* Variety of staff benefits including flexible working opportunities

* Competitive market remuneration & great team culture

* Full time permanent position

Are you community focused, calm under pressure and an organised team player?

Ko wai mātau | About us

The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it's important to stop and play too. We work where we work best, whether it's the office or home. We're on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know we're better together. Will you come on that journey with us?

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

If you are an experienced Emergency Management Officer, then the Whakatāne District Council is probably on your radar as a place to be. Our experience of responding to natural hazard events proves challenging but provides an incredible opportunity for the right person. We need to be well prepared to respond to these events ourselves and to support our community's preparedness and resilience to be safe during these times. We have a truly diverse hazardscape, whether it be flooding, coastal inundation and erosion, tsunami, landslides and debris flow, or earthquakes and volcanic risks. The diverse nature of our communities shows a great strength of character during emergencies that often provide unique and effective responses, often led by Iwi. We are also experiencing an increase in the number of people choosing to call the district home, so there has never been a more exciting time to work with us delivering this essential service.

Ko wai koe | About you

You'll be joining a team that envisions being better together, so you'll be a team player that upholds the values that our staff developed together. To be successful in this role, we are looking for a candidate who possesses the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

* Strong attention to detail and organisational skills to make sure we have the right systems, documents and templates to respond appropriately to emergency events

* Outstanding communication skills and the ability to form quick professional relationships with a diverse range of people, from other emergency professionals in Emergency Bay of Plenty (EMBOP), lifeline services, neighbourhood support groups, iwi and hapu

* Excellent problem solving and solution focused - we don't expect you to know everything but we know your enquiring mind will drive you to learn quickly

* An ability to remain calm at all times

* Sound interpretation and application skills to fully understand what is required and how to logically apply this within our Council and our communities

* 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

You'll get access to a range of staff benefits including five weeks' annual leave, flexible working arrangements, and free access to our public swimming pools. You'll never be more than half an hour away from rivers, lakes, forests, beaches and great walks - most are just on your doorstep. We love this place and you will too.

Our values

* We're always learning and improving - Toitū te Taumata

* We're passionate and proud - Toitū te Mauri Ora

* We work as one team - Toitū te Mahi Tahi

* We put people at the heart of everything we do - Toitū te Tangata

* We care about our environment - Toitū te Taiao

Me pēhea te tono mai | How to apply

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

To apply for this job go to: https://whakatanecareers.co.nz/Vacancies & enter ref code: 6434978.

Applications close 01 October 2023