Job Vacancies

We offer an environment where our staff are proud of the part they play in making the Gore District a great place to live and work.

How to apply for a job

You can apply for any of our vacancies online by filling in the application form provided. You should include a current CV.

You can also apply by downloading the application form and filling it in. It can then be either emailed to our Human Resources/Administration Manager Susan Jones at sjones@goredc.govt.nz or posted to us at PO Box 8, Gore 9740. Please ensure you write Confidential on the envelope.

 

Current Vacancies

Weekend Custodian - Sundays

The Council’s Arts and Heritage Department requires the services of a reliable, honest and responsible person to undertake sole charge duties each Sunday at the Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre, located at Mandeville.

Download the job description and application form below, or collect from the Council office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore. You can also apply online.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Friday 27 April 2018.

Job Description [PDF, 152 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 172 KB]


Lifeguards

If you are ready for a change, how about a sport and recreation career? Want to work in a fun environment where people come first and where you can have a positive influence on their lives?

Following a roster review, we are looking for four motivated and enthusiastic people to join our fantastic team at the Gore Aquatic Centre. We can offer set roster options between a minimum of 9 to 35.5 hours per week.

The Centre operates on a roster system, seven days a week. Lifeguard roles will include early morning, day, weekend and evening shifts. No experience necessary as full training will be given.

If you:

  • are a competent swimmer;
  • have a mature outlook and a flexible approach;
  • have an excellent work ethic;
  • are a reliable team player who enjoys working with people; and
  • have a champion attitude!

then we would love to hear from you.

Download an application form and job description below or collect from the Council office, 29 Bowler Avenue, Gore. You can also apply online.

Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

Job Description - Position 2 [PDF, 263 KB]

Job Description - Position 4 [PDF, 262 KB]

Job Description - Position 5 [PDF, 261 KB]

Job Description - Position 6 [PDF, 260 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 170 KB]


Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Operator

Looking for something better? It's all here!

Affordable housing better lifestyle, career opportunities

We are Gore District Council and we are proud of the part we play in making the Gore District a great place to live and work. Gore is set to grow and with over $35M investment in 3 Waters over the next 10 years it's a great time to join us.

We are looking for an experienced Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator to join our well established, tight-knit in-house 3 Waters team.

This exciting, new position is a great opportunity to step up and take responsibility for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of Gore District Council's wastewater treatment plants. You'll be first to manage our brand new $7M industrial wastewater treatment hub designed to accept wastewater from the new Mataura Valley Milk infant formula processing plant at McNab, just outside of the Gore township.

Alongside the day-to-day operation, monitoring and troubleshooting you'll take a proactive approach to identifying and reporting system improvements as well as assisting the 3 Waters field team when necessary.

You will bring 5+ years' experience in operating a wastewater treatment facility and ideally you will hold a National Diploma in Wastewater Treatment (or equivalent). However, we are open to supporting you to gain this qualification.

With a natural mechanical aptitude, basic preventative maintenance and repair of machinery will be a breeze. Your problem-solving ability and analytical mind will allow you to excel at identifying and trouble-shooting issues and perform sampling and lab analysis.

Your eye for detail means our standards will never slip! You're tidy, organised, energetic and are comfortable working without supervision. Your positive, ‘can do' attitude and strong people skills will allow to be an ambassador for the Council both with the public, contractors and commercial and Government stakeholders.

You will need excellent computer skills in the Microsoft Suite and be able to understand and produce quality reports.

Why Gore District Council?

At Gore District Council we take great pride in the quality and safety of our work and offer an excellent, supportive team environment. We are proud of our people and focus on developing employees and advancing skills, qualifications and experience.

In Gore we take lifestyle seriously. Surrounded by stunning Southland scenery, Gore offers exceptional community and recreational facilities and an outdoor wonderland on your back doorstep - world-class brown trout fishing, New Zealand's biggest inland boat club, exceptional mountain biking and just an hours' drive from New Zealand's best natural scenery, tramping skiing and crowd-free beaches.

Affordable housing, excellent schooling and with everything no more than 10 minutes drive, you can
even pop home for lunch! Queenstown, Te Anau and stunning Central Otago are less than a two hour
drive away, Gore is the centre of everywhere.

With all the advantages of a city in a stunning rural location Gore really is "Rural City Living."

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Lead Operator Job Description [PDF, 140 KB]

Lead Operator Application Form [PDF, 171 KB]


3 Waters Network Operator

Use your knowledge to keep Gore's water system working
Join a strong, supportive team
Competitive remuneration

At the Gore District Council we are proud of the part we play in making the Gore District a great place to live and work. Gore is set to grow and with over $35M investment in 3 Waters over the next 10 years it's a great time to join us.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Network Operator to join our well established, tight-knit in-house 3 Waters team.

Our Network Operator will assist in the operation and maintenance of our treatment plants and completing reactive and scheduled maintenance on reticulation assets. This is a great team who really have each others' back, valuing every member and their contribution to the great service and high standards that keep Gore's wastewater network operating.

