Compliance Officer

Mō mātou | About us

The Taranaki Regional Council works with the Taranaki community to help make the region a fantastic place to live, play and do business.

Our mission is to work for a thriving Taranaki by promoting the sustainable use, development and protection of Taranaki’s natural and physical resources, while advocating for the regions interests. 

Our Compliance Officers have a key role in achieving this mission.


Mō te tūnga | About the Role

You’ll be monitoring various activities and operations within Taranaki to ensure that Council rules, policies and resource consents are being complied with. You’ll be required to identify and report on incidents of non-compliance, undertake a thorough evidential investigation and recommend appropriate enforcement action under the Resource Management Act. You’ll also be required to work proactively with the community to ensure that compliance is being achieved.


Mōu | About you

Educating the public and resource users, promoting the sustainable and safe use of Taranaki’s natural resources is a key part of this role, so excellent communication and negotiation skills are vital.  Also critical to your success will be your ability to investigate and write consent reports on applications for both industrial and rural activities, together with strong computer literacy. Hours of work include a 24-hour on call week, approximately every 10 weeks.

Applicants will demonstrate experience within the forestry industry and also have a good understanding of farming and industrial practice, including treatment and disposal methods for agricultural and industrial wastes. Ideally, this will be reinforced with a relevant tertiary qualification.  Knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991 would be an advantage.  A current driver’s licence is essential.

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to be flexible and agile in your practice to provide outcome
  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple jobs


What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work! We offer great on the job training opportunities as well as the programmes to assist further career development.  Of course we do flexible working, have an active social club, additional leave days, and many other perks.  However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.



Interested? Here’s how to apply

Apply using the link below, fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found below, or for any other questions please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127. 

All applications must be made directly through this website.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.  Applications will remain open until a successful candidate is appointed and we reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient, suitable applications. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To apply for this job, you must have the legal right to be able to work in New Zealand as we are currently not accredited to support applicants via the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV).


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Permanent Full Time

Job no: ITAM27589

Location: Stratford

Closing Date: Friday, 1 December 2023