Want to live and work in an area boasting three national parks? Read on...
Environmental Health Officer
The Tasman District boasts three national parks and offers an enviable place to live and work. The climate, a beautiful coastline and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors are just some of the reasons why people choose to come here. The Tasman District Council main office in Richmond is where we are based, and that is only 12 km from the centre of Nelson City. The area generally will interest anyone with any enthusiasm for the outdoor lifestyle, with mountain biking, sailing, fishing, hunting, tramping all being available in abundance. The region also supports a vibrant and diverse art and café scene that is really well supported by our temperate climate. The large geographical spread of the district does result in a reasonable amount of travel, but it is such an attractive area, that travelling around Tasman can be seen as a benefit.
In this role you will be responsible for the monitoring of environmental and public health on behalf of Council, including alcohol licensing and associated functions. Working as part of a tight-knit regulatory team, your excellent communication skills will be put to good use when dealing with noise and nuisance complaints and investigations, and enforcement action relating to non- compliance.
This is a role with a good mix of field and office work, which means we’re looking for someone with a diverse skill set, who has the ability to problem solve and think on their feet. We are continually reviewing and enhancing our systems to optimise efficiency in consent and licensing processes and data management, while also effectively dealing with customer enquiries, so you will need a good working knowledge of relevant statutes, regulations and standards and be digitally savvy.
We are a small team of four EHOs supported by a small specialist admin team. As you’d expect for a rural authority, we are a generalist team, and undertake a very wide range of functions, that range from writing policy and bylaws, all the way through to the traditional inspection, audit, assessment, and advice role. We are supported by contractors for such enforcement work as after-hours nuisance noise complaints, but more technical sound level measurement is routinely undertaken by EHOs for enforcement purposes, or to support reports on resource consent applications where noise may be a component of interest. We do work outside of normal office hours from time to time, but do not provide an on call service. The team runs most aspects of Council's involvement in alcohol licensing as well, including development of the LAP (we’re about to commence our first review/renewal process) and work on other alcohol harm reduction strategies. Some team members also have specialist involvement in maritime oil spill response, and CDEM functions.
A degree in Science majoring in environmental health, health science or equivalent is essential, and we also envisage the successful applicant will have some previous industry experience. If you enjoy being part of a productive team and have a passion for improvement of environmental health services and standards we are keen to hear from you!
While applicants with experience are preferred, we are happy to consider applications from recent graduates.
Making great communities takes great people. Will you be one of them?
Closes 24 October 2018
Online applications can be submitted on our website www.tasman.govt.nz and further information can be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Team on (03) 543-8393.
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