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Animal Management and/or Compliance Bylaws Officer/s


Reference: 4808648

  • Are you experienced in animal and/or bylaw management and looking for a new challenge?
  • Would you like to live and work in a vibrant and growing district?
  • Are you after a change in lifestyle and your current work-life balance?

About Kaipara District Council

We are in the business of creating a thriving community where people love to live, work and play. We recognise that to do that, we need to have the right people on board.

We offer an enviable lifestyle in a beautiful environment where rural charm meets coastal chic. Northland's renowned white sandy beaches, extensive native forests, rolling green pastures and laid back lifestyle make this an amazing place to live and work.

About the Role

Are you able to provide a quality service that ensures the safety of the community in relation to roaming, aggressive and uncontrolled dogs, through education, pro-active patrolling and the administration and enforcement of Kaipara District Council's Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw, together with the enforcement of Council's General Bylaws and relevant legislation for animal control including wandering stock. In addition to this role, regular patrols throughout the district will be required with regard to parking enforcement and response to noise complaints received by Council.

About you

To be considered for this role applicants should have the following skills and experience:

  • A sound knowledge of the Dog Control Act 1996 and any amendments
  • Experience in enforcement of legislation such as the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Health Act 1956
  • Well-developed skills for preparing and presenting at Court, at Hearings and Council Committees
  • Experience in handling dogs and stock including the microchipping of animals
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office applications i.e. word, outlook and excel specialist databases and internet explorer
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relates well to all kinds of people
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers and partner agencies and gain their trust and respect. Conveys a professional and positive image, with a courteous and efficient manner
  • The ability to deal rationally with irate people by remaining calm
  • Non-confrontational but with the ability to be firm in difficult situations
  • Works autonomously and is productive while unsupervised
  • Must have a full clean New Zealand Driving Licence
  • Must be drug free

What's on offer to you?

Apart from our attractive location, Kaipara District Council offers a supportive team environment in the midst of positive transformation and change. Benefits can include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Professional memberships and ongoing professional development
  • Study assistance
  • Negotiation on flexible working options
  • Promotion opportunities and career pathways
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives (yoga, Pilates, massage, etc.)
  • An active staff social club
  • Your direct input into making this new role succeed

Applications Close: 26 Aug 2019