Community Engagement Officer (Animal Management)

Date: 13 Nov 2023

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

  • Permanent/full time opportunities 
  • Public safety and collaborative focused
  • Highly rewarding

He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

In this highly rewarding role, you will be making a difference in our local communities, by reducing dog related harm and nuisance and helping us make dogs a positive part of Aucklanders’ lives.


You will be joining the new Proactive Animal Management team, which has a strong focus on community engagement and education and undertakes intelligence led enforcement operations to enhance responsible dog ownership and compliance with the Dog Control Act 1996.

With the support of a large team, you will work proactively to deliver targeted compliance initiatives across Tamaki Makaurau and will participate in public speaking and community engagement events.

Our office is based in Manukau, and we have multiple vacancies to fill. These roles are primarily Monday-Friday with occasional weekend work required. 


He kōrero mōu: About you
We need a conscientious, community-minded person like you to ensure public safety and compliance.  The key to your success is being able to form strong relationships and connections, providing quality advice and support to a wide range of stakeholders, and providing exceptional service to ngā whānau me ngā hāpori (families and communities).
This role suits individuals with strong public speaking or public-facing compliance backgrounds, who are passionate about positive outcomes for community, can demonstrate  local community knowledge cultural awareness, strong public speaking and community engagement skills, customer service and conflict management skills, a calm empathetic approach to resolving situations, and dealing with aggressive dogs and other animals.  Training will be provided.
A current, full clean NZ driver’s licence is required. 
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
We work across our diverse communities in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland to minimise harm and nuisance from dogs and other animals and provide essential services such as dog registration and raising public awareness of responsible dog ownership and dog bite prevention strategies.
Our diverse Regulatory Services business offers opportunities to move both sideways and upwards.  You will also have access to our fantastic benefits scheme, including subsidised Leisure Centre membership, an annual zoo pass, and a range of partnership discounts. Check out our benefits.

If you are passionate about working in communities to drive safety and positive behaviours, 
Me Tono Ināianei ! Apply now!


Applications close Sunday, 17 December 2023.  

Watch how Animal Management Officers contribute to our Auckland community:

Please note that the official title for this role is Proactive Animal Management Officer and the duties will vary from what is shown in the video.

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If you have questions, contact Maria Dio at 


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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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.