Website Gisborne District Council
fixed term – two years
Gisborne District Council is working together with our communities to make our people proud by placing our customers at the heart of everything we do. Tairawhiti is the first place to see the light and we’re dedicated to making our region the first choice for people and lifestyle, environment, economy and culture.
Our Catchment and Biodiversity team within the Integrated Catchment section is looking for a motivated individual to bring their best thinking and expertise to this important role within a newly established team. In this role you will enhance the quality of Council’s spatial information in relation to Tairawhiti’s erosion prone lands. This includes the development of innovative solutions to ensure that GIS data is current and aligned with Te Uru Rakau Erosion Control Funding programme, and other datasets to ensure consistency.
You will also contribute to the sustainable management of natural resources by contributing to policy development and implementing methods – including education, advocacy, projects and programmes in the fields of soil conservation, water quality, biodiversity, riparian management and land use capability.
To be successful in this role you will need:
a relevant tertiary degree with a predominant content of environmental sciences, ecology, geography, natural resources GIS or equivalent
qualification or relevant knowledge in geographic information Management systems.
willingness to develop skills in spatial analysis as it applies to land management and biodiversity
a good level of knowledge and use of ESRI’s desktop applications
sound organisational and time management skills.
good problem solving, and analysis skills.
knowledge and use of Microsoft applications (Word, Outlook, etc)
proven experience in effective communication, ability to influence & bring people with you.
experience with GIS databases, database integration and data analysis
In return, we offer you an exciting opportunity to apply your skills and gain experience in a role that provides excellent service and quality outcomes for our community. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!
Please contact Murry Cave for further information.
Applications Close: 10am, Thursday 15th August 2019.