Careers | Ngā Ara Mahi

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

BUILDING CONTROL OFFICER
  • Relocate to a stunning rural Wairarapa
  • Friendly, customer focused role
  • 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.

Due to a recent resignation, 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. Our BCOs contribute to Council’s economic development objectives by fulfilling our legislative requirements and by encouraging safe, high quality building work in our district.

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, 232KB), you can 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 us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through to [email protected], before 5pm, Tuesday 1 June 2021.

BUILDING CONTROL TEAM LEADER
  • Relocate to the stunning rural Wairarapa
  • Newly created role
  • Step up from BCO to team leader
  • 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 Team Leader with great relationship management skills. This role would be perfect for an experienced Building Control Officer (BCO) who is ready to step up and lead a team of six direct reports.

You will support the Building Control Services Manager by providing leadership, coaching, and encouragement to the BCOs. You will have day-to-day oversight of the BCA, enabling your team to provide efficient and effective delivery of BCA functions, including inspections, consents, and helping customers with building inquiries.

This newly created position will be the link between the Building Manager and the BCO’s and will contribute to Council’s economic development objectives by fulfilling our legislative requirements and by encouraging safe, high quality building work in our district.

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
  • The ability to support, empower, and lead a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to deescalate conflict, manage risk, and facilitate positive long term stakeholder relationships
  • 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 (plus there’s free parking). We actively invest in the development of our people leaders. We will provide you with the training and guidance you need to lead your team successfully, and 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, 213KB), or you can 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 us a cover letter and a copy of your CV through [email protected], before 5pm, Tuesday 1 June 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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