Job Vacancy – By Law Officer (part time)

Come and work for a friendly Council in the sunny Wairarapa!   We are looking for someone to support the full-time Bylaw Officer through the year but particularly at peak work times and as cover during leave absences.  The successful applicant will also undertake monitoring and enforcement tasks on Council reserves over holiday periods around the south Wairarapa coast.

Do you want to work a minimum of 15 hours per week and beyond that variable hours up to a maximum of 30 hours at peak times (e.g. dog registration period July/August; coastal ranging Dec/January/ Feb – to and including Waitangi weekend; Easter) and undertake call out duties on a regular basis?  Then this may be the job for you.

We are looking for someone who is able to communicate clearly and has the ability to work calmly in difficult situations. The ideal person would have a good sense of what matters and be able to prioritise tasks in what can be a spontaneous and busy environment. You need to be self-motivated and work as part of a team, or independently. It is also critical that you can get on well with other staff and display a supportive, positive and friendly manner.

The ideal applicant must have an understanding of dog and stock behaviour and good animal handling skills, a full drivers licence and firearms licence. Sound like you?  Read on.

A sound knowledge of the Dog Control Act, Impounding Act and other applicable Bylaws and policies would be desirable.  The position requires the successful applicant to have a working knowledge of common software packages (e.g. MS Word/Outlook/Excel) and the ability to learn Council’s “mainframe” based system and processes (NCS).

Please send a CV and cover letter to by 4pm Friday, 26 September 2014.   Applicants should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

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