About you

You'll have some experience in the construction and maintenance of water supply and wastewater reticulation and knowledge of traffic management and health and safety. If you have a qualification in the construction or maintenance of water infrastructure Treatment (or equivalent) that would be a bonus. However, we are open to supporting you to gain this qualification.

You will need to display reliability, a positive attitude and a high level of personal and professional integrity. As a natural problem solver with a strong mechanical aptitude and with a high level of organisation you'll efficiently identify faults and carry out maintenance on our network.

You are a great communicator, able to build strong effective working relationships with your work mates as well as external contractors and stakeholders. While you enjoy working as part of a team you're equally confident working independently.

You will need a clean and current driver's licence with a heavy vehicle endorsement. However, we are open to supporting you to gain this qualification. This role does have some overtime and call-out duties so you'll need the flexibility to work additional hours when required.

The Gore District Council takes great pride in the quality and safety of our work and our people. We offer competitive remuneration and focus on developing employees - advancing skills, qualifications and experience.

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Network Operator Job Description [PDF, 145 KB]

Network Operator Application Form [PDF, 172 KB]


Senior/Intermediate Planner

Drive your career forward in Gore - where we take lifestyle seriously!

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Amazing career opportunity

At the Gore District Council we are proud of the part we play in making our District a great place to live and work. A new $260m premium nutritional plant alongside innovative Council strategies are driving growth across all sectors. To keep this growth momentum we need you.

We are looking for an experienced planner with a background in policy development and implementation and/or consenting to contribute in a positive way to the future development of the district.

This exciting new role encompasses a wide range of planning including:

  • Assisting in the preparation and implementation of a new district plan
  • Implementing the Council's spatial plan and growth strategy
  • Managing and processing a range of resource consents; and
  • Preparing a range of Council policy documents

This role offers an immense opportunity for growth. You will be working under the guidance of our highly experienced and well-regarded Principal Planner and have the opportunity to mentor our Junior Planner.

About you

You are a confident communicator who is committed to community engagement and can point to a history of building strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders including iwi, Government and colleagues at all levels. Strong facilitation, mediation and negotiation skills alolw you to resolve consent disputes with ease.

You'll bring 5+ years' experience in planning and resource management, be degree qualified and a member of the NZPI. Sound knowledge of the Resource Management Act and environmental legislation is expected as is knowledge of tikanga Maori.

You approach your work logically, analytically and laterally and with strong organisational and time management skills you are able to prioritise and deliver on deadlines. It goes without saying that you have excellent computer skills and an openness to learn new applications.

With a zest for learning and a drive for career development you will embrace the opportunities this role offers.

Why the Gore District Council?

At the Gore District Council we take great pride in the quality and safety of our work and offer an excellent, supportive team environment. We are proud of our people and focus on developing employees and advancing skills, qualifications and experience.

In Gore we take lifestyle seriously. Surrounded by stunning Southland scenery, Gore offers exceptional community and recreational facilities and an outdoor wonderland on your back doorstep - world-class brown trout fishing, New Zealand's biggest inland boat club, exceptional mountain biking and just an hours' drive from New Zealand's best natural scenery, tramping skiing and crowd-free beaches.

Affordable housing, excellent schooling and with everything no more than 10 minutes drive, you can even pop home for lunch! Queenstown, Te Anau and stunning Central Otago are less than a two hour drive away, Gore is the centre of everywhere.

With all the advantages of a city in a stunning rural location Gore really is "Rural City Living".

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Job Description [PDF, 208 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 171 KB]


3 Waters Technical Administrator

We are looking for a talented administrator with a technical background to be a key part of the 3 Waters team. This role monitors and actions compliance requirements for resource consents and drinking water standards, provides asset management support and carries out general administrative tasks. A background in science and/or civil engineering would be an advantage but is not essential. This position would suit someone looking to get into or further advance their career in the water industry. Training will be provided to the right candidate. There is plenty of variety on offer and contributing to the overall objectives of the 3 Waters activity will ensure you become an integral team member.

Our district will provide you and your family a rural city lifestyle unrivalled by most. Our community and recreational facilities are exceptional. With lakes, ski fields, national parks and major urban centres within driving distance, it is a wonderful place to live.

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5.00pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Job Description [PDF, 158 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 172 KB]


Weekend Animal Control Officer

If you have an affinity for animals and enjoy working with the public, then we have the job for you.

The Council is looking for a weekend and out of hours Animal Control Officer. If you are able to interact effectively with a range of customers and work with a minimum of supervision to provide a first class animal control service for our community during the weekends, we would love to hear from you.

Download the job description and application form below, or apply online. Applications close with the Human Resources Manager Susan Jones at 5pm on Monday 7 May 2018.

Job Description [PDF, 145 KB]

Application Form [PDF, 171 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz