Date: 10-Jan-2022

Location: Central Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity 

We are looking for an Ecologist or Natural Sciences specialist to join our team on a 12-month contract. 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, geomorphology, geology, marine biosecurity or freshwater ecology then come and join us!

The team has a regional focus and these roles can be based in the Auckland city centre or Orewa alongside others in the team, with some flexibility to work in other locations.


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 years’ 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.

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 career opportunity to be part of an exciting programme of work that 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 licence is a requirement.


Applications close 30th January 2022


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.


Any offer of employment from Auckland Council will be conditional upon you being fully vaccinated and providing suitable evidence of vaccination or medical exemption.