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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.

You can learn more about the work that we do and why we love working at Masterton District Council on our YouTube Channel and LinkedIn Page.

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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

Senior Advisor - Wastewater Strategy and Compliance

Rere ngātahi, rere tapatahi, rere tai arapuke.  
Flow together, flow with integrity, flow to meet the swell (challenge).  

Our values here at Masterton District Council 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.   

Why work in Masterton? Well, we can’t tell if it’s the Paemaunga (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), or maybe it’s the range of cafes and shops in our town centre? We have loads of events and activities happening throughout the year, there’s just so much to see and do. So, what’s stopping you from joining Masterton District Council today?  

Here at Masterton District Council, we are going out to the market seeking someone that can bring Resource Management compliance, Stakeholder Management and Liaison knowledge and experience. Also, if you have proven knowledge and experience in Health, Safety and Risk this would be an advantage.

We are looking for the perfect candidate that can ensure Masterton District Council maximises its current and future wastewater service, particularly in relation to the Homebush Wastewater Treatment Plant asset.  This is achieved through the effective provision of advice on, and the active management of, Council’s resource consents in conjunction with identified stakeholders.  Compliance with current consents, maximising Council’s wastewater assets, and a strategic approach to the future provision of wastewater management services, are key outcomes of the job.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer: 
At MDC we look after our people. Benefits for Council staff include: 

  • Five weeks’ annual leave
  • Flexible working options
  • 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! 

If you have these skills and experience in any of the fields mentioned in this advert, we would really like to hear from you. Please send us a brief email explaining what skills relating to the above that you can bring to Masterton District Council and a copy of your CV to [email protected]

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.


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 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

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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