Compliance Officer


Waitaki District Council

Compliance Officer - Water Services Team

Full-time permanent

We are looking for an experienced Compliance Officer who can help protect Waitaki's people and the environment through monitoring activities associated with Council's water, wastewater and stormwater services, and taking appropriate action when needed, to ensure compliance with legislative and consent requirements.

As a Compliance Officer within Waitaki District Council's Water Services Team, you will be supporting the efficient and effective delivery of three waters infrastructure and services to the community.

The team

Our Water Services Team is a close-knit group of engineering professionals who pride themselves on close collaboration, high performance and continuous improvement. The team is progressive and exists within a supportive assets group - providing plenty of opportunities for professional development.

The position

This role will be based in our Oamaru Office and contribute to helping protect Waitaki's people and the environment through monitoring compliance with our Water Services bylaws, policies, and plans; educating the community on these where appropriate; investigating non-compliance and enforcing any required remedial actions, and assisting with monitoring Council's compliance with wastewater and stormwater resource consents.

About you

You will have a relevant tertiary level qualification and experience with consent monitoring and the consent application process. You will have a working knowledge of the New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and be competent inaccurate data recording. Your problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively within a team as well as independently will be one of your core strengths.

Council offers

A comprehensive range of benefits, a friendly and exciting work environment. Get in touch to hear about our full range of staff benefits.

Waitaki is one of New Zealand's most vibrant on-the-grow districts and home to great lakes, ski fields, cycle trails, epic tramping, fishing and hunting, surf beaches and so much more. Award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, Steampunk and Oamaru's fascinating Victorian Precinct will be at your doorstep, along with Aotearoa's longest national heartland cycleway (the Alps to Ocean) and the fabulous Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. In 2020 Oamaru was voted the most welcoming town in New Zealand by Bookings.com.  Add to this affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic jams!

Enquiries regarding the position can be made to Oscar Smit, Senior Compliance and Development Engineer, Water Services, by calling 03 433 0300.


Applications close: 5pm, 28 October 2021

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