and maintain key relationships
  • A thorough understanding of community led development principles and practice
  • Proven leadership and mentoring skills
  • Demonstrated consultation, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is desirable
  • Experience in local government is preferred

More Information

At Masterton District Council we look after our people. We offer five weeks’ annual leave, health insurance, and more (we even have free parking), and we actively invest in the development of our staff. You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 198KB) or email [email protected]

How to apply

If you believe you have the skills and attributes we are looking for please send a covering email and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

Applications close 5:00pm, Monday 18 October 2021.

Applicants must be a New Zealand Citizen/Resident or who have already secured the right to work permanently in New Zealand and hold a valid visa.

 

Beautiful Masterton

In Masterton people enjoy an outdoor lifestyle with a great climate and access to amazing natural resources. Lakes, rivers, surf beaches and mountains make our district an adventurer’s paradise.

In 2017 we were voted New Zealand’s Most Beautiful City, an honour we are proud to have achieved against strong competition from Tauranga and Napier. In fact, the judges said Masterton’s entry blew them away with its wide range of environmental and heritage conservation projects, and the strength of the community engagement “with numerous community groups working hard to make the city a safer and more beautiful community”.

Masterton offers easy living without compromising on access to resources such as great education opportunities for all ages. Our residents also run lots of active clubs and organisations that are always welcoming new members so there are lots of options for new or existing hobbies.

With a mixture of big-box retailers and small independent stores, you can buy almost anything you need from custard squares at a ‘bakery of the year’ award-winning cafe, to top designer brands like Kow Tow in the Kuripuni Shopping Village. With two cinemas, two theatres and lots of restaurants you won’t be lost for entertainment. We play host to huge events such as Wings over Wairarapa, the Balloon Fiesta and Wine and Food Festivals every year to keep your social calendar packed and the family busy.

Speculative Applications

We don’t always have roles available but we are always keen to hear from awesome people. You can send a speculative CV in the form below. This will be stored by our People and Capability team and if a job opens up that matches your skills, they’ll get in touch. Fill out the form below or send us an email.

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