Environmental Health Officer

Full Time Position

Tararua offers you the country lifestyle you have always dreamed of. Take advantage of scenic attractions, great outdoors, and country hospitality at their best! If you are keen on tramping, hunting, fishing, mountain biking, camping, or kayaking, you will be spoilt for choice! All the facilities are accessible; swimming pools, gyms, tennis courts, sports clubs, championship golf courses and numerous service clubs including ‘family friendly’ groups. Tararua District has close proximity to the cities and airports of Palmerston North and Hastings/Napier, with Council Service Centres located in each of the main townships of Dannevirke, Woodville, Pahiatua and Eketahuna.

We are currently seeking an Environmental Health Officer to join Tararua District Council’s Regulatory Services team.

Applicants must be a qualified Environmental Health Officer and will need to demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills and make a commitment to Council’s values.

Reporting to the Regulatory Services Manager, this role is responsible:

▪ To provide environmental health services for the Tararua District.
▪ To protect and enhance environmental health standards in the district, by education and the application of relevant statutes, regulations, Council bylaws and policies.
▪ To ensure public safety outcomes are achieved, including ensuring safe food, appropriate alcohol management practices and minimisation of risk from trade waste, hazardous substances.
▪ To protect the environment and the health of the community including residents and visitors to Tararua District.
▪ To provide cover for the Licencing and Compliance Officer as required.

The following skills and work experience are essential:
* National Diploma in Environmental Health Science (NZ) or an equivalent relevant tertiary qualification in accordance with the Environmental Health Officers Qualifications Regulations 1993
* The ability to effectively interpret statutes and regulations, including the Health Act 1956, the Food Act 2014, Food Regulations 2015, the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, the Litter Act 1979 and Council plans, bylaws and policies
* Strong organisational, administrative, and time management skills
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to customer service
* Driver’s licence and computer literacy


How to Apply

To view the position description and download an application form, please visit our website - www.tararuadc.govt.nz/workingforcouncil.

Applications are also available at all Council Service Centres, for more information please call 06-374-4080 or email: hr@tararuadc.govt.nz.

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 3rd December 2021, please ensure that you complete the application form and submit it along with your CV and cover letter.

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