Current Vacancies

​Technical Services Officer

​​​Taumarunui Head Office position
Full time role

The Ruapehu district is the jewel in the North Island crown. Nestled between Lake Taupo and containing the Whanganui and Tongariro National Parks with Mt Ruapehu, a dual world heritage location, Ruapehu offers an unparalleled lifestyle as a place to live, work and play.

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) is the territorial authority responsible for this amazing district and we are looking for a Technical Services Officer to be part of our information services team.

With over $360 million of assets under management the Technical Services Officer position performs a key role in support of RDC operations. Through the provision of accurate, timely ​asset information services the Technical Services Officer supports the day-to-day and strategic decision-making on these core assets critical to Ruapehu's future.

The successful applicant will be undertaking data validation and analysis including the analysis of asset condition, maintenance and performance data, deterioration modelling, and network whole of life strategic planning.

You will also be responsible for providing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) support services to both internal and external customers and ensuring that RDC remains up to speed with industry trends that integrate across the ICT environment.

Ideally, you will already possess an understanding and working knowledge of GIS, although this is not a perquisite and training will be given.

We are open to applications from people with either a relevant tertiary level qualification or the equivalent on-job experience.

The key ingredients to be successful in this role are:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills,
  • A current Drivers Licence,
  • An aptitude for applied data analysis,
  • A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously,
  • A 'people person' with strong organisational and written and verbal communications skills combined with,
  • A great positive attitude.

​If you are looking for a rewarding career working for an organisation that offers flexibility, variation and opportunities for advancement we would like to hear from you. 

Please complete and return the Job Application form in the Documents panel below.

If you have any queries please email Council's HR Manager Jackie Van Zijl​ or phone her on 07 895 8188 or 06 385 8364.

Applications close Friday 13 October 2017.

Registrations of Interest for upcoming vacancies

Council welcomes Registrations of Interest from anyone who may be interested in positions that come up in the future. ​If you are interested in having the work-life balance most people only dream about, in one of the most beautiful and diverse locations in New Zealand, with an employer that is determined to grow your career and treat you and your family well, then we invite you to complete an Application Form (see below) for any position you are seeking.

Send email to Human Resources or call via any council office.


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