Date: 26-Sep-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

•    Opportunity to work in Arboricultural arena
•    Based in Auckland CBD
•    Opportunity to apply your skills to the resource consent division 


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


The Earth, Streams and Trees team is part of the Specialist Unit in the Resource Consents Department and is based in the CBD. The team is involved in a wide range of development projects, including major subdivisions and nationally significant infrastructure projects. We cover the entire Auckland region and are passionate about preventing and minimising environmental risks to trees whilst promoting sustainable development in a fast-growing city.

You will be working with a wide range of customers across the region, assessing and providing specialist technical input into complex resource consents in regard to trees to ensure their appropriate protection is achieved in accordance with the provisions of the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part). 

Working in a dynamic team environment, this role is varied and motivating. This role would suit an individual with several years’ experience in the arboricultural industry.  Experience of tree evaluation in urban and rural contexts would also be an advantage. You will be expected to work with applicants and planners to seek the best practical environmental outcomes using a proactive and solution-driven approach. You must be competent in critically evaluating complex proposals in consent applications. 

While initially based in the CBD, there is flexibility in terms of working locations including Henderson and Manukau.  



He kōrero mōu: About you

•    A tertiary qualification in arboriculture (or related discipline).
•    Experience in the arboricultural industry, specifically in tree evaluation and the effects of site development in close proximity to trees in an urban and rural context. 
•    A proven ability to write complex tree reports and tree assessments.
•    Experience and understanding of the Resource Management Act and associated planning legislation and knowledge of council process.
•    An understanding of the Auckland Council regulatory framework (including Auckland Council legacy district plans and the Auckland Council Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) in relation to trees is desirable.



Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Our Resource Consents unit processes more than 17,000 consents annually and facilitates a wide range of development projects, from major subdivisions and nationally significant infrastructure projects to houses, apartment buildings and shopping centres. You will be working for an organisation that embraces flexible working. We offer a competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment. 


If you are passionate about building a brighter future for Auckland, please apply today!

Applications will close shortly. However, please note that early applications are encouraged as interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received – so apply now to avoid disappointment.


For more information about this opportunity or to request a copy of the position description, please email Marshal.Nazareth@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz  or ring me on 021 1945160.


This role is deemed safety sensitive and will require a pre-employment drug & alcohol test prior to offer.


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.