Share this Job


Date: 11-Jan-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Varied opportunities to influence change and protect the natural environment 
•    Use your expertise to influence and inform decision makers, achieving great outcomes for Auckland’s biodiversity
•    Enjoy being part of a supportive, flexible working environment 
He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
We are looking for an Ecologist to join our team for 12 months. This is your opportunity to be at the forefront of helping achieve a flourishing and protected natural environment for Auckland!  


Our team provide expert ecological and geological features advice and support across council including resource consents, policy, parks management and biosecurity and biodiversity programmes, as well as managing our own projects, to ensure the protection and restoration of indigenous ecosystems, habitats, species and significant geological features on public and private land.  

If you want an exciting role supported by a large and varied group of experts where you can use and grow your combination of knowledge around terrestrial ecology, biosecurity management, or freshwater ecology then come and join us!

The team has a regional focus and this role can be based in the Auckland city centre or Orewa alongside others in the team, with great work from home flexibility.  

He kōrero mōu: About you
We will look to you to provide expert advice and champion best practice, with a strong customer focus, to decision makers and operational programmes as well as delivering your own projects. You are collaborative, innovative and passionate about delivering outcomes for Auckland’s natural environment.  Ideally, you’ll have 3-5 year’s relevant work experience but don’t let this put you off if you are enthusiastic and a team player!
Some experience as a project manager and working as an expert undertaking or reviewing ecological effects assessments within the Resource Management Act will be particularly valued.
For a full Position Description, please email victoria.lovie@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
You will enjoy being part of our expert, committed and capable Environmental Services team.   Our priority is providing the best possible working environment for our staff which includes a focus on employee wellbeing and career progression opportunities.  


Joining Environmental Services will provide you with the opportunity to work across the whole council family, with our mana whenua partners, community groups, private landowners, schools, non-government organisations and central government to support best practice conservation practices and outcomes. This is a once in a career opportunity to be part of an exciting programme of work which will improve Auckland’s precious natural environment for current and future generations.  


You can expect a competitive salary and work in a flexible and supportive work environment.  You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts.

Take the next step in your career and embrace this fantastic opportunity to leave your legacy on Auckland!  Apply now via the link.

This role is safety sensitive and requires pre-employment drug testing.  A full driver's license is a requirement.

Applications close Sunday 24th at 11.59PM 

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.