Freshwater Scientist

The role

The Freshwater Scientist is part of the Natural Resources Science Team that provides environmental scientific advice and expertise in relation to freshwater, coastal, air and soil resources.

In this position, you will be responsible for undertaking freshwater quality investigations to help further develop our understanding of past and existing impacts on freshwater quality in Northland. You will be performing advanced statistical analysis and reporting on freshwater quality data as well as providing scientific advice and expertise to a wide range of customers. Another key component of the role includes assisting with the development and review of scientific strategic directions for the Department.

The position is based in the sub-tropical city of Whangārei, about two hours’ drive north of Auckland.

What you will bring

You will ideally have a post graduate qualification in Environmental Science specialising in Freshwater Quality and have at least 5 years’ experience in a similar role and an in-depth understanding of freshwater systems, National Environmental Monitoring Standards and the Resource Management Act.

You will have excellent computer skills preferably with MS Officer, GIS, databases, statistical modelling and data visualisation software.

We are seeking someone who is motivated about making a positive difference to our environment and is ready to take on an exciting challenge in the freshwater space for the region.

Position description

If you want to work as part of a dynamic team of dedicated scientists, then check out the position description and apply today.

Download the position description (PDF, 577 KB)

You can also pick up a copy from any regional council office or have one sent to you by phoning 0800 002 004

Further information

Enquiries about this position should be directed to the Human Resources Advisor, phone 0800 002 004 or email

Apply online now

Complete your application via our online application form

Application closing date

Online applications close at 4pm on Friday, 29 March 2019.