Buller District Council

Job Vacancies

Buller is nestled at the top of the West Coast spanning the coastline from Karamea in the north to Punakaiki at the southern most end. The area of Buller goes inland as far as the top of the Lewis Pass, Maruia and Ikamatua.

The Buller District Council strives to be responsive to different needs and values and works with employees to maximise their potential.

The Council is committed to continually improving its recruitment and selection processes to ensure that quality decisions are made which help the Council meet its objectives.

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The Buller District Council has currently four job vacancy available.

  • Planner, resource management, fulltime, permanent position
  • Airport service worker, part time, permanent position
  • Junior asset support officer, 40 hours per week, 3-months Fixed Term
  • Manager Finance, fulltime, permanent position

Planner, resource management

Fulltime, permanent position

Live and work in one of NZ’s most adventurous and pristine regions. Play a key role in the development of ‘fit for future’ assets and infrastructure. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance.

Buller District Council is seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven team player to join our Planning Team and wider Regulatory Services Department. Ideally you will have a degree in planning, resource management or related field and enjoy
working with an inspired and motivated team of like-minded people.

What will you do?

Process technical resource consents including monitoring and peer review in accordance with the RMA and our District Plan. Provide the highest advice and support to our customers ensuring that consistency is applied with all
interactions. Assist with the management of our District Plan including our involvement with the ‘One District Plan’ for the whole of the West Coast. Issuing land use and subdivision resource consents will also play a key part of your duties.

Who are you?

You will be positive, practical, pragmatic and solution-focussed person who thrives working in a team environment. You will be confident in providing technical advice to internal staff, external consultants and our customers and be able to engage at different levels. Have an practical understanding of Local Government and its policy and bylaw requirements. If you happen to be a Graduate Planner, Intermediate Planner or even a Senior Planner, we would like to hear from you. All level of experience will be considered.

At Buller District Council we are a team of customer focused people who take pride in our region and strive to provide service levels which allow our community to experience all that the district has to offer, whilst enhancing Buller’s already exceptional quality of life.

We aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding environment for our staff. We embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working arrangements (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference in our district.

A full position description and job application form can be obtained by clicking the below link:

Position Description – Planner (218Kb)

Employment Application Form

Please note that due to Covid19 border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates either currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility or a NZ citizen or resident returning home. If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans and timelines for being back in the country.

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Human Resources on 03 788 9642. Applications are to be marked ’Confidential’ and addressed to Human Resources, Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866 or emailed to hr@bdc.govt.nz. All applications are required to be accompanied by the Application Form, a Covering Letter and a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae.

Applications close at 4pm Monday 17 May 2021


Westport Airport Service Worker

Part-Time 15-20 hours per week, permanent position

Live and work in one of NZ’s most adventurous and pristine regions. Play a key role in Shaping Our District. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance.

Buller District Council is seeking a driven and practical person to join their Commercial & Corporate Services team in the role of Airport Service Worker. This vacancy offers and provides a very diverse range of responsibilities that will enable you to gain practical skills and to be trained in areas that will assist in your career development.
We are a team of customer focused people who take pride in our region and strive to provide service levels which allow our community to experience all that the district has to offer, whilst enhancing Buller’s already exceptional quality of life.

What will you do?
Working predominately morning shifts from 5.15am—9.45am, you will be the first face our passengers see before boarding or disembarking from their flights. Your responsibilities will include maintaining the Airport runway and facilities to ensure cleanliness and safety requirements are met for all users of the Airport. There is a requirement to gain knowledge and understanding of Civil Aviation Authority Part 139 and the Health & Safety Act 2015.

Who are you?
You will be a self-driven person who takes initiative when it comes to health and safety and you will need to be con-fident and comfortable working alone. You will display flexibility, attention to detail and an ability to work inde-pendently, as well as a be part of a wider team achieving agreed goals. You will need to be physically fit to enable to loading and unloading of passengers baggage and the general maintenance requirements. Customer Service will be a natural ability for you, along with a desire to develop new skills.

Buller District Council aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding environment for our staff. We embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working arrangements (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference in our district.

A full position description and job application form can be found below:

Position Description – Airport Service Worker (183Kb)

Employment Application Form

Applications are to be marked ’Confidential’ and addressed to Human Resources, Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866 or emailed to hr@bdc.govt.nz. All applications are required to be accompanied by the Application Form, a Covering Letter and a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae.

