Land Sustainability Officer

Invercargill, New Zealand

Reference: 5207795

Our vision is for a thriving Southland - working with our community for a better environment

We are Environment Southland. We're working closely with our communities to improve Southland's environment. We have a clear focus on building partnerships to achieve good outcomes for now and for future generations to come.

Our team is currently looking for a Land Sustainability Officer to join us.

As part of our Land & Water Services team, you will be part of the team helping us to shape and deliver our future regional river restoration programme.

If you have...

  • Motivation and practicality
  • Three to five years of experience working with farm systems
  • Strong communications skills and an understanding of land management (e.g. soil health, nutrient and riparian management) and resource management regulations

... then we want to hear from you!

To succeed in this role, you will ideally have a tertiary qualification in farm systems, resource management or related discipline, with particular strengths in the areas of New Zealand farming systems in an environmental context.

Skills required are:

  • knowledge of te ao Maori and tikanga
  • strong communication skills, in particular an ability to build relationships
  • team player, independent worker
  • an ability to meet deadlines
  • computer user skills (medium to advanced level)
  • current, clean, full drivers licence (4WD experience would be an advantage).

You will be involved in developing and promoting of good management practices for sustainable land management, with an emphasis on a community presence.

An initial offer of remuneration will be made within the range $68,850-$76,950.

In Southland, we have a lifestyle that is second to none, with easy access to beaches, rivers, lakes, ski fields, national parks and first class sports facilities. We pride ourselves on the support we give our team to ensure a good work-life balance is a priority. With affordable real estate, short commutes and a great range of schools on offer, there is something for everyone!

Applications Close: 02 Oct 2020