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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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A word from our CEO

At Masterton District Council we’re focused on getting great outcomes for our communities. We’re passionate about what we do, have some of the best in the business working here and understand what needs to get done to make change in our district.

I’m dedicated to developing talent and creating a space where teams can bring innovative ideas to the table to enable these positive outcomes. We’re all learning as we go with upskilling and professional development a key part of our organisational culture.

In short, the Council is a workplace that offers a unique opportunity for our team members to support the community and find personal and professional fulfilment everyday.

 

Job Vacancies

Information Management Advisor

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 inside of 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 on the hunt for an Information Management Advisor to join our small, friendly Information Management team.

In this position you will be responsible for assisting members of the IM team with records management and SharePoint administration, as part of the Strategic Planning group.  The role provides plenty of variety with interesting and challenging opportunities and working with colleagues focused on making a difference.

Key requirements of the role

  • A relevant tertiary quality in information management or be working towards one
  • Demonstrated experience in information management and records management, preferably in the public sector
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to information requests
  • Records management skills
  • Experience with the administration of SharePoint
  • Proficiency in the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan, prioritise, and undertake your own work
  • A customer focused, can do attitude
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail

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!

For more information, please see the position description (PDF, 193KB), or call 06 370 6300, and ask for Lindsay Wright, Information Management Specialist.

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, Tuesday 3 August 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.

Prinicpal or Senior Resource Planner

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.

Masterton District Council (MDC) has growth and development trending up. We are seeking an experienced Senior or Principal Planner to join our small team.

Shape a changing District

Masterton is seeing a surge in housing development and an upcoming district plan review.  We’ve created a new role in our small Planning & Consents Team for either a Senior Planner or a Principal Planner. Bring your unique skills and join us as we shape the future of the Masterton District.

We are looking for someone who loves to excel and face a challenge and are open to discussing working fulltime or three to four days per week.

Senior Planner

As a Senior Planner experienced with District Plans and the Resource Management Act, you will have 7+ years’ experience in resource management, including participation in hearings and appeals, as well district plan review. You’ll have excellent knowledge of the RMA and provide mentoring and support to more junior team members.

Principal Planner

As the technical planning expert with 12+ years’ experience, you will work on a range of key Council projects. You’ll be skilled at providing high-level expert planning advice and have in-depth experience with hearings and appeals. As our most senior technical expert, you’ll work on more complex consents and plan changes and provide highly valued backup for the Planning and Consents Manager.

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.

For more information please see the Position Description (Senior Planner PDF, 196KB; Principal Planner PDF, 197KB), or contact Peter Matich on 027 444 0622.

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 5pm, Wednesday 11 August 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.

Building Control Officer
  • Consenting, inspecting, and compliance services
  • Friendly, customer focused
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave

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

Our building team has a varied workload with a diverse range of building projects across the region. The team processes approximately 800 building consents a year.

We are looking for a Building Control Officer with great relationship management skills. The role focuses on keeping our community safe by helping the building sector understand their responsibilities through answering customer queries, educating the sector on building requirements, processing consents, and undertaking inspections.

The Candidate

Our ideal candidate for this role will have:

  • A relevant qualification, demonstrated knowledge of the building industry and relevant building legislation, and current commercial competency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deescalate conflict, and manage risk
  • Ability to work with a broad range of community stakeholders
  • A current clean NZ Drivers’ licence

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, 212KB), or call Steven Williams, Building Control Services Manager, on 027 266 9282.

Applying

If you believe you have the necessary skills and attributes to be successful in our role, please email a covering letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5pm, Tuesday 17 August 2021.

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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