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Technical Administration Officer - Environmental Health

Whakatane, New Zealand

Reference: 5794331

Do you pride yourself on your accuracy and attention to detail? Are you a whiz using Microsoft Office? Then we have the position for you.

Here at Whakatāne District Council, we are passionate about delivering well-needed services to our communities, making sure that we are providing what is needed to support our communities to be the best they can be and support our vision of being the place of choice for people to live, work and play. Working with us means being part of a close-knit, customer-focused team in one of New Zealand's sunniest locations. We pride ourselves on employing talented professionals who like to have fun, embody our values of trust, excellence, learning and teamwork and enjoy living in our superb environment. In a world full of turmoil, come and enjoy some more life in life!

Our current superstar is moving to another position, so we have an opportunity for a Technical Administration Officer to support our Environmental Health Team. You will provide administrative support to enable the Council to successfully undertake and meet all obligations and requirements of key legislation and Council plans. This includes administration management of applications, preparation of financial documentation and issuing of certificates and licences within agreed statutory timeframes. You will also provide responses to internal and external stakeholder queries, and ensure databases and records are maintained accurately. This is a permanent, part-time role working 30 hours per week.

We'll provide the support and professional development, you'll provide the skills. To be successful in this role you will have:

  • NCEA Level 2, Certificate in Business Administration or an equivalent qualification, and a willingness to undertake further training in relevant areas.
  • Ideally a minimum of two years' experience in local government with experience in Ozone, but full training will be provided to the successful candidate.
  • Understanding of key legislation that guides how we work.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Word and Excel and confidence using a computer.
  • A strong eye for detail to ensure you provide administrative support that is accurate, filed correctly and in accordance with Council and legislative requirements
  • Outstanding communication skills - you will enjoy interacting with a variety of people and have the confidence to talk through concerns to find solutions.
  • Professionalism at all times, you'll be able to exercise sound judgement and support your colleagues when needed.
  • Above all else, a good sense of humour and great work ethic. All with a big smile!

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Nancy Towersey or a member of our People & Capability team on 07 306 0500, or apply now.

Applications close Friday 28 January 2022


Applications Close: 28 Jan 2022