Applications close 4pm Friday 21 May 2021


Junior Asset Support Officer

40 hours a week, 3-months Fixed Term

Live and work in one of NZ’s most adventurous and pristine regions. Play a key role in the development of ‘fit for future’ assets and infrastructure. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance.

Buller District Council is seeking an enthusiastic, self-driven team player to join our Infrastructure Planning and wider Infrastructure  Services Department.  Ideally you will have an interest in asset management, data collection or related field and enjoy working with an inspired and motivated team of like-minded people.

What will you do?

Support infrastructure planning requirements for Council assets through the timely provision of quality data collation and entry into our asset management systems, digitising all paper data and records into various electronic folders along with any other Infrastructure Planning requirements that may arise.

Who are you?

You will be positive, practical, person who thrives working in a team environment.  You will be confident in computer literacy and have a high level of written and oral communication skills , including the ability to produce clear, concise reports.

At Buller District Council we are a team of customer focused people who take pride in our region and strive to provide service levels which allow our community to experience all that the district has to offer, whilst enhancing Buller’s already exceptional quality of life.

We aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding environment for our staff. We embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working arrangements (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference in our district.

A full position description and job application form can be obtained by clicking the below link:

Position Description – Junior Asset Support Officer Infrastructure Planning (002)(203Kb)

Employment Application Form

Please note that due to Covid19 border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates either currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility or a NZ citizen or resident returning home.  If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans and timelines for being back in the country.

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Human Resources on 03 788 9642.  Applications are to be marked ’Confidential’ and addressed to Human Resources, Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866 or emailed to hr@bdc.govt.nz.  All applications are required to be accompanied by the Application Form, a Covering Letter and a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae.

Applications close at 4pm Friday 21 May 2021


Manager Finance

Fulltime, Permanent position

Live and work in one of NZ’s most adventurous and pristine regions. Play a key role in Shaping Our District. Advance your career whilst enjoying a quality work-life balance.

Buller District Council is seeking a Manager Finance to lead the organisations budget preparation, forecasting and
reporting processes.  This position will report directly to the Group Manager Commercial & Corporate Services and will be accountable for the strategic goals and performance objectives for all things of finance.

What will you do?

Management of the organisation’s financial delivery components, including overseeing the rating, taxation, audit and compliance, creditors, debtors and payroll functions.  Provide leadership and management to the financial team that will enable positive team environment that fosters, develops and promotes a culture of high performance.  Develop the long term financial strategies and plans that align with council’s strategic direction.

Who are you?

You will be an inspiring and motivating leader, who demonstrates professionalism, honesty and integrity. You must be a qualified chartered accountant with current membership to CAANZ.  Understand the legal and statutory obligations of local government and the political structures that council operates under.  Be future focused and able to look beyond the numbers to implement business improvement initiatives.  You will have the highest level of financial literacy,
be able to demonstrate resilience and exemplary staff leadership experience.

At Buller District Council we are a team of customer focused people who take pride in our region and strive to provide service levels which allow our community to experience all that the district has to offer, whilst enhancing Buller’s already exceptional quality of life.

We aim to create and sustain a truly rewarding environment for our staff. We embrace diversity and have a culture that is built on trust and respect. We offer flexible working arrangements (where available) and you get to work with a team of dedicated experts who share a passion for making a difference in our district.

A full position description and job application form can be obtained by clicking the below link:

Position Description – Manager Finance (175Kb)

Employment Application Form

Please note that due to Covid19 border restrictions, we are only able to consider candidates either currently residing in New Zealand with full work eligibility or a NZ citizen or resident returning home.  If you are a NZ citizen or resident returning home, please be sure to include an explanatory note with your travel plans and timelines for being back in the country.

Enquiries are welcome by contacting Human Resources on 03 788 9642.  Applications are to be marked ’Confidential’ and addressed to Human Resources, Buller District Council, PO Box 21, Westport 7866 or emailed to hr@bdc.govt.nz.  All applications are required to be accompanied by the Application Form, a Covering Letter and a copy of your current Curriculum Vitae.

Applications Close at 4pm Friday 4 June 2021.

 

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