Job Vacancies

Masterton District Council supports and facilitates sustainable community growth and development. In partnership with central government, local iwi, businesses, education providers and community groups, Council staff make a vital contribution to the District’s wellbeing.

We provide governance, leadership and advocacy for the people of the District. We build and maintain quality infrastructure, including community facilities, roads, sewerage, water and stormwater systems. We deliver regulatory services focused on public health, safety and wellbeing, and we develop long-term plans and strategies to provide a framework for change and sustainable development in our District.

We aim to deliver excellent services to ensure that present and future generations can continue to enjoy our great climate and superb, natural environment. We want to foster and support a friendly, caring community and be known as a great place to live, work and play.

Current Vacancies 

Senior Resource Planner

E te tini, e te rahi – aro mai ki tēnei kaupapa

Come and join your local Council serving the Masterton community.

We’re looking for an experienced Senior Resource Planner ready to take ownership of this role in our small, busy Planning team.

You will be responsible for administering the Wairarapa Combined District Plan, and for processing resource consent applications.  Your work will be done within relevant legislation, timeframes and delegated authorities, with a focus on providing high quality advice and support to Council staff, customers and other stakeholders.

But it’s not just about technical skills; attitudes and behaviours are just as important to us. We need someone who can demonstrate an ability to get things done, keep promises around service delivery and timelines, manage expectations and use a common-sense approach.

To be successful, you will bring to this role:

  • A tertiary qualification in planning or resource management
  • Previous experience working in a similar local government organisation
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of RMA and LGA legislation
  • Excellent understanding of planning principles, tools and public policy
  • The ability to impart and transfer technical knowledge to enhance the development of others
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, consultation, and negotiation skills
  • A full NZ motor vehicle licence (current)

If you have a passion for the Masterton community, and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you. Application (CV and covering letter) specifically addressing your fit to the competencies we are looking for can be sent to [email protected]

If you need more information about the role please contact Vicki McLachlan, People and Capability Manager, for a confidential chat on 06 370 6267.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Job description

Building Control Team Leader

We’re looking for someone to head up our Building team and support Masterton District Council’s commitment to ensuring the quality of our residential and commercial buildings meet expectations. Helping the team deliver its program of work within relevant legislation and timeframes will be a key focus.

Reporting to the Planning and Building Manager, your key focus will be to provide efficient and professional day-to-day leadership to the team.  This means you will be responsible for leading the team to deliver quality, customer-focused consenting, inspecting and compliance services.

We’re a small team, so it’s a hands-on role. In addition to leading the team, some days you’ll be processing building consents, helping our customers or being out and about doing inspections.

You will need:

  • Solid experience in the building and construction industry
  • A qualification suitable to this type of role
  • Competencies in inspections and processing
  • Sound understanding and practical knowledge of current NZ Building Regulatory environment including the NZ Building Act 2004, NZ Building code
  • People leadership, relationship-building and influencing skills
  • Experience of regular contact with customers and working with a broad range of community and professional people
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in working with computer systems
  • Current NZ drivers’ licence

At Masterton District Council we encourage training and development and are committed to ensuring our staff are up to date with the skills required for the job, in line with changing building regulations. We provide great working conditions and benefits for all our staff.

If you are passionate about the Masterton community and have the skills and experience we are looking for, we would love to hear from you.  You can contact Vicki McLachlan, People and Capability Manager, for a confidential chat on 06 370 6267, or send us your application (CV and covering letter) specifically addressing your fit to the competencies we are looking for to [email protected]

Applications close at 5pm on 16 September 2019 and applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.

Job description

Library Shelving Assistants

Are you interested in books and reading, and learning about the large range of library services we provide?  Do you want the opportunity to experience library work with a view to pursuing it as a career?

We are looking for energetic and motivated students who have ideally completed NCEA Level One to join our library team as shelvers. In this role you will shelve books, serve customers and assist with general library duties helping us provide an outstanding service to our customers and community.

You will need to be available to work from 9am – 1pm on Saturdays and after school from 3.30pm – 5.30pm for up to 2 afternoons a week. Specific days will be negotiated with the successful applicant. Additional hours, and work during school holidays, may be available.

A copy of the position description and application form are available below or hard copies are available from the Library Customer Service Desk.

If you are interested in working with us and learning more about our Library please send us a covering email, copy of your CV and a completed application form to Samantha Fallon at [email protected]

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 30 September 2019.

Application form

Job description

Speculative Applications

We don’t always have roles available but we are always keen to hear from people that would be a great fit for Council. You can submit a speculative CV below which will be stored by our HR team, if a role becomes available that you are suited to then you may be contacted by one of our team. Fill out the form below or send us an email.