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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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WHEN APPLYING
If you want to apply for a vacancy here at Masterton District Council you must complete an Employment Application Form, to accompany your CV and Cover Letter.

Job Vacancies

Roading Engineer

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town (or the life-style blocks just out of town)? Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here). It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support the great space that is called Masterton. Here at MDC we are looking for Roading Engineer.

The role includes, but is not limited to:
The Roading Engineer provides professional high-quality services for roading and associated infrastructure in the district that supports Council’s Community outcomes. The role is focused on working within a team of Roading Engineers to develop and deliver a proactive programme of work. This work will ensure the maintenance of the district’s roading infrastructure and improve the safety and resilience of the roading network.

The key skills and experiences we are looking for include:

  • Diploma or bachelor’s in engineering (Civil or Mechanical) or NZCE or equivalent. A broad experience or knowledge in the provision of roading services is desirable.
  • A NZQA certified procurement qualification is desirable.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing a work programme in roading or a relevant discipline.
  • Contractor management skills and experience, including being Engineer’s Representative.
  • Knowledge of relevant roading, engineering, NZTA and local government legislation, policies and processes.
  • Possess a good level of computer literacy, including spreadsheets, databases and word processing programmes, with RAMM expertise is desirable.
  • Be capable of writing reports and letters to a set standard in accordance with Council procedure and layout.
  • Hold full driver’s licence.

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call Roading Services Manager, Kaine Jaquiery on 06 370 6300.

What we offer
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Subsidised Medical insurance
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

Applying
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, You must please email us an Employment Application form (can be found on the MDC job vacancies page), cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5:00pm, Wednesday 7 December 2022.

Environmental Health Officer

There’s something great about living and working in Masterton. We can’t tell if it’s the Tararua Ranges that impress our view. Maybe it’s the award-winning parks that provide acres of greenspace right in the heart of town (or the life-style blocks just out of town)? Maybe it’s the commute, or should we say, lack of (no traffic lights here).

It’s like getting a double shot of coffee in the morning when you live here and when you work with Masterton District Council (MDC) to create and support the great space that is called Masterton. Here at MDC we are looking for another fantastic person to complement our Environmental Services Team in the role of Environmental Health Officer.

The Environmental Health Officer role:
We are seeking an EHO all-rounder. You will ensure legislative requirements are being met in, alcohol licensing, food premises and other businesses operating under a health licence, such as hairdressers and beauty therapists. You will also be carrying out drinking water and environmental monitoring, which includes sampling for Masterton Districts drinking water supplies, wastewater treatment plants, recreational water supplies and other locations as required to meet Masterton District Council compliance responsibilities. You will also be responding to noise and environmental health service requests to maintain, protect and improve the health, safety and wellbeing of our community.

Ideally, we are looking for a qualified Environmental Health Officer with a National Diploma in Environmental Health Science (NZ) or an equivalent relevant tertiary qualification in accordance with the Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1992, but consideration may be given to someone currently studying Environmental Health. With your positive and approachable attitude, you will quickly build strong relationships as you work closely with your team, local contractors, providers and community groups.

The key skills and experiences we are also looking for include:

  • Working knowledge of the legislation enforced by environmental health professionals.
  • Experience in environmental sampling, for example, surface and groundwater sampling, environmental health monitoring, and noise monitoring
  • Experience in premises inspections, environmental health monitoring, alcohol licensing and verification of food control plans.
  • Work independently with minimal supervision or closely with a team of individuals across various disciplines.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Relationship management skills, including negotiation and diplomacy to achieve compliance outcomes.
  • Research and report writing skills.
  • Comfortable with using environmental health monitoring equipment, technology and applications.
  • Sound reasoning and problem-solving ability.
  • Effective skills in planning and managing own workload with the ability to prioritise effectively.

Further information about the role and Council can be found in the position description and our website. If these sources don’t answer your query, please call Terri Mulligan on 027 4888 822.

What we offer:
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include:

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Subsidised Medical insurance
  • Free parking
  • Developmental opportunities
  • An active social club

You will know that you are making a positive contribution to our amazing community!

 Applying:
If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, You must please email us an Employment Application form (can also be found further up on the MDC job vacancies page), cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected] Applications for this role will remain open until we have recruited a suitable candidate. Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications.

Our Organisational Values

We are proud of our values which were developed by our people in 2021. We are on a journey to weave them into everything we do here at Masterton District Council.

Our values are our professional compass – steering us towards positive, empathetic interactions with our colleagues and the public. They give us the tools to use when faced with difficult situations or decisions, so we enhance our own mana and that of others.

HĪKINA TE MĀNUKA

Hikina te Manuka

By figuratively lifting the ’mānuka’ we show that we are responding and rising to challenges by being innovative, hard-working, and collaborative.

MANA TĀNGATA

Mana Tanagata

Our organisation recognises the diversity and individuality of each of our staff members. We act with integrity and respect each other’s lived experiences and the value they bring to the workplace.

HE TOA TAKITINI

He Toa Takitini

Every staff member is a crucial part of the team that makes up Masterton District Council. We trust and support each other to succeed by drawing on our collective strengths.

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 Culture 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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