Land Management Officer

We are looking for a Land Management Officer to join the Operations Department at the Taranaki Regional Council. This is a permanent full time role.


Mō te tūnga | About the role

The Land Management Officer role will work with our farmers to promote sustainable land management and is part of the wider Land Services team responsible for implementing the Council’s sustainable land management programmes. Advisory and extension services are provided to land users on an individual property basis, without charge, and our innovative, well-resourced and widely-accepted environmental enhancement programmes are in strong demand. 

This role sits within the Land Management team and you will receive support from Team Leaders and the wider Land Management section and management.


Mōu | About you

You will be someone who has studied in a relevant field such as natural resource management, forestry, soil conservation, agriculture or a similar field but you will also be someone who enjoys sharing your knowledge to influence positive outcomes for our environment.  Being a superb communicator you are also versatile and resourceful in any task or project you are responsible for. 

As we like to set our people up for success so you’ll also be a leading applicant if you have:

  • The ability to foster community and individual land user understanding of the need to use land resources in a sustainable manner
  • A sound practical knowledge of rural activities that will enable you to develop a rapport with land users
  • Solid organisational skills where you enjoy prioritising your work and planning ahead 
  • Good health and physical fitness as your work is conducted in all weather and often on tough terrain
  • A strong digital ability with a good level of competency in various technology suites, including Microsoft and GIS
  • An understanding of the Resource Management Act 1991 and/or National Policy Statement for Freshwater 2020. 


What’s on offer?

Taranaki Regional Council is a fantastic place to work!  Here are just a few of the great things on offer:

  • Active social club
  • Long service leave days
  • Flexible working options
  • Comprehensive induction programmes for every new employee
  • Free car parking
  • Training opportunities within each role

However, the best part is working alongside fantastic people who are truly dedicated to the Taranaki region.


Mō mātou | About us

We are an enthusiastic bunch of people at Taranaki Regional Council, helping the region continue to be an enviable place to live, play and do business. 

Our main office is based right in the centre of the region, under the maunga (mountain), in Stratford.

We have 3 beautiful, regional gardens; Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens. Many of our staff work on a daily basis around the region and we are a 35 minute commute from New Plymouth. This region allows you to have all the big city benefits whilst maintaining a rural lifestyle given the relatively quick ability to move from one town to the next or to the sea. 

Whakatakanga & Whanonga pono|  Mission & Values

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


Interested? Here’s how to apply

Please apply via this website.  Fill out your application form and add your CV and cover letter. Further details on the role can be found below on the Position Description link, or for any other questions, please contact Tamsin Moala, People & Wellness Coordinator on (06) 765 7127. 

Applications close on 22 August 2022 and must be made directly through this website. 

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we have received sufficient applications. Please submit your applications as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Council is committed to the concept of equal employment opportunities.

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Permanent Full Time

Job no: HEAK27575

Location: Taranaki, Taranaki

Closing Date: Monday, 22 August 2022