Maritime Officer - Ōpua

About us

Northland Regional Council’s vision is for a healthy environment, a strong economy and resilience among our varied communities. We’ve focused our long-term planning to target priority areas such as; enhancing the environment, building a strong regional economy and communities and effective service delivery.

We offer a professional, challenging and positive working environment for our 200-plus staff with our region covering from Cape Rēinga to just south of Kaiwaka.

The role

The Maritime Officer position is part of the Maritime Team that provides a wide variety of activities including navigational safety services, oil pollution response for Northland coastal waters, pilotage services, bylaw enforcement, moorings management, maintenance and on water skipper services to other council departments.

This role’s primary focus is education around recreational boating safety, coordinating boating safety initiatives, whilst also supporting the team in all other areas of work.

The position is based in Ōpua , in the centre of the Bay of Islands.

What you will bring

You will ideally have an ILM, SRL or similar maritime qualification and have knowledge and experience of working on the water and with boats.

You will have a high level of computer literacy, be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ideally have good knowledge of Northland coastal areas and maritime legislation.

We are seeking someone who is motivated about boating safety, and the Northland Regional coastal environment – someone who wants to be able to look back on each day’s work with satisfaction and gets pleasure from helping people and places thrive.

Position description

If you want to work in a key maritime role in Northland, then check out the position description and apply today.

Download the position description (PDF, 508KB)

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 Maritime Manager, Ōpua 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 Thursday, 21 November 2019.