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Central Hawke's Bay District Council is focused on working in partnership with their community to ensure that Central Hawke's Bay is a thriving district, with efficient and appropriate infrastructure, services and regulatory functions.  To enable this, we are instilling a culture of innovation and continuous improvement to add real value to our communities.

Experience the benefits of growing your career in a stunning environment and community. If you are interested in a career opportunity in an innovative and dynamic workplace check out our current vacancies below:

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, an incredible number of historic homesteads, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

Working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited we are seeking an experienced Networks Operator.

 

We have a vacancy for a Water and Wastewater Networks Operator to undertake maintenance work at our Central Hawkes Bay contract based in Waipawa.

 

As an operator you will carry out the:

 

  • Maintenance of water, wastewater and stormwater pipelines including repairs & replacements
  • Water meter and toby installations and repairs
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Logging of reports and jobs
  • Experience in the industry would be advantageous but not essential
  • Class 2 license and WTR endorsement would be advantageous but not essential

 

If you are a team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills we would like to hear from you.

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, an incredible number of historic homesteads, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

Working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited we are seeking a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator.

 

We have a vacancy for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to undertake operations and maintenance work at our Central Hawkes Bay contract based in Waipawa.

 

As an operator you will carry out:

 

  • Daily operations of multiple wastewater treatment plants across the district
  • Calibrations and verifications of key instrumentation
  • Chemical dosing and analysis
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Logging of reports and jobs
  • Carry out wastewater quality sampling
  • SCADA and Telemetry checks to ensure compliance with resource consents
  • Repairs and maintenance of aerators and other mechanical equipment

 

Key attributes we are looking for include

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Self motivated and the ability to work unsupervised
  • High level of integrity and responsibility
  • A “Can do” attitude

 

If you are a team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills we would like to hear from you.

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, an incredible number of historic homesteads, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to consider shifting to Central Hawke’s Bay.

 

Working for a new joint venture of Veolia and Recreational Services Limited we are seeking a Water Treatment Plant Operator.

 

We have a vacancy for a Water Treatment Plant Operator to undertake operations and maintenance work at our Central Hawkes Bay contract based in Waipawa.

 

As an operator you will carry out:

 

  • Daily operations of multiple water treatment plants across the district
  • Calibrations and verifications of key instrumentation
  • Preventive maintenance tasks
  • Logging of reports and jobs
  • Carry out water quality sampling
  • SCADA and Telemetry checks to ensure compliance with drinking water standards
  • Management of chemicals associated with water treatment

 

Key attributes we are looking for include

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Excellent housekeeping skills
  • Self motivated and the ability to work unsupervised
  • High level of integrity and responsibility
  • A “Can do” attitude

 

If you are a team player with excellent organisational, communication and customer service skills we would like to hear from you.

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

As a compliance and support officer you will:

·         Provide Engineering & Technical support 

·         Prepare maintenance of renewal plans and method statements

·         Prepare operational reports

·         Monitor SHEQ, & KPI performance

·         Monitor and report on treatment and reticulation performance including compliance with New Zealand Drinking Water Standards and wastewater resource consents.

·         Assist in the management of the district-wide SCADA system to ensure effective monitoring, reporting and control of remote sites and maintenance of alarm systems.

·         Operate and maintain internal database systems used for the capture of SCADA and Laboratory data and reporting to the client.

·         Participation in a duty-manager’s on call roster (2nd tier)

 

Please forward your resume or any further questions to Veolia@chbdc.govt.nz

 

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay. 

 

We are committed to providing a safe and great place to work, that values diversity and inclusion, and develops skilled people who can lead our community to thrive.  

 

We are now seeking a fixed-term part-time (minimum of 24 hours per week), Support Officer to support Councils governance function. This role is accountable for providing administrative, democratic, and other services to Council’s elected members and staff.

 

The purpose of this fixed term role is to provide governance to the review of the District Plan process as it now enters the formal phases of the review.

 

About the opportunity:

 

The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Governance support for meetings and hearings
  • Logistical and administrative support to the District Plan hearings
  • Providing support to hearing Commissioners
  • Coordination and management of the submission process and evidence management
  • Assistance with Community engagement including the logistics of a managed public consultation process 

 

About you:

 

Ideally you would have the following skills;

 

  • Ability to engage with people across the organisation  
  • Effective and proven time management and organisation skills 
  • Positive customer service attitude 
  • Excellent computer skills particularly within Microsoft software products 
  • Excellent communication skills 

 

How to apply:

 

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via seek

 

The closing date is 1 August 2021.

