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Vacancies with Greater Wellington

Positions available are: Team Leader, Science Strategy & Information, Senior Science Coordinator and Team Leader, Hydrology (see below for more information).

Team Leader, Science Strategy & Information
Recent changes in the Environmental Science department in Greater Wellington have opened up an exciting opportunity. This new position of Team Leader Science Strategy & Information will be responsible for providing the strategic direction for the council and department in science, communication, policy and information and enable, through the development of information systems and technology the structure that underpins environmental science for Greater Wellington.
The Team Leader, Science Strategy & Information will lead an experienced team of Senior analysts and a Senior Science Coordinator to develop organisational priorities and work programmes to meet the strategy’s goals, objectives and outcomes.  The Team leader will also play a key role on the development of the department through the Environmental Science Leadership Team.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Have a minimum of 5 years relevant experience in strategic planning, strategic science or information communication and providing strategic and or policy advice, including project management experience.
• Knowledge of the key environmental issues of the region.
• Experience in managing a team of specialist staff.
• An ability to think strategically, and to develop a strong organisational focus
• Excellent communication skills and well developed interpersonal skills.
• Understands the importance of building and maintaining positive durable working relationships both internally and with external stakeholders.
• Ability to influence through effective application of knowledge and logic
The Environmental Science Department provides scientific, monitoring and investigative services to the council spanning land quality and terrestrial ecosystems; Air Quality; surface, ground water and marine quality, including associated ecosystems
To be a part of Making Greater Wellington Greater please look at the job description and apply via the link below.  If you have any questions please contact Graham Sevicke-Jones on 04 830 4241.
Closing date 31st August 2012

Senior Science Coordinator
Recent changes in the Environmental Science department in Greater Wellington have opened up an exciting opportunity for an experienced environmental scientist. This new position of Senior Science Coordinator is pivotal to how science information and management will be undertaken within the Wellington region with a focus in the Wairarapa
The Senior Science Coordinator is responsible for working closely with the council and external research providers to create and assist science activities within the region. The Senior Science Coordinator provides advice to the department on science research and investigations and will assist in the projects and work programmes to fulfil Greater Wellington’s responsibilities.
To be successful in this role you will have
• Relevant qualifications and wide ranging experience in applied environmental science
• Knowledge of the key issues facing our environment
• Good project management and coordination experience with the ability to lead projects around our various natural resources
• A high level of presentation skills and the ability to tailor science to a wide range of audiences.
• Great communication skills with experience mentoring staff
The Environmental Science Department provides scientific, monitoring and investigative services to the council spanning land quality and terrestrial ecosystems; Air Quality; surface, ground water and marine quality, including associated ecosystems.
To be a part of Making Greater Wellington Greater please look at the job description and apply via the link below.  If you have any questions please contact Graham Sevicke-Jones on 04 830 4241.
Applications Close: 31st August 2012.

Team Leader, Hydrology
Recent changes in the Environmental Science department in Greater Wellington have opened up an exciting opportunity for an experienced Hydrologist. This new position of Team Leader, Hydrology will lead an experienced team of monitoring officers and scientists to provide high quality hydrological science and monitoring for water resource management (e.g. limit setting and support for flood management).
You will ensure that all the monitoring and scientific work collected, analysed and reported by the team is of the highest quality while maintaining good relationships with key science agencies. Key to this position will be the ability to look strategically at the hydrological needs for resource management in Greater Wellington.
To be successful in this role you will have
• Relevant experience and qualifications in Hydrology with an understanding of air, soil, water and coastal quality and monitoring.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with designing, planning and implementing programmes to predetermined timeframes.
• A thorough understanding of relevant Resource Management legislation
• The ability to lead a team of professional staff, and to work well as a contributing member of the Hydrology & wider Environmental Science leadership team.
• Strong attention to detail and sound analytical skills.
The Environmental Science Department provides scientific, monitoring and investigative services to the council spanning land quality and terrestrial ecosystems; Air Quality; surface, ground water and marine quality, including associated ecosystems
To be a part of Making Greater Wellington Greater please look at the job description and apply via the link below.  If you have any questions please contact Graham Sevicke-Jones on 04 830 4241.
This role closes 31st August 2012

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