Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Development and career progression opportunity
  • A mix of field & office-based, multi-disciplinary focus
  • Permanent, full time, Auckland based

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 
You will be protecting our environment and community by investigating complaints relating to complex breaches and at times, serious offences and holding those responsible to account. No two days are the same as you investigate a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to): breaches of the Building Act for unconsented building works; breaches of the Resource Management Act such as a breach against the Auckland Unitary Plan; removal or damage of our protected trees; and pollution incidents, and serious breaches of the Auckland Council Bylaws making sure offenders are identified and quality investigations are undertaken.  We often achieve this through a multi-agency approach working closely with internal and external partners.  The role will require you to prepare cases for enforcement action up to and including giving evidence in court.
He kōrero mōu: About you
Investigative and regulatory compliance skills are key to this role and will include higher-level enforcement action including experience in prosecution. You will also need to have highly developed written and verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex information to a range of people. A natural self-starter, you will be able to effectively manage competing demands on your time while ensuring your work is of a high standard.
Investigative experience is preferable but significant relevant regulatory compliance experience will be considered. A tertiary qualification in a relevant field e.g. Risk / Compliance Management, Resource Management, Building and Construction, Law, Science will be beneficial, as will knowledge of relevant statutory documents, the RMA, Building Act 2004, and other relevant legislation. 
You are a strong team player, able to demonstrate a solid understanding of relevant legislation. 
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
The Regulatory Compliance function is a region-wide team and integrates the delivery of territorial and key areas of regional compliance. Our diverse Regulatory Compliance Unit offers opportunities to move both sideways and upwards.  You’ll also have access to the council’s fantastic benefits scheme, including subsidised Leisure Centre membership.
Be part of an exciting time of change and know that you are making a difference in the community.  At Auckland Council, we share one common purpose: to make Auckland a world-class city and deliver Aucklanders great value for money. 
If you want to be at the heart of the action, then we want to hear from you!  Apply via the link now.

For more information, you can also contact Maria Dio at for a confidential chat.
 A current full clean driver's licence is essential and if successful you will be warranted by Auckland Council allowing you to enter premises and inspect breaches or offences.
Applications close on Thursday, 18 August 2022. Copy & paste the following link into your web browser to view the position description:
This role is deemed safety-sensitive and in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  

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.


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