 

We are looking for a stand-out Information Services Officer who will operate as a helpdesk ‘concierge’ supporting our internal customers with excellent responsive service. We are working towards the centralisation of business application support which will be a large focus for this role. You will be supported by our IS team on site, as well as our wider IT team down the road at Hastings District Council who look after the escalated support levels. 

The role ranges across a range of IS support activities - undertaking desktop/laptop deployments and upgrades, service desk requests, supporting business applications, diagnosing and problem solving hardware and software issues, supporting telephony, printing, and mobile device management and assisting IS operations with projects.

We’re on the hunt for a person who is passionate about Information Services and has a “customer first” mind-set, is an excellent communicator and enjoys problem solving for our internal customers - our staff. You will have good general knowledge of computer systems and have the ability to learn new systems quickly. 

With a thriving Tamatea district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via Seek. Applications close Sunday 08 August 2021.

We are looking for a stand-out Information Services Officer who will operate as a helpdesk ‘concierge’ supporting our internal customers with excellent responsive service. This role is fixed-term for 12 months maternity leave cover, ideally starting in September. You will be supported by our IS team on site, as well as our wider IT team down the road at Hastings District Council who look after the escalated support levels. 

We’re keen to hear from applicants with a range of backgrounds - you might be experienced with a good knowledge of computer systems and can “hit the ground running”, or you could be a graduate looking for your next opportunity, but have the ability to learn new systems quickly. Either way, you need to be a person who is passionate about Information Services and has a “customer first” mind-set, is an excellent communicator and enjoys problem solving for our internal customers - our staff. 

The role ranges across a range of IS support activities - undertaking desktop/laptop deployments and upgrades, service desk requests, supporting business applications, diagnosing and problem solving hardware and software issues, supporting telephony, printing, and mobile device management and assisting IS operations with projects.

With a thriving Tamatea district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via Seek. Applications close Sunday 08 August 2021.

The Central Hawke’s Bay District Council is a Local Authority in the thriving Hawke’s Bay Region, situated in Waipawa approximately 40km south of Hastings. We are committed to providing a safe and great place to work, that values diversity and inclusion, and develops skilled people who can lead our community to thrive.

We are now seeking a fixed-term Land Transport Contract Manager to provide parental leave cover in our Community Infrastructure & Development Group. Reporting to the Land Transport Manager, this role is accountable for providing professional contract management and quality assurance services to ensure work on the road assets meet contract specifications. This is a fixed-term full-time role (40 hours per week) Monday to Friday.

The main tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

1.             Contract Management

  • Actively manage contractors
  • Assist in the preparation contracts and other land transport functions
  • Process all correspondence between contractors, other consultants and the council to ensure effective instructions are given and communicated
  • Verify and process all financial claims in accordance with council / NZTA timelines

2.             Quality Assurance – Various Contracts

  • Meet with contractors on the job site(s) and ensure that quality requirements are well understood before work commences
  • Ensure contract progress is on track with the agreed upon programme by field observations and meetings
  • Complete quality assurance field testing to a level that ensures the contract specifications are met and outcomes of the contract are delivered
  • Process all correspondence with contractors, other consultants and the council to ensure effective instructions are given and communicated.
  • Prepare contractor reports (progress and final) as required for the project manager
  • Participate in the PACE reviews and offer advice to the roading manager for the various contractors
  • Co-ordinate council’s quality assurance programmes

3.             Road Network Asset Management  

  • Provide assistance and advice to the Land Transport manager and others to improve the efficiency and condition of the network
  • Assist in the documentation of any faults identified during field trips
  • Assist in the identification of safety issues throughout the network through field trips
  • Respond to enquiries / complaints from the public, elected representatives, council managers and other staff. This will involve correspondence and field investigations 
  • Assist the roading manager in the auditing and monitoring the professional services provider

4.             Council Representation and Relationships

  • Develop relationships with consultants and contractors to ensure council’s goals policies and specifications are understood
  • Develop relationships with other local authorities to share innovative ideas and solve problems
  • Assist all council employees when required as it relates to Land Transport issues
  • Represent the council when dealing with ratepayers and the general public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Maintain a high level of expertise in contract management and quality assurance to be able to provide sound technical advice
  • Prepare reports for council, committees, senior staff and other audiences to assist in the resolution of issues or the improvement of the assets or services

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Ability to interact with a diverse range of people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A current Driver’s Licence

To be successful in this role, you will also need to share the Council’s THRIVE values and its commitment to customer excellence and smarter thinking.

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Please include your CV and Cover Letter with your application. Applications for this role can be made via seek and close 9th August 2021.

Do you have lived experience with and are ready and willing to enhance the wellbeing of our most vulnerable Whānau in Tamatea – Central Hawke’s Bay? Central Hawke’s Bay District Council on behalf of Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea, has been successful in securing funding for the He Ringa ora Whānau programme from the Provincial Growth Funds Social Capital Programme. 

He Ringa ora Whānau – restoring the wellbeing of Whānau, is a unique partnership project with Te Taiwhenua o Tamatea to provide community-based support to address drug issues and intergenerational cycles of whānau harm in hard to reach whānau in the Central Hawke’s Bay. The programme be delivered through the Tihei Tamatea network and Central Hawke’s Bay Social Services Forum.

About you:

You may be coming to the end of your career and looking for opportunities to provide a lasting legacy project to the people of Tamatea or alternatively be looking to take the next step up or move sideways in your career.

Already recognised as an emerging leader or rockstar in your related discipline, dealing with complex Whānau matters in a work environment may be new to you, however you’ll be able to utilise your lived experience with Whānau and apply your wide range of post-qualification or work experience to translate challenges into transformational opportunities for Whānau.

Described by your peers as confident in the face of adversity, you’ll have examples of the challenges you have faced and will have demonstrated your steadfast resilience through these events.  These examples, along with your unique understandings of the local challenges facing tangata whenua will set you apart from other candidates. 

Specifically, you will also have:

  • Experience dealing with highly complex, challenging and difficult social circumstances and ideally, first-hand lived experience dealing with Whānau harm in the widest sense
  • Strong relationship management, conflict resolution, co-ordination and leadership skills
  • The ability to manage and sustain strong working relationships with other partner agencies
  • Awareness and understanding with overseeing or managing outcome based projects or agreements that have reporting requirements;
  • Most importantly, you will have a critical understanding of the partnership principles of the Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

 

About the opportunity:

We are looking for someone who will work alongside our programme lead with a focus on delivery of Whanau services. This role full-time is for a fixed term until 31 October 2022

The nature of the work activities shall include:

  • Providing operational support to the He Ringa ora Whānau Programme including:
    • Working with the community’s network of networks, Central Hawke’s Bay Social Services Forum and other networks to address complex social issues
    • Delivering local pastoral support and supporting and enabling withdrawal management from drugs and alcohol
    • Acting as a navigator for Whānau to other support or specialist services
    • Development and implement of individual Whānau wellbeing plans

 

Reporting and leading the administrative components of the programme;

  • Management of any financials associated with the programme and
  • Other general support and expertise as required to see the successful operation of the programme.

 

How to apply:

Please apply in confidence with a cover letter and CV via seek

Applications close 8 August 2021

With a thriving district and strong connected community, Central Hawke’s Bay is in a period of exciting growth and development. With some of the best beaches, fishing and diving spots, water sports, cycling, family friendly places and events, and so much more, there are plenty of great reasons to live and work in Central Hawke’s Bay. 

These roles are unique and career enhancing opportunities for the right people to lead out genuinely transformational change in our community.  Want to know more – feel free to contact us to find out more about this exciting role.

Tihei Tamatea!

This role is a unique opportunity for an energetic, innovative person to work alongside our Customer Experience team to continue transforming our customer experiences and supporting the Central Hawke’s Bay community to THRIVE.

As a customer experience superstar, in this role you will support operational improvements and innovation that results in improved services and outstanding customer experiences for our community. You’ll be the first person our customer interacts with from rates enquires, to dog registrations, no two days will be the same in this fast paced environment. You will be thinking on your feet to problem solve and support our culture of putting the customer at the heart of everything we do.

To support our vision, we need an energetic person with a ‘can-do’ attitude who isn’t afraid of being bold. Ideally, you will have had some experience in customer-facing roles and this innovative approach to delivering services will excite and challenge you. Reporting to the Customer Experience & Relationships Manager, this role is full-time, fixed-term until 31 October 2022.

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, apply in confidence with your CV and Cover Letter via seek

 

This role will close on the 9th August 2021.

Work Visa

Foreign nationals (excluding Australians) wishing to work in New Zealand must have work visas. All applications are tested against the New Zealand labour market. The standard work visa is for a two or three year period.

Spouses and children of working visitors must also apply for the relevant visas (visitor, student or work). Applications take approximately four to six weeks and cost around NZD250-300